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.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Sharon said...

This is beautiful! I love the pattern and color..... what alot of work!! I can't see the seam but I'll take your word for it. I'm certain the recipient won't care, this is definitely a gift from the heart!
Well done Shayo!!

7:28 PM  
Blogger Nerine said...

i don't see it- the flaw i mean. i think it looks good.

5:25 PM  
Blogger Shayo said...

I guess you'd have to see it in person to notice the flaw. It really doesn't look bad though. I'm just being anal.

1:23 PM  
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Anonymous Diana said...

The scarf looks beautiful! I think the join is not that noticeable.. I tried to start this scarf last week, but after 3 starts, I kept ending up with the wrong # of stitches. its tricky at the beginning!

10:52 AM  
Blogger Shayo said...

Diana, it is a bit tricky - I tried to make one for myself earlier this year and abandoned it because my stitch count kept coming out wrong. But eventually you get the hang of it.

1:05 PM  

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