Work in Progress Wednesday: Of Feathers & Fans, part 2

With my completion of the Project Peace 2016 Cowl, I was able to return to my second blanket for a large hospice organization, the Feather & Fan Afghan:

This project is swimming along! I think I’ll do about 2-3 more color repeats and then measure it at least to see how the length is looking for a lap afghan.

The feather & fan pattern is always a lovely one. It’s a 4-row pattern and the row of lace is just enough to keep you a bit more interested to move on to the next repeat. Great project for anyone just starting out with lace knitting. Once you’ve caught on, it makes for excellent TV watching.


Here is the pattern if you’re interested in grabbing it: Sweet Stitchin’ Betties Group Feather and Fan


Finished Object Friday: Garter Stitch Throw

This throw is the first knitting project that I’ve completed since I went on a knitting hiatus for 2 years.  It took me about 2.25 months to finish it. Not bad for jumping into it after taking a break:

As I worked on it, I thought a lot about the role hospice plays in the United States. I am thankful for the existence of palliative care and wish more people knew about it.

Today, I dropped the blanket in the mail. It now goes to join hospice teams in my region to contribute towards the goals that all hospice staff have: to provide patients with comfort and to help them live the lives they want to live.


Want the pattern? Grab it here: Garter Stitch Throw