Tuesday, December 11, 2007

FO's (that's finished objects, for you non-knitters)

I made a little table scarf for my Grandma. I'm feeling wishy-washy about it since it's really just a little section of a shawl that I adapted to make something table-toppy. I wanted a zig zag out of it, but I only got a zig. Although if you look at it from this angle, it almost looks like a pine tree (which is good).

I also finished up another project (the project that shall not be named until post-Xmas) and I'm pleasantly pleased with it. I thought I was going to have an awful time with the seaming and while it is not perfect, it's pretty darn good. It's funny, I realized while I'm working on the 'finishing' of all these projects (seaming, pressing and pinning, weaving in ends) that I choose the majority of my projects according to the level of 'finishing' skills required, ie. none. I make socks, hats, scarves and they all do not need this level of care. Last year's lacy scarf got me to be unafraid of lace and to try more complicated patterns. This year, I think I'm conquering my fear of seaming. Woot! Bring on the sweaters (maybe)!

Here's the only other photo I can show at this point, the cabled arm portion of a pair of fingerless gloves I'm making for an old friend. Love this pattern. So easy and it looks pretty fancy when finished (I made a pair for myself last year).

Well, that's about all I'll be able to show for the knitting until after Xmas. But after I try my hand at a felted bowl (for the other Grandmother), then I'll get to start thinking of knits for me.


madre adoptiva said...

Wowww... that lacey table-toppy bit is just beautiful. Very nice job. I love the fingerless gloves too. You are quite talented! As for the seaming... yea, I hate that part and always look ahead to see what the finishing techniques are in a pattern. That's why I chose Knitting at Knoon's top down sweater.... NO SEAMS!

Ani said...

awwww, thanks! i'm thinking of getting an elizabeth zimmerman book...i hear the sweater patterns are top down, no seams. yay!

Rebecca said...

gorgeous! i love it, and she will, too!