Friday, September 6, 2013

FO Friday - 9/6/2013

While I was away, I finished a couple of projects.

First, here is a sweater I finished at the end of July and didn't post before I disappeared. (Pardon the substandard picture):

It's the Equinox Top by Kristin Omdahl.  The yarn is Berroco Pure Pima.  I need to purchase a red cami to wear under it and then 1. I can show how cute it is on and 2. actually wear the thing.

I made a few modifications to the pattern.  First of all, I didn't like the A-line shape; so, I made it more form fitting.  Instead of shaping with increases and decreases, I changed needle sizes in the appropriate spots.

The Merry Karma 2013 Personal Sock Club is coming right along.  In August, the Sock Knitters Anonymous group challenges the members to finish as many socks in progress (SIPs) as they can.  I didn't have any unfinished socks.  I made a pair of socks for the month anyway:

I did a plain, vanilla stockinette - top down, with a short row heel - sock.  I let the yarn do its stripey thing...GothSock Um from Umbridge on Laudanum Lache. 

Finally, I made a shawl:

The pattern is Storm Water Shawl by Nancy Lobban.  The yarn is Handmaiden Sea Silk.  I bought the kit in Victoria, BC years ago.  I made the shawl for Camp Loopy Project 3.  I think it turned out wonderfully, and I have to thank The Loopy Ewe for the challenge, because I've been needing to make this shawl for the longest.

I had a great Camp Loopy this year.  I completed all three projects and was able to use stash yarn.  I don't qualify for the "free yarn" this year, because I didn't buy the yarn from TLE, but I feel I came away a little ahead anyway.  I have three finished objects to enjoy, I decreased my stash a little and I had lots of fun.

MK out.

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