Friday, January 14, 2011

FO Friday - 1/14/2011

I am still working feverishly on those projects I wrote about in my last post.  I may even finish the socks today or tomorrow, but they aren't finished yet...

Remember that little mint green thing that I couldn't show the whole project because it hadn't reached its recipient yet?  Well, little Miss Despina is now in possession of this item:

The pattern is by Sarah Hoadley for Lion Brand.  It's called Child's Sun Top.  I used Lion Brand's Cotton Ease.  I hoarded some of this yarn when it was discontinued a few years ago...I would find it at such places as Tuesday Morning.  Anyway, they've since brought it back in new colorways, but this is vintage Cotton Ease.  I made the skirt part longer, because I wanted more of a sun dress.  I like the way it turned out...and it took less than a week to make.

Finally, I blocked my Heavenly Scarf.  I used the 198 Yds of Heaven pattern by Christy Verity and that one skein of Berroco Lustra that I couldn't return to the LYS since it was already caked:

I don't think the yarn was the best choice for this project.  It is a single-ply merino blend, and I think better suited for non-open work projects.  It also didn't get as lanky after blocking as I had hoped.  It is awfully pretty though.

MK out.


Always Alice said...

I don't know......I like the Heavenly.....looks like a warm scarf more than a shawl though......I still want to make up that pattern too. Sounds too good to pass on.

Robin said...

I think the shawl is beautiful. Looking forward to seeing the finished socks on Friday.

Merry Karma said...

Thank you Robin.

Merry Karma said...

Alice, I tied it kind of askew around my neck, and it looks cute.


You should make one.