Monday, May 7, 2012

The joy of finishing!

Occasionally you just want to cast something on RIGHT THEN!!  That means finding yarn that isn't skeined and then choosing a pattern to go with it.  Oddly, for me that usually ends up being a shawl or scarf, because a girl with only one neck needs an unlimited number of shawls and scarves!

So between procrastination about how to finish some of the WIPs that have been haunting this place I decided to cast on a Multnomah with some Knitpicks Stroll Multi that was sitting about.  I nearly got the whole shawl out of 50g but unfortunately not quite so I had to start a second ball.  Having started the ball I decided to finish it and made the feather and fan border quite a bit wider than the pattern asked for.

I also managed to finish off this little tige and it has come out nicely I think.  I love Pear Tree Merino and the pattern (Topside Cardi) was quick and easy.  My only modification was to do a ribbed button band rather than the garter called for in the pattern.  I just felt that it was more cohesive with the rest of the design. 

Apologies for the crappy photography, sometimes the only time to take a photo is 10 o'clock at night!