Tuesday, April 19, 2022

A Knit Finish ... AKF!

 A while back, I blogged about my first two (2) colour work snood, which was "almost finished." The "almost" was due to not having yet figured out how I was going to sew the two ends together.

The pattern called for "provisional cast on" something I had never done before. Once I figured it out, the knitting took off. Now came the time to sew the two end together. Not knowing how to tackle that just yet, I did what any sane person would do, I put it out of my sight! lol

Well, it started to nag at me. I had decided a while back that I would use the Kitchener Stitch to sew the two ends together. As I took the "provisional cast on" off, I had a difficult time figuring out if I was picking up a stitch or not. So I put it aside, yet again.

Tired of the nagging, I picked it up today and decided I was going to tackle it. Voila! A finish

I will admit, I am not impressed with an area of the snood, it's messy; but I'm willing to live with it.

Other areas turned out fine

I'll just make sure I hide the bad part when it's on my neck! lol

If I need to use a provisional cast on again, what I would do differently is knit a few row before starting my colour work pattern. This way, I'll have a few rows to play with as pick up the stitches. 

For those interested, the pattern is called Foula Snood by Donna Smith and is from the Shetland Woolweek Annual 2018 book.

 I am planning on knitting another colour work snood, if you have any tips, by all means do share. I have so much to learn.

Thanks for stopping by. Cheers!

Saturday, April 9, 2022

The beat goes on ...

Wow, the month of March flew by. Can't say I did much except sit on the couch and knit. That darn couch is so comfortable. Sigh!

On the quilting front, a while back, I finished Seaside Cottage wool topper but forgot to post about it! I do like how it turned out. 

It's perfect for my little table in the breakfast nook. The table topper complements my Lego bouquet!

I would be happy to give the pattern away. If anyone is interested, leave a comment and I will contact you. Do make sure to have an email attached/associated with your profile.

Keep well everyone and thanks for stopping by. Cheers!
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