F/O Friday #124, and some yarn purchases
|F/O Friday link|
The other meme that I link to is another Friday blog event hosted by the blog Wisdom Begins in Wonder. The focus of these posts is often based more in fiber than finished objects, so it guarantees me a place to write if I have new addition to stash and no project completed that week. If you blog, or if you enjoy reading blogs (insert a grand thank you for reading and commenting), these two websites are the place to hang out on Fridays.
Finished Objects this week
|Infinitude Scarf of Northern Lights|
Yarn: Camden Yarns of Maine, Northern Lights, 90% mohair, 10% nylon on size 11 needles
This pattern is easy and beautiful, if you love garter stitch, welting and ribbing, go check it out. The pattern is easy to follow and fairly quick to knit. The yarn was a purchase at my first foray into the New Hampshire Sheep and Wool event from last spring. The yarn has been discontinued and I picked it up for only $3.00 per skein. I love the warmth of the fiber and the color is brightened by the sparkle of the glittery thread.
|Rowan Colorscape Seyfert Cowl|
Yarn: Rowan Colorscape Chunky, knit on size 10 needles
I have made number of seyferts now and I love the easy pattern repeats. This project was especially enjoyable because the Rowan wool is just that soft. I first saw this cowl on Susan at Windsor Button. It is a free download at the Berroco website. If you are new to knitting, you will find it will teach you to practice the skills of longtail cast on, joining to knit in the round, garter and stockinette stitch and the one different technique has you purl two together, and leaving the stitches on the left needle, you purl the first of the two that you knit together again. A decrease and an increase in one space.
|Goaloha Swatch in Berroco Vintage|
Yarn: Berroco Vintage, on size 8 needles
Mel has another fun KAL going and I decided to jump in. The yarn is from deep stash and was one of the first auctions won on eBay when I was addicted to watching for great deals on yarn. I swatched in the round, it is the first time doing this and I did it at the urging of Mel who alerted us to the change in gauge that happens between a flat swatch and one knit in the round. It is blocked, and now I await the release of the next clue.
While at Windsor yesterday I got some yarn, yeah, I know the sale starts on Monday, but I won't be there to shop until maybe Thursday if I'm lucky. Here is what I got (I really wanted Madelinetosh, but got these instead). And thank you to my sister Steph for the Christmas Gift Certificate. It helped me add the following goodies to my stash.
|Manos Silk Blend|
|Manos Silk Blend|
So if you are in need of inspiration, encouragement or just plain fiber envy... goto Tami's Amis and Wisdom in Wonder to view other F/O Friday projects.