Friday, 5 April 2013
FO Friday 132: Glee
So it snowed and was grey all day yesterday; but like magic the sun and blue sky are back today, and you'll be glad to hear that my mood has improved exponentially with it.
Probably this has also been helped by taking photos of the completed Mrs.Tumnus Shawl, made from 4ply yarn hand-dyed especially for me by my friend Mimi:
The pattern was challenging, as it starts with casting on like a squillion stitches (OK, I cast on 449, which is 32 extra, which is the same as a squillion, right ?) and I was worried the short rows would be hassle - but they were an absolute doddle. I used 4.5mm needles throughout; I had 400m of yarn, and I did have the tiniest bit left over ... 8g out of about 100g.
I haven't yet figured out how to photograph this so you can see it at its best .....
On the other hand, the 70s Flower Cushion ? Looks eye-wateringly bright whatever you do with the camera:
But, all the squares are crocheted together and made the right size of big square in the end - yaay for the Gauge/Tension Fairy. The back is just a 70s Granny Square nightmare:
It's crocheted purposefully on the huh to lend it even more visual interest. Uh-huh. Yes, indeed that is the truth.
But the this the best photo, because I think it's the most arty posh one; and I am really pleased with it 11/10:
And I am quite fond of the almost matching heart buttons that I found:
But I am really glad that it's over, and am basking in the hot glow that righteousness, piety and completion of an ooky task bestows on one ....
While I bask, I shall enjoy all the other finished objects at Tami's Amis ....