Friday, January 13, 2012

FO Friday and WIP Weekend!



Happy Friday everyone! I hope this Friday the 13th finds you all well and free of any superstition or strange happenings. I know I am looking forward to the weekend and planning my knitting time out. I am hoping to finish a few fun items for an upcoming baby shower... I'm in the home stretch now!


As for FO's this week, we've got my Springtime Bandit Shawl from the KAL we hosted back in November. I knit it out of The Fibre Co. Terra yarn in the Mint color and I managed to finish it in time to give it to my Mother-in-Law as a Christmas gift. She literally squealed when she opened the package. I think she liked it. :) Anyway, here are some photos of me modeling it just before I wrapped it up for her. (Please never mind the blurry photos and the fact that I look exhausted. These photos were taken late at night during a marathon knitting session. The lighting in our bathroom was not kind to me.)

This project is Raveled here. I did make a couple of modifications to make it bigger. In retrospect, I probably only needed to do one extra body section repeat as the finished shawl was quite large. C'est la vie! It still turned out gorgeous!




In WIPs this week, we have two projects by Shevawn! She's made it her goal this year to finish up all of the WIPs floating around her house so that she can work on new projects guilt-free. I envy her tenacity! I know I am trying to do the same without much progress. :)
Shevawn is currently trying to finish her Shawl Collared Cowl by Never Not Knitting in the Misti Alpaca Landscape Collection. Although this collection of colors is discontinued, the regular Misti Alpaca Hand-Paints have plenty of gorgeous colors to choose from such as: Havasu, Faberge, or Macbeth. I really love this cowl pattern too. It's a fairly quick and easy knit and it only takes 2 skeins of this yarn!
Her other project is her Rowan Lima "Guernsey Wrap" by Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed. You may all remember Sharon's Guernsey Wrap that she knit last year out of Misti Alpaca "Best of Nature Worsted" Yarn. Well, her wrap was so stunning that Shevawn had to cast on as well in this lovely color of Rowan Lima. The color is discontinued, but there are plenty of other lovely colors to choose from. The gold color suits her well and I can't wait until she walks into work wearing it! So pretty!
So that's it for this weeks FO's and WIPs! I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!
Happy knitting,
Kristen
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