Wednesday, 12 November 2008

FO: Multidirectional Scarf

Another finished object to add to the collection for going away. This was a really quick knit but I put off finishing it because I got bored. I think it would look better in a colourway with longer colour repeats, but it still looks cool.

Pattern: Multidirectional Diagonal Scarf
Web Link: here
My Rav Link: here
Yarn: Four Bags Full Merino by The Yarn Cafe - DK / 8 ply Merino
Needles: 5mm

Scarf turned out quite shortish, but it's still long enough to be wrapped around your neck twice. Yarn is lovely!

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

FO: Starfish Cloth

Another finished item... I'm on a roll!

This one is the Starfish Cloth that has been doing the rounds lately.

Pattern: Here
Yarn: Peaches & Creme Ombres

Worsted / 10 ply Cotton
Needles: 5mm

I finished it in one day, and it was definitely addictive! My Rav link is here.

Thursday, 6 November 2008

FO: Forest Canopy Shawl

It's done!

I love love LOVE this shawl.

I am so proud of myself, and right now very elated at finally having finished a big lace item. This was, in most part, due to such a great pattern. I am so glad that I purchased it, and I can understand why so many people have made shawls from it. It was the perfect mix of activity without being too brain mushing, but also without being boring.

I will definitely be making another one of these.

(I hope Mum doesn't read this in the next week before she gets it, probably

Blocking the lace was a pretty big learning curve, as I haven’t really ever done that before. I think I learnt a lot, and kept seeing ways to go back and fix it, and line the sections up better than they were.

More photos on my Rav project page.

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Almost FO: Pixie Hat

I’ve been working on it in 5minute stretches when the kids are playing nicely….

Finished in 2 days!
Well ok, almost finished… I think I might pick up the stitches and knit a band around the bottom, since it’s a little short. Though, it will fit Caitlyn nicely, I’m sure.
Whether she will wear it or not is another thing…

And I am proud of myself, I grafted it together!

And: I did end up knitting a band around the bottom, but it looked weird, and didn't sit right, and it was hard to get the ribbing lined up, so I frogged it again. I'm just going to add icord ties instead.

Linky to my Rav project.