FO Friday: Hellebores Wristlets

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Project: Hellebores Wristlets

Pattern: Hellebores

Designer: Anne Hanson

Available: $8 on Ravelry; includes matching beret pattern

Yarn: CEY Silky Alpaca Lace in #2458

Although I really like my finished wristlets, this pattern was a bit of a slog.  For me, the lace never made sense, so it was tricky to follow.  Ending with 24 rounds of itty-bitty 1×1 ribbing did not help my mood. But, the finished bits of lacy softness are a true delight, and help add a bit of warmth and color when tucked into the ends of a jacket or sweater.  I like the idea and would make more in the future, but with a different lace pattern, I think.

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Cast-on Monday: a pansy and a wristlet

Last Monday, I didn’t have any new projects to talk about! The horror! I went a whole week without casting on anything new.  How tragic. This week I made up for this lack by casting on TWO new projects, using yarn I bought at the Hub Mills sticker sale.

Here’s my start of Panzee, in CEY Cotton Classic. I’ve never actually made a washcloth before, and I just love the Pansy Cloth pattern (by designer Theresa L. Jones).

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I also cast on for my Hellebores Wristlets, in CEY Silky Alpaca Lace. As far as I can tell, I’ll be able to make the wristlets AND the hat from a single ball of the super-soft very-purple yarn.  This project came about because the designer of Hellebores, Anne Hanson, was chosen for a designer JAL by the 52 in 52 group on ravelry.

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