Friday, 16 September 2011

FO Friday 52: A Year Completed











Ha Ha ! I've made it to Friday ! and I'm still in one piece - all appointments kept, all unexpected flies in the ointment dealt with (requesting that the child who has a history of trying to bully Mini Diva is moved so that he is no longer sitting right next to her) and only some normal stuff left to deal with today: a bit of housework, and some soapy stuff - cutting and curing, a couple of new batches to make (most likely cedarwood-patchouli and cool citrus basil). And dinner. I feel like cooking dinner - of course, the drugs may wear off in the interim and I return to my normal stove-avoiding state.

I finished the scarf for UberCool Brother and mailed it off to him on Tuesday. He called me Thursday and proved himself knitworthy by the rave review he gave it; the rave review a friend of his gave my soap was also fantastic to hear ...

Here are nice photos of the blocked scarf:


Unfortunately, the scarlet runner beans aren't ours, but our neighbor's, climbing over to our side of the fence. Ours .... died.




It was made from Skein Queen 'Squash' 4ply/fingering 100% merino in the colorway 'Aunt Betty's Pond'. The stitch pattern is German Herringbone Rib.

More yumminess can be seen - as usual - over at Tami's Amis, where we are all celebrating a year of FOs ....

21 comments:

  1. That is absolutely beautiful! And I'm glad you made it to Friday in one piece!

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  2. This wool has such a nice colour to it, and the pattern is very pretty.

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  3. Oooh, citrus basil soap sounds lovely, just my kinda thing ;)

    The scarf looks amazing, I love the colour and the pattern.

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  4. Wow, a whole year... what an accomplishment! Congrats!

    Beautiful scarf!

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  5. It's gorgeous!!!! Glad he was so pleased with it..This weekend I hope to stock up on some soap at the local Fiber Twist Farmer's Market. Although I don't think my favorite farm is there...I'll have to check...it's pretty much the only soap we use now..http://www.rowanwoodfarm.com/Soap.html

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  6. S'beautiful. Did you actually cook? Would you like a lasagna recipe? *hides behind sofa*

    ax

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  7. Its beautiful!!And one of my fave colours!!

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  8. The scarf turned out fabulous, glad he liked it. Is it green or more blue? Sometimes those colors show up differently in pictures.

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  9. what a great pattern and lovely colour!

    (good pick up on the turtles on my blog too...hehehe)

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  10. Haven't cooked yet, Alison ...but the day is not over and the drugs haven't worn off yet; Lasagne needs no recipe ;-)
    Sandy, it is the bluey-green color of the 1st 2 photos.
    Tanya, I remember them from their 1st time arouns :-D

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  11. I love the pattern! Nice work.

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  12. Wow, that scarf looks like it took forever to make. It came out lovely! I love the sheen the yarn's got to it, too.

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  13. I love this--the stitch pattern looks so good!

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  14. Wow your scarf is beautiful, I love the yarn and the pattern!

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  15. Beautiful scarf! You're so lucky to have someone who truly appreciates your knits to knit for.

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  16. The scarf is lovely Ribbit; it must have taken some time to complete. I’m glad he liked it.

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  17. I'm with pinkundine - citrus basil soap? Oooh, I can almost smell that clean, zesty scent.

    Your scarf is wonderful - no wonder it got rave reviews.

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  18. That scarf is gorgeous -- no wonder it got rave reviews!!! :D

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  19. Wow that is beautiful and your photos look so pretty of it too! Love the color!

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  20. That is really amazing, wow! I love the yarn and the pattern both, really wonderful!

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