Friday, 29 July 2011

FO Friday 45: I'm Done











Like a turkey at Christmas, that is. I think one of today's FOs is me ... the kids and I were tidying the patio, I bent over to pick up Destructo Boy's bicycle ... and couldn't stand back up straight. Something has gone 'ping' that isn't supposed to, I think.

Lucky that it was before this nagging reminder of encroaching age that I washed and blocked Tracy's Shawl, isn't it ? Because kneeling on the floor leaning on my elbows to pin it out for however long it took simply wouldn't be an option now that I am broken.

















before


soaking








blocking




I am calling it the Anemone Shawl, after the colorway of the Artesano 4ply Alpaca it is made from, plus it is a far prettier name, to me. I am thinking of putting tassels on each point. It was fabulously easy and soft to knit with, but it sheds a bit: my solution ? Just don't wear black while knitting with it.

Lots of lovely FOs from young, mobile, un-aching people over at Tami's Amis.

12 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear about your back, I have suffered with aches and pains myself though I am young and when you back goes it really sucks. You feel so helpless.

    The shawl though is really lovely. The color is gorgeous! Great job.

    I hope you feel better. Have a great weekend.

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  2. Wishihg you a speedy recovery, and don't worry about not coming around to my place. I'll still be coming around to yours! ;)

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  3. Uh, oh. I hope you have some good anti-inflammatories on hand. And then rest with the your spine curved and your knees up. Sounds like a few weeks of the kids waiting on you hand and foot!

    The shawl is beautiful- well done. I'd leave it as is; no tassels :)

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  4. Love that shade of blue. I've found myself contemplating reading glasses since my near vision is nearly (hehe) non existant.

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  5. The shawl is beautiful! I hope your back feels better soon.

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  6. It looks fantastic! I'm sorry your back is misbehaving, though. :-(

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  7. Gorgeous yarn and shawl! So sorry to hear about your back. I wonder if leaning over and pinning the shawl had something to do with your back going out later. Hmm

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  8. Back ache is the pits, I have it as well. Some days are better than others.

    Here's wishing you painfree moments.

    Your shawl on the other hand is AWESOME

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  9. Yikes, I hope your back is feeling better ASAP.

    ...But at least you have a gorgeous, blocked shawl, in the meantime. The colour and delicate pattern of it are fantastic. (And I think it would be even better with your planned tassels, too.)

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  10. Sorry about the unplanned pinging. I hope it mends soon.

    Nevertheless, that shawl is wonderful ... and blocking is like magic. :)

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  11. Oh noes! I'm sorry you are broken. The shawl is just gorgeous and I think tassels would be perfect!

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  12. Awesome shawl. I like it sans tassels, but I'm a simple gal. I think your back could use some 'medication' if you know what I mean wink wink (I mean booze).

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