Friday, 28 October 2011

FO Friday 58: Twofer













So it's here at last: FO Friday and the weekend. I am crazy drunk with the thought of freedom and liberation, as Mini Diva and Destructo Boy are staying at their Belo's for the weekend, so that DH and I can celebrate our wedding anniversary (better late than never): we are going to Bury St.Edmunds, walking the dog, and DH is cooking me a special dinner - I love having married a chef. Add wine, knitting and plenty of sleep, and that's pretty much my idea of a perfect weekend. Let nobody say that I am high maintenance or difficult to please.

Onwards and upwards with today's Twofer: firstly, the scarf for my eldest BIL:























To recap: this used 3 balls of the discontinued RYC Classic Silk Wool DK in the colorway 'Bramble', and the pattern is the 'Twin Leaf Lace Panel' from BW Vol.2. Eldest BIL has proved himself Knitworthy by the warm reception he gave this birthday scarf.

Secondly, I am proud to present Mini Diva's Sky Shawl, which will be hidden away until Xmas. This is the Summer Mystery Shawlette pattern of Wendy D.Johnson, and it is most definitely a shawlette; I was quite worried at how small it seemed - barely a neckerchief; but rather than frog it back and start again casting on a minimum of an extra 48 stitches, I blocked it really aggressively. I ought to have read more fully about it on Ravelry and her blog: I would have made it larger from the start. Lesson learned - use  Pentacles attributes ie. pay attention to detail and be thorough.



 It used about 1 and a bit balls of Cygnet Truly Wool Rich 4ply in the colorway 'Baby Blue'; the slight scratchiness went after soaking and fabric conditioner, and it was easy to knit with - a very slight halo, but no splittiness or snagging. I'd use it again, especially as they have some pretty shades and are excellennt value for money at 205m/224yds per ball.

Do pop over to Tami's Amis to see lots more pretty finished things .....










12 comments:

  1. Lovely FOs! The shawlette is very pretty.

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  2. Both of those look great Ribbit; you are very talented - and clearly not lacking in the Pentacles craftmanship department.

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  3. Beautiful neckwears! Have a lovely weekend!

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  4. it sounds like you're gonna have a great weekend! your lace knitting is lovely =) I love the shawl!

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  5. Yeah, that shawl really is pretty small, but you could just wear it more like a cowl that way so it's all good. :)

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  6. Happy Anniversary. Hope you have an enjoyable weekend.

    The scarf and shawl are lovely.

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  7. Happy anniversary! Your plans sound perfect. And your FOs are gorgeous too.

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  8. Beautiful! (I had planned to take part in that KAL but by the time I managed to get the bazillion stitch markers I needed, I ran out of steam! :) )

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  9. Great FOs - and aren't you brave to post it online. Mini Diva won't see it? :)

    And happy anniversary! Have a great and grand weekend.

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  10. So much beautiful lace!

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  11. You're an FO production machine! So many pretties.

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  12. Beautiful lace projects! It's good to have loved ones that are knitworthy, isn't it?

    Congratulations on your anniversary. I hope that you had a lovely weekend.

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