Friday, 16 March 2012

FO Friday 78: Buses

What with not having finished anything and the swap, it seems like ages since I've done a FO Friday - and in fact, it is: the last proper one was FO Friday 67; and there was that in-between Wednesday one. Of course, now it looks as if I have been stockpiling against some kind of craft zombie apocalypse.

You remember that Uber-Cool Brother confessed to losing the 2nd scarf I made him ? Well, the third time is the charm, so he has now received the scarf made from 2 skeins of scrumptious Drops Alpaca (such brilliant prices, very reasonable, purchased from Garn Studio with the aid of my friend Miss.Mags) in the colorway '6834 Dark Petrol'  using the 'Flemish Block' stitch pattern; unfortunately, I  cannot get the color right in any of the photos - it is really a navy blue shot through with turquoise/teal, not the flat charcoal back color presented here:
















































Then Mini Diva's birthday approached, which meant a slight hiatus from knitting that resulted in this:


































And I have also completed my 2nd Lady Bertram, using Crazy Zauberball in 'Indian Red', destined for my Auntie Hazel:


I wanted more shawl body than edging, compared to last time, so I kept increasing the stockinette section until I had 122 stitches on each side of the 2 spine stitches; I completed the first set of charts, then repeated charts B and A once more, which left me with a mere 10 or 15 yards of yarn left after binding off.

So now I must focus on Chrissy's Lily's Slice of Pi KAL, and the other VIP (Very Important Project) that has a fast-approaching deadline ....both laceweight on skinny needles, both moving as dispiritingly slowly as the most turgid of molasses ....

Pop on over to Tami's Amis to see things finished more regularly and in a timely manner.





10 comments:

  1. I love Mini Diva's pillow! Turned out great :D

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  2. Mmm, all the pretties. Although Mini Diva's pillow is a bit much, even for pink&ruffles me! I'm sure it's right up her alley though :D

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    1. LOL yes it is rather a pink eyeful :-D

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  3. That pillow is amazing, I'd have loved to get something like that as a kid! :D

    And the stripes on that Zauberball shawl are just delicious.

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  4. Lady Bertram looks awesome in that colourway! Lucky Auntie Hazel!

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  5. The cushion is brilliant - I don't recall seeing too much sewing on your blog before, so it's wonderful and hope to see more. The shawl is perfection. I'm knitting a shawl in Zauberball at the moment, but it's a lace zauberball! Ooh, exciting!

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  6. Lovely projects and the pillow is making me weak at the knees

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  7. I hope that DD luffed her pillow - it's gorgeous and girly!

    And the knitting is, as ever, a TRIUMPH!

    Ali x

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  8. WOW! I've never been a huge fan of Zauberballs, but that shade is awesome! Does it have a name?

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    1. Oops, sorry, I thought I'd said: it's 'Indian Red' :-)

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