Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Sugar we're going down swinging

Finished Object Alert:

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The never ending black stole is finished, I worked through most of the last cone at CommuniTea last night and finished the last repeat and garter edging when I got home last night. It was too late and I was too tired to block it then, so I waited till tonight to do it. This is what it looked like last night:

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This is a close up of the stitch pattern:

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It is the trellis lace from 365 knitting patterns a year calendar - January 18. I cast on 65 stitches for the repeat and 3 edge stitches each side. The finished measurements are 26" x 67"

I hope the person I made it for likes it - I am mailing it out on Friday.

I also made a new necklace:
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The green beads I received from another knitter last year - unfortunately, I don't remember exactly who sent them to me - I think it was Amanda of Clothesknit, as part of the prize package I won for coming in second in her Flower Basket Redux contest - anyway, I have been holding on to them till I could find the perfect components to match them. I found that flower piece at AC Moore and thought the color would match them well - there were 25 beads so I added chain to the back to make the necklace longer and voila - I actually made it a little longer then you see in this picture - the beading wire I originally used was very fine and this piece is a little heavy, so I restrung it on a heavier wire and made it a little longer too.

Tonight I am swatching my KSH for the Granny Smith Cardigan. I promised myself I could start this project once I finished the black stole, so back to the addictive KSH, it's mine, mine I tell you....

4 comments:

Ruinwen said...

The shawl is absolutely beautiful! I know it will look fab on you!

The beads are really lovely too! The necklace looks really beautiful!

Ruinwen
:)

Melissa said...

glad to see you finished the shawl on Tuesday! it looks great!

great necklace. the center piece really makes it.

Micky said...

It looks beautiful!
:)

Trixie said...

That necklace is simply amazing! You are so very clever. What talent! How do you manage with so many projects in the air?