Friday, April 15, 2011

FO Friday - 4/15/2011

After two weeks of no FO Friday, you would think that I have lots of recently finished things to show off.

You would not be thinking correctly.

I did f.i.n.a.l.l.y graft the toes and weave in the ends on the March 2011 socks:



I used Fleece Artist Merino 2/16 in a Shabby Sheep exclusive colorway called Emily.  It was knitted with two size 0US/2.0mm circulars.  The pattern is Aquaphobia.  The premise with this pattern is that it makes any pooling that many handdyed yarns characteristically make seem less apparent.  I don't think it really accomplished the goal with this yarn, but it did achieve a pleasing effect. 



The slip-stitching every other stitch, every other row makes for a dense fabric.  It is a little bit of a wrestling act getting the socks over the heels, but if you feel like you are going to have to break bones for them to fit - your socks are too tight. 



I don't know if I would make these socks again...maybe it is the slip-stitch pattern in general on tiny needles...it made my hands tired.

I finished the Lux Scarf in February, and I finally blocked it last week before Fiber Fest:



I didn't do the greatest job on the flowers, but it will suffice...



I found some FOs that made a few years ago that I have to load on Ravelry.  You see them here first....lucky you!

I made these socks for my momma in 2004.  She was in the hospital after a little fall; so, I thought it would be a nice little gifty.



I made this scarf from a kit I bought at the very first DFW Fiber Fest in 2006.  I cannot remember the name of the kit, but a portion of the proceeds went to breast cancer research.  The yarn is the lovely Jade Sapphire Mongolian Cashmere 2-ply. 



This cute little scarf was made out of some yarn I bought at the Woolie Ewe in 2007 (I think).  I don't remember the name of the yarn, but I don't think the WE carries it anymore.



Finally, an FO of a different type...Remember those flowers I planted on each side of the entry?  As one goes up the steps, on the left:



On the right:



See that little designer azalea?  It is so pretty when it is in bloom.  Check out what it looks like when it is not...it's the blob on the very left of the picture above the begonias.  It was blooming last week.



I don't like short blooming seasons.


Have a good weekend.

MK out.

3 comments:

RoamingKnitter said...

The socks are beautiful! So are the other FO's, including the flowers. Such a bright Spring feel to the lawn.

Knitrageous said...

Wow! You do such beautiful work. I love the flowers at your house and hope they last a long time. It will be nice to see them all summer!

PS Great to see you the other day. Enjoyed the visit!

Lorette said...

I love the sock yarn! I don't mind pooling in socks, so I generally don't worry about it. I also don't mind mismatched socks!