Knitting Up North Blog: North, to Alaska
By: Jess Poskozim, Duluth News Tribune
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North to Alaska
We're back from Alaska and I'm finally readjusting to Central Standard Time. The photo above is from a hike we did to Angel Rocks. I think it's part of the Denali National Park system, which is somewhat misleading since Denali is so far away. I really was happier on the hike than I look in this photo. I think at this point in the hike I was having trouble keeping up with my husband's long legs and my anemia was starting to really show. I recovered after a wonderful meal, a soak in the Chena Hot Springs and a long nap.
Since you're here for the knitting, let's get on to it! This is the Secrety Squirrel knitting that I've been doing. All were gifts for the newest member of the family we stayed with in Alaska.
Leaf Cardigan from Knit Lace & Leaves from Leisure Arts
Yarn: Dream in Color Classy in Beach Fog. It took just under one skein.
Modifications: Hmm... I don't know that I made any. I reinforced the button holes so that the flower shaped buttons wouldn't pull it all out of whack.
Mairead #2225 from Figheadh Yarnworks a.k.a. Cabled Baby Sleep Sack
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepard Worsted in Chagrin. This took exactly 2 skeins, so you might want to buy a 3rd just to be on the safe side. I had less than 2.5 feet left when I finished everything up.
Modifications: Instead of doing the eyelet collar and threading a lace through it, I did a regular button band and added a cute little ladybug button.
Stay On Baby Booties
Yarn: Shi Bui Sock in Orchid
This is a pattern I've done so many times I can knit it without thinking or looking at the pattern anymore. When I realized I was almost done with the Baby Sleep Sack and I didn't have anything else I really wanted to work on, I ran to the yarn store to pick up sock yarn for these.
I realized as we gave the new parents these knitted gifts, that absolutely nothing matches. Huh. Didn't really even think of that when I was picking out all the yarn. Oh well, not even an Alaskan baby needs to wear all three of these together during the summer.
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