Friday, December 10, 2010

FO Friday

It's me that crazy catlady in Tucson sitting in hat hell. I bet you didn't think I would be posting a FO today. Me either.  I had something I finished last year that just needed blocking but I couldn't find it.  So rather than make place look worse than it already does, I blocked the stole I finished last month, but didn't show you the finish.

From Knitting Kitties

sorry for the blurry photo. The sun only shines in the bedroom very early in the morning to wake me up. Grrrr

The truth is I was quite disappointed in how it turned out.  The yarn I used on the ends didn't match as well as I thought it would.  This was going to be a gift but now, I just don't know.  Maybe I'll find something I can drape it over and hide the ends.  Or I'll rip it out when I'm in fit a boredom from everything else., like that will ever happen.

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The other end that I had started in provisional cast on, didn't work out with the feather and fan pattern.  I should have realized that when I started, but there you have it.  Sometimes even those of us who've been knitting since the very dark ages don't always think things through.  So after two rows and a some cursing, I just bound it off.

From Knitting Kitties

I didn't take measurements as I was so disgusted with the thing. It's about 12 inches wide and the length of a queen size mattress minus pillow space.  Knit with alpaca lace weight that I dyed and spun.

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I finished the first hat at 4am.  Blame FB, I went on to check messages and got enticed by a new game Cityville.  Gah, I need to banned from that place.

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Two more to go.  I really might end up back in a corner of my closet sitting a tote crying and pulling my eyelashes out before this over.  Be sure that either the cats or the bunnies will be all to happy to come and report back to you.  I'll need to hide the camera so they can't video the evidence.

All comments of encouragement will be greatly appreciated or brandy.  Brandy will be good for when I'm in the closet.

Oh, that skein wasn't as badly tangled as I had feared.  I was able to fix it and wind it up rather quickly.  No, melbatoast the bunnies don't bother my yarn, except to nudge a ball on the floor when it gets in their way.  Bootsie and Butterscotch like to go tote diving for balls of yarn but they just carry it around for awhile.  They are past the yarn stringing stage. Thank goodness.


CraftyCripple said...

I don't think the stole looks bad, but as you say the photos are blurry. Maybe its one of those knits that drive you so mad you can't see the beauty for a good 6 months and when you come across it again, you fall in love with it. I hope so!

Allison said...

I can't pass brandy through the internet. But for what it's worth, I think your stole looks beautiful, despite the blurry photos.

Anonymous said...

I'm with Crafty. It looks pretty but the pics are blurry. I'm also with Allison. If you're not THRILLED, put it away for a few months. Take it out later and if you're still not thrilled, RIBBIT baby.

Tami Klockau said...

Yep, I think it looks nice, too. But, I understand not liking something even if it's not as bad as I project it to be. The hat looks great, too.

turtlegirl76 said...

You know, I've discovered that many times we might think of something as a flaw, and be worried that the recipient would notice it and hate it. But I've found, more often than not, the recipient has no idea and loves the object just the same.

Something to consider. I think it's pretty.

Rachel said...

aww im osrry you are disappointed with your work, i think it looks really nice if that helps, and hurray for getting a hat finished. You have cats and rabbits? im kinda debating which to get when we move, worried about knitting with a kitty around hhmm

Aimee said...

Is that the double-knit hat from Wednesday? Amazing work!

Clara said...

Sometimes when this all happens when you get frustrated it works if you keep at it but other times it is just time for a break, come back and look at everything anew again. You will see things in a whole different way. Give yourself a break! It all looks lovely...really!

Heather said...

I love the stole, and think it's difference makes it unique :). We are are always our own toughest critic.

pattas said...

It looks great to me.. love the pattern and colour..
Fb can be a bit of time flyer LOL
I like to play scrabble :))

Julie said...

The stole looks great, well done on completing the hat

Affiknitty said...

I think we are our own worst critics sometimes, especially right after finishing a project. Personally I think the stole looks beautiful! It was a funny post too. : )