Saturday, November 18, 2006

I promised you an FO...

...and here it is!

Completed Backyard leaves 2

Pattern: "Backyard Leaves" by Annie Modesitt from Scarf Style
Yarn: Karabella Aurora 8 in color #25
Needles: US 7

So it's a week late but at least it's here, right? I can't believe it took me a month and a half to complete it. Anyway, I'm pleased for the most part with the scarf. It's very pretty and I love the texture which I think was greatly enhanced by blocking. I didn't make any modifications but if I had to knit this again I'd do it in one long piece instead of knitting two halves and then joining them as instructed. That way, I wouldn't end up with this:

Backyard leaves join

See that? I was extremely careful and tried really hard to make the join look as seamless as possible but as you can see from that photo, I wasn't very successful. It's the only flaw in this otherwise beautiful scarf and it bugs the hell out of me. But I'm going to resist pulling it apart because it's not very noticeable. Besides, I have quite a few more gifts to finish so I really don't have the time.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Sorry for the pictureless post...

...but it was either that or wait until the weekend to post an update. I never have enough time in the mornings to take photos and by the time I get home from work it's pitch black outside. But don't worry, I promise to take photos this weekend and show off an FO!