FO Friday

It must have been a warm day in Nunavut… I’ve gone finishing crazy. Making his FO debut is my “Ollie” – the Oliver Twist MKAL shawl. Worked to pattern (nupps and minimal beads), no mods and in the colourway “You Zig, I Zag” (you’ve got to pick a pocket or two boys) and with S/L chartreuse AB #6 beads. Ollie is huge and warm and totally my new boyfriend 😉

Oliver Twist Shawl ~ Finished

Make It Monday

Makin’ it not fakin’ it.

I had a super busy weekend but still managed to fit in some knitting. My “Morisot” sweater, the first installment of the Sweet Paprika Sweater Club, is coming along beautifully. I’m loving the Staccato worsted and the colourway I’m using – Northern Sky – is rich and complex with no pooling or flashing (now THAT would be a knaughty knit):

Morisot

And because I’m stupidly in love with this FO, a couple more photos of my Elizabeth Shawl:
Elizabeth shawl 2
Elizabeth shawl 1

WIP Wednesday

This is somewhere between WIP and FO as per my knitting idiosyncrasies!

(and I really need to update my FO project tab for 2014… I’ve not been slacking)

Addewid is off the needles but is waiting for blocking. I’d like to give “Block Party” a whole new meaning and have several people come visit to help me with getting these last few projects truly finished. Alas, I’ll have to put aside my fear and loathing of blocking and get it done.

Here is her partial debut. More than black blob, less than gorgeous shawl:

 Addewid

WIP Wednesday

WIP for normal people, FO for me 🙂

First project finished in the new place. Not blocked, the knit stuff is status quo with me but I’m looking forward to getting it blocked. I actually have the room to do these things now!

A peek before blocking.

A peek before blocking.

Why, why, why…? Despite my best efforts, my toes always seem to sneak into photos… No mean feat – happy coincidental turn of phrase – for size 6’s to be hogging the limelight. At least my polish matches…

Make It Monday

And what a weekend it was!

Clue Six of the Peter Pan Mystey KAL arrived bright and early Friday morning. I had time to work the colour transition on one side of the shawl before heading off to work. This next-to-last clue had us cast off each side and so, It looks like the seventh and final clue will have us pick up the outer edges for a border and then the finishing. Have loved this KAL and in particular, the Unique Sheep’s gradience colours.

Here’s last week’s progress (there are more photos on my Flickr):

(No idea why this photo is rotated – it’s correct in my media files and defies my two correction attempts! Clicking the photo will take you to its home on Flickr and spare your neck a crink)

PP MKAL Clue 6 - Finished

PP MKAL Clue 6 – Finished

I finished up my Snow Day mitts (that match the hat mentioned in a previous post) and a crochet scarf for the Ravelry Rallenics:

My "Mitten Moguls" entry

My “Mitten Moguls” entry

My entry for the Scarf Super-G in Ravelry Ravellenics

My entry for the Scarf Super-G in Ravelry Ravellenics

And… Last not least, I cast off my Hanging Garden Stole. It qualified for the “WIP Dancing” event of Ravellenics, having started before the official cast on date. Finished up Friday evening:

#hanginggardenstole #siviaharding #silkmerino #castoff #beads #happygirl #shawl #laceAll of this and the massive cooking spree Sunday to make meals for the next several weeks, made for a super-productive weekend. Happy Girl.

Hope yours was great too. Cheers!