Friday, June 14, 2013

The Beginning of Enditis...

Hallelujah!!! Some startitis projects have turned the corner into FO's.  In the last couple of weeks, 4 items have graduated from one status to the other:  The Slink, South Seas Table Runner, miniature items, and a Moss Grid Hand Towel.  However, only The Slink and the Moss Grid Hand Towel are available today for your viewing pleasure.

The Slink, what beautiful yarn, but, lemme tell you, by the end of this thing I was beginning to curse the moment that the "need" for beads entered my head.  That is, until the fringe was pulled and the gloriousness was revealed.   My poor dear husband nearly had a stroke when I began to unravel the fringe.  He is not unused to me ripping things out and starting over, but he claims it pains him to watch. So, at the moment of truth, the shawl was carefully spread across my desk at work and when I grabbed that little loose end and pulled, he just about jumped across from his desk to stop me.  Once he was calmed down by my explanations of intentional pulling to make fringe, he was in awe by the way in which it worked.  I, however, was quite nervous, not so much about the pulling of fringe, but about whether all those stupid beads would fall off with each tug.  Nope...they stayed put.  Whew!




The need/desire for some kitcheny items has gained momentum in my knitting finger fury.  Thus, the plan to do some dish towels was hatched.  Who in their right mind does not enjoy the patterns and writings in any of the Mason Dixon Knitting genre?

Moss Grid Hand Towel made with Sublime Yarn Egyptian Cotton on US 5 needles.  Pretty straight forward pattern resulting in an exceptional end product between the pattern and yarn.  (the Chevron Stripes pattern is on needles as we speak).



It feels good to finish a few things for a change!

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16 comments:

  1. Love The Slink! The beads really jazzed it up. I just attempted to knit a pattern requiring the unraveling of knitting. Talk about nerve wracking! And a total fail.

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    1. Have to admit I was a little bit scared, but it was all okay, thankfully!

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  2. I've never heard of that technique before! Looks great and worth the stress in the end :-)

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  3. All great projects - nice work! Hang in there, it's frustrating to tear things out, but you also have some lovely things to show for it!

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  4. Oh wow your shawl is so pretty!!!

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    1. Thanks, after all was said and done, I am glad I went with the beads.

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  5. I hadn't seen that shawl pattern before and it is great. Love the beads and fringe. great job

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    1. Thanks! It is a pretty straightforward pattern and might be going in my repeater pile.

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  6. Oh, I would have been right there having a heart attack too. LOVE the beads and the fringe.

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    1. One of the many reasons I have not yet done steeks. The sight of my cutting might really send him over the edge.

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