Sunday, November 4, 2007

Sometimes I Finish What I Start

Yes, sometimes I *do* finish what I've started... I don't know if any of these ever truly reached UFO status, since they never went more than a month without me doing at least a few row on them, but...
Let's start with my Camelot Socks - started June 2004, finished October 2007.
The detailed photos are "truer" to colour. The full socks are a little bit dark. While I am pleased with the socks, there is an error in them. The photo on the right shows the heel and start of the sole. The one on the left shows the top of the foot and the sole. I was supposed to have the soles in the same 1 by 1 colour pattern as the heel turn, but instead I somehow managed to interpret the pattern in such a way that I continued the patterning from the gusset onto the sole. While they aren't *as designed", I am pleased with them.

Next up - my Lizard Ridge afghan. Yum! I love it! Started September 2006, finished October 2007. Despite being a Certified General Accountant in good standing, I cannot multiply 4 by 6... Rather than knit 24 blocks for my afghan, I knit 26. I now need to figure out what to do with my two extra blocks. Do I turn them into something else? Or do I knit another 22 blocks for a second afghan? I'm sure that the answer to that question will sort itself out in the fullness of time.

Next - my Adamas shawl, designed by Miriam Felton. Started May 2007, finished October 2007.
The River Rapids socks didn't take any time at all - I both started them and finished them in October 2007.


And finally, these last two finished objects are happy in their new home with June in Virginia! I made the bag and socks for the Fall Felted Bag Exchange. Can you imagine a knitter that had never had handknit socks? Well - I've solved that problem! The bag is Lagoon from Pursenality Plus and the socks are the Tidal Wave pattern. The embellishment that I put on the bag made me think of beach glass and it just seemed to "work" with Lagoon....



11 comments:

Nancy @ the Jersey Shore said...

Love your finished objects! How big are the squares? YOu could send them to those collecting to make afghans for disaster victims...

Dianne said...

Enjoyed seeing your beautiful work..I found you via The Knittin Coop~

Amy said...

Those socks .... wow! They are just amazing! I love the colors and how they bring out each other. And just remember - better late than never.

Anonymous said...

Wow I was pretty pleased when I busted out a pair of mittens on my day off! I envy the lizard ridge, you could use the 2 extra squares for a funky felted bag or as a "downpayment" on another blanket.

Annony

Robin said...

I'm amazed at your FO's!! We do have the same pair of socks, in the same yarn~the Tidal Wave's! I love that pattern...knits up so fast!

Lisa said...

WOW! That's a lot of stuff finished. I am woefully behond with the addition of Onyx but will be hard at work this week.

I agree with Annony on the funky bag or a "downpayment" of sorts. Keep us posted....

Ariel said...

WOW!!! Everything is just beautiful.

Love your work.

Crafty Canadian said...

Love the afghan! Depending on how large the squares are you could make a couple more and sew them up as a matching throw pillow for the complete snuggle package.

Anonymous said...

I love those Camelot socks! When the swap is over I'm going to be picking your brain about socks with multiple colors.

Your lurking Secret Coffee Pal

inukshuk71 said...

Wow seems to be the only word I can think of to describe those FOs. The socks are way adorable and the lizard ridge makes me want to crawl on a sofa and have a nap and have multicoloured dreams. I'm with the others on the extra squares, they would look lovely as the centerpiece of a knitted bag.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I`m amazed. I`ll keep my eyes for the Camelot pattern, it`s lovely and such wonderful colors you have used. I look forward to explore more of your blog.

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