Saturday, February 7, 2015

YOP - Week 06



Just look how those weeks are marching on!

Had some other things to do this week, not so much knitting got done. The knitting needles have now passed the date at which they were supposed to arrive. I sure hope they are delayed and not lost...sigh...so I have not been able to start on the other afghan.

I did finish the shawl though. Somewhere while the Australian Open Women's final was on (I watched the recording, no way will I miss sleep for that) Squeeeezed it on the needle and it worked ok, just the casting (binding) off was a bit 'tricky'



I thought there was something wrong with the edge though as it curled back onto itself, but a closer look at the pattern picture (on the label) showed that indeed it was correct.




I'm not planning on blocking this, but will see how it wears and washes. It is beautifully soft, warm and cozy though!

I also got the 'popper tape' and wooden buttons to finish off this cowl that I knitted back in December.



I simply love the textures on this! The pattern is by Pam Powers : 'Quilted Lattice Ascot'  I used Patons Decor in 'Sand and Sea' for this. It has no 'owner' at this time..it is a nice little gift to have on hand...




As for the rest of the projects : I have not yet bought more yarn for the afghan in the making. There is no rush to finish that, so I'll get to it again eventually!
I have also made a start on the Feel Better Friend Doll, but nothing worth showing yet.It's been a good and busy week, even if there isn't much in the knitting department to show for it!

5 comments:

Gracey is not my name.... said...

Nice job..I just recently saw that ascot cowl and thought how pretty it was...your scene out beautifully....
Your shawl does look snuggly warm, enjoy it...

Lucy Bowen said...

I really like the cowl, such a lovely colour and a great stand by gift. The colour of your shawl is gorgeous, well done for finishing on the short needles. Hope the new needles come soon.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

That cowl is gorgeous! Such a perfect pairing of pattern and yarn, and the buttons are just right too! Lovely!!

mysparemoments.com said...

Really lovely cowl and well done on finishing the shawl, it's nice to see in the midst of busy weeks how we still manage to get things done and complete.

Leyla Alieva said...

Wonderful projects!