Thursday, April 23, 2009

2 "LOST" FOs !

I received a message on Ravelry about one of my project, Abertay & asked if the picture of the wip can be used. This suddenly prompted me to start looking for it as I remembered finishing it sometime last year. My search came up with 2 "LOST" FOs at the bottom of the basket.

Abertay is one of them & I remembered that I left it in the basket so that I can block it when I have time but somehow forgot all about it. So, Abertay is now blocked ......

..... and it's gorgeous ! How can I forget this lovely knit & left it in the basket for so many months. It looks great on Lydia .....






.... wore in different ways & of course the yarn is soft & light - it's Irene's Helios !


The other "LOST" FO is this ......



..... it was all done & does not require blocking but I just did not like the way it turned out & I guess I just wanted to "forget" that I knitted it. It's a circular vest form Elann & I knitted in Cleckheaton's 4ply natural cotton. I love the cotton but ......


..... it just don't look right when worn. This is the long version & below is the short version ....


.... it just look messy when I wear it & it's all over the place. Maybe I am just too fussy & want my garment to sit properly. For the time being, this project is back in the basket.

Over the Easter weekend, I wanted to knit a quick project & found this pattern. It was a quick project - cast on Good Friday & cast off Easter Saturday & I used up 2 skeins of my sock stash ...

.... I used 2 strands of sock yarn (Helios again) & 6mm needles. This top is knitted top down so there's no seaming at all. I did lengthened the sleeves & the body & it looks great .......

...... I love this little top & it's just nice for the cool weather now. I do want to knit another one & use up more of my sock yarn !

5 comments:

Amanda said...

They are all beautiful but Abertay is stunning - just the right thing for autumn. Well done!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Beautiful knits. Your Abertay is gorgeous.

Rachel said...

Now that's something I haven't heard before! :) Heard of losing WIP's but never a full finished object! So glad you found Abertay because it is beautiful! Love the leaves in that design!

Anni said...

Gorgeous knits. Especially love the shawl, really, really love it. And the circular shrug. I may try doing that one.

Rebecca said...

ABERTAY is absolutely stunning!