Friday, December 10, 2010

FO Friday

Today is FO (Finished Object) Friday with Tami

And today I have a lovely FO to show you... my MIL's Juliet scarf, at long last!

(Apologies for the poorly-lit iPhone photos, getting nice pictures in the daylight is tricky in winter - I will re-take them once blocked this weekend with some natural daylight)

Actually, it worked up quite quickly once I really pressed ahead with it. I had been putting it off because the 12-row pattern was so intensive and required a lot of concentration - not ideal for TV knitting at all, which meant I kept losing track and going wrong. And it was so difficult to undo.

But now it's completed (just needs blocking before wrapping and placing under the tree) I'm really pleased with it. It's so soft (I used Louisa Harding's Kimono Angora Pure, which is luscious) and the pattern has turned out well despite some hiccups. And I actually managed to finish something that took me longer than a hat, hurrah!

So, what's next? Just my sister's beret to finish and then I think I'm done on the Christmas present front. I could think of another gift, but it's not vital and I don't want to be under pressure to finish in time, and possibly fail miserably! So I think I might cast on my own cabled fingerless gloves, just for me. :)

Back soon.



Tami Klockau said...

The scarf turned out so nice, and I love the pin you're using with it. The colorway really goes well with the pattern.

I think you should do the fingerless gloves for yourself! Everyone deserves to make something for themselves, even during the holidays.

Mutant said...

It looks very luxurious, especially with the pin! Well done!

Denise said...

That scarf is beautiful. I love angora yarn, so soft.

Halfpint said...

The scarf is beuatifulk, I am sure she will love it.
I agree on the knitting for yourself rather than getting stressed trying to finish stuff for Christmas front

Rachel said...

wow check you out! this looks awesome hun xx

Kathleen said...

I love the scarf, and that bow pin makes it so perfectly elegant!

Affiknitty said...

Lovely! I'm sure your MIL will love it!