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September 12 2014
September 22 2014
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Marianne's Romantic Bookmark by Carolyn Joan
Needles & yarn
US 3 - 3.25 mm
Knit Picks Shadow Tonal
396 yards in stash
0.1 skeins = 44.0 yards (40.2 meters), 5 grams

I had been thinking to use a thin cotton threat to knit this up and then even starch it, but after doing the Season’s Shawl (my gift from heaven shawl), I had some knitpicks Shadow Tonal left-over and decided to use this yarn as it is the one the pattern calls for; I can always use a different yarn next time I make this. Which color to use was difficult since they all look pretty, I decided on the light green “Springtime” color.

I was also thinking to put beads only on the part of the bookmark which will be outside (around the heart) on the book in order to not damage the pages, but when I did find the perfect color beads in my stash and knew this bead is smaller than the one the pattern calls for (size 11 instead of size 10), I decided to place them all over after all.

9.12. I feel good to have started on this and to have knitted up the first lace repeat; really pretty. Since the only US #3 needles I own are DPN’s, I put needle stoppers on the ends of two and use them as straights :)

9.13. I calculated that I will need to do 18 instead of 25 pattern repeats since the book I am making this for is 7.5” tall and not 10 “tall. So far I have done four repeats in just two evenings :)

9.20. I ended up doing 19 pattern repeats and then the final lace section and I cord. I just need to block it now and find the right button.

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100% Merino
440 yards / 50 grams

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  • Originally queued: August 29, 2014
  • Project created: September 12, 2014
  • Finished: September 22, 2014
  • Updated: September 26, 2014
  • Progress updates: 2 updates