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....


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!


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?