Friday, 26 July 2013

FO Friday - Oh Summer and Wingspan

Wooo it's Friday! I'm so proud of these FO's, particularly the Oh Summer cardigan from Anadiomena's mystery Summer KAL. So without any more waffle, here it is:

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I love how the lace in the body section opens up when it's blocked out, it's so pretty now. Both lace patterns were very simple to work although it did mean sometimes my brain would switch off and I'd forget a YO and have to tink back. I think that says more about my attention span than the pattern though

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I gently blocked the body with slight points. Not sure why, I just liked the look of it!

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The beads on the bow are such a pretty touch

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I rather hope this pattern makes it into adult sizes, although all those double YO's might take a while lol

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I promised you two FO's this week though so here's my Wingspan shawl. I knitted it on 3.25mm needles rather than the 3.5mm recommended by the pattern as I preferred the fabric. It also meant I had enough yarn to do a 9th triangle and work the border/neck bit twice as big so I could cast off with the bright green colour

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Completely accidental but I really like how the colours are matching on both sides

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As you can see, my model has claimed this shawl for her own. Whilst she wouldn't normally wear it over a cardigan (she refused to take it off!), I can't deny it suits her much more than me so she can have it :-)

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Well that's the end of my photo filled post. Today I'm going to try to get the pockets done on the vest from yesterday but I think that's probably going to be it. It's the second day of the Summer holidays and I had a very late night last night. Spending the day in bed would be very appealing apart from the knowledge the house would be a mess thanks to the children.

As usual I'm linking in with Tami's Amis FO Friday posts. Hope you have a lovely day, thanks for dropping by. I'm looking forward to reading through other people's FO Friday posts :-)

32 comments:

  1. They look fantastic! I especially love the shawl!

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  2. What gorgeous FOs!! I love the colour of them both too, am very impressed at your finishing!

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    1. thank you :) I don't tend to use those shades of green very much normally. I shall have to make more effort to do so

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  3. Gorgeous FOs and gorgeous model! :)

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    1. Thank you :) Model is homemade too lol

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  4. Thats the 2nd cardigan I've seen like this in the last couple of days. Yours is lovely as is your model. Shawl is beautiful too

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    1. There were quite a few of us joining in with the MKAL. Thank you :)

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  5. Oh my, the cardigan and the shawl are both gorgeous, I Love the colour! My compliments to your model! :)

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  6. I'm still very fond of green (blue is my favourite colour). Both are beautiful projects. Nice photographs too. Enjoy the weekend. Regula

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    1. Thank you :) Have a lovely weekend too x

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  7. Beautiful! I must say the cardigan and shawl do go well together, no wonder she claimed them both, she did a wonderful job modeling them.

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  8. Just adorable--both cardigan and model, and I love your Wingspan version. And bonus like for the gorgeous shades of green--my fave color.

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  9. Too cute. love the sweater and how happy your daughter looks.

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    1. Thank you :-) She's always happy to get mummy-knits, especially two at once lol

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  10. Absolutely charming! (And the sweater and shawl are lovely, too.)

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  11. Beautiful model, beautiful knits!

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  12. The cardi's a cute little piece. It's adorable on your little beauty there. LOVE your shawl.

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  13. Fabulous! I love that emerald colour and your little one is such a great model! :D

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    1. thank you :) I was clearly going through a bit of a green phase when I picked the yarn for these projects lol

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  14. They are both gorgeous, and in one of my favorite colors. What yarns did you use for these?

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    1. Thank you :-) The shawl is Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball in the Summer Meadow colourway. The cardigan is a colourway from the Natural Dye Studio called Woody Bay and is dyed on their Dazzling 4ply yarn

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  15. I really must cast on a Wingspan this summer holiday! I love the colour you've used x

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  16. Oh my, they are just absolutely gorgeous!

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