Friday, August 19, 2011

FO Friday - and a big thank you :)

First of all, a big thank you to everyone who left me a kind comment on Wednesday's WIP frog or not-to-frog dilemma post. It really helped to read all your lovely comments, and you'll be pleased to know I did frog the Lauriel and I have now re-started it from scratch. It was hard to do, but it was never going to be right in my head, and I wanted it to be perfect or not be anything at all - plus getting to use my new yarn winder certainly helped soften the blow a little.

From this...


I had a little moment when I almost threw it across the room again yesterday, as the pattern just wasn't knitting in properly, again. But my lovely friends Hannah and Jenny came to my rescue with an emergency after-work knitting meet-up and I now know what to do, and it's looking a hundred times better already. Phew! Thank you girls!


... to this (can you see the continuous lines? Yay, me too!)

Can you tell I'm feeling a little better today? Maybe it's because I realised I'm lucky to have what I have, and to also have some good friends looking out for me - and I'm ready to say a big "screw you" to everyone and everything else. I'll find my own way. Ok, it might take a bit longer, and it might not be the scenic route, but I'll get there, just you see, and when I do it will be fabulous darling!

Anyway, the reason I'm supposed to be here is to share my latest FO with you. This one was a quick and very easy knit called Sophia and had two aims - using up some very cheap and easy wash yarn (Super Saver Solids I think) and to make a nice autumn-friendly top. Yes, I said autumn, it's in the air already I can just feel it.




And talking of garments, and washing, that leads me nicely on to my giveaway. The lovely people at Bold have launched a new 2-in-1 floral fragrance - Rose Blush & Peony. Oh my, it is absolutely lush! I have the powder (you can also get liquitabs and gel) and thanks to its unique scent-release technology it leaves my clothes smelling so summery all day long (I'm making the most of it before autumn really does set in!)

And to celebrate, for a limited time only, Bold are giving you the chance to win a lovely, exclusive floral print scarf by the London fashion designer Olivia Rubin. For your chance to win one, and get yourself a money-off coupon, simply visit www.supersavvyme.com/Bold




And to thank all you lovely followers out there, you can also grab a second chance to win this one right here simply by leaving a comment on this post telling me what your favourite fragrance/smell is and why. Closing date is next Tuesday 23rd August (oooh that's my birthday, but I'm giving you the present!) at 23.59, and I'll announce the winner as soon as possible afterwards. Entries welcomed from any country - I'm happy to post wherever. Good luck :)

xXx

18 comments:

Ginger said...

I love vanilla, I don't know why, it just appeals to me more than anything flowery or fruity.

pinkundine said...

I'm glad you're feeling happier, and have decided what to do with Lauriel now. Love your autumn top, so pretty :)

Alittlebitsheepish said...

Frigging is hard, but it is better to do it earlier than spend hours more on it and then still decide you don't like it, it can be kinda fun to do too.
The blue top is gorgeous, love the pattern and the colour.
Favourite smell- melted chocolate, but that would make a hideous washing powder :)

Sarah (Crafts From The Cwtch) said...

Lovely FO! It would work with a long sleeved t-shirt in the cold too - very nice!

My favourite fragrance..? The smell of rain on a hot day!

Have a lovely weekend
x

RugbyMad said...

You know what they say, third time lucky! I know this time it will be fantastic and you will forget that you had to frog it all.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

No fragrance here - family members have sensitivities. Good luck to one and all for that lovely scarf!

I'm relieved to hear you bit the bullet and frogged. I can definitely see the difference in your before and after picture, and I think you're going to be SOOOO much happier with your finished sweater!

Sam Findlay said...

Glad your happier with your wip since you frogged it, sometimes its the only thing to do! Lovely "Autumn" top too!

Calophi said...

Wow, that top is lovely! You did a fantastic job, it looks great on you. I think I'm gonna go ahead and save it and see if I can pull it off some time.

Sandy said...

Glad it's working out for you, how nice you've got people to help. Love the color.

stephanni :] said...

that blue sweater is GORGEOUS!!! great job!

Liz said...

Glad you went for it and frogged it. Must've been painful to do though!

I love Bold detergent - it really does make everything smell so yummy for ages!! As someone else wrote - I also love the smell of melted chocolate - but I think for clothes, sweet peas and blue bells.

Contessa said...

The autumn top looks fantastic!!! :D

It's so hard to believe autumn could be in the air already -- seems like our summer is only just beginning. *whimper*

Chrisknits said...

The sweater will be back to where it was in no time. Love the new top, it rocks.

erin said...

the top looks beautiful! I agree it can be really hard to frog things - but if you're going to take the time to knit it, it really should be perfect. good luck!

autumngeisha said...

What a pretty top. It looks lovely on you. Frogging is always tough, but ending up with a garment that you love is worth the headaches.

Underground Crafter said...

Your autumn top is lovely!

witchyknits4ewe said...

Your top came out beautiful!! Glad things are working out on the other project too!!

Favorite smell - well, since I'm thinking of a snack, I have chocolate on my mind... otherwise, a lovely baby powdery scent is good.

Laymon said...

I love your FO top, it's beautiful!