Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Summer of Finished Objects

This summer, as I worked to get the house ready to put on the market, I kept coming across UFOs. And finishing them.

So this gift from my SIL:


 became this messy unblocked lace:


which blocked into this lovely rectangular shawl:

 

Yarn: Unique Designs Handspun Wool

Pattern: Cristiana Brenna's 100 grammi

Because the yarn varies in thickness, color, and material, I wanted a pattern that would be very forgiving of uneven stitches. This one did the trick. As a plus, it is completely reversible,  and surprisingly warm for such open lace. Also, it was dead simple to knit up. I have worn it several times now, and am very happy with it.

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Many years ago, a member of my knitting group gave me this yarn:



which I quickly figured out should be this pattern:


and then forgot all about. And now it is this:



Yarn: unlabeled worsted weight weight mohair, partial skein

Pattern: Knitlist Mohair Scarf Pattern (via the Wayback Machine)

Mods: added two selvage edge stitches; I start each row by "slip 1 as if to purl with yarn in front" and end with an extra knit 1. This makes a nice place for my blocking wires. I don't have any idea what to do with this one - the color is just as odd as it looks, and I have plenty of scarves already. Ant thoughts out there?