Sunday, August 25, 2013

YOP Sunday

I have an FO!!!!  Can you believe it?  I loved making it and I can't wait to hang it up somewhere.
There are 6 triangles but you could make as many as you wanted and a great way to use up leftovers from other projects.  This counts as the first finished project from my goal to crochet everything in Nicki Trench's book Cute and Easy Crochet.  I have started the blanket made of small granny squares but I forgot to take a picture.
My batting for the quilt finally arrived so I am working on that too which I've never done as I've had previous quilts machine quilted so this is all new to me!  I'm down to the wire as company arrives next week so I may not have a chance to blog next Sunday.
I've already started on the next project from the book but I won't tell you what it is...it will be a surprise as I am assuming it will be well in progress 2 weeks from now when I blog again.  But here's a glimpse...
I'm loving the yellow and purple combination.  

The scarf is coming along great.  There's been a few errors and I am learning to "back out" of stitches.  It won't be perfect but it is a great project except the heavier yarn makes my hands tire a bit faster. I doubt if my son will notice the errors.  This is a project I pick up during the day on "breaks" and knit a few rows and then put down again.  I don't think I could knit this for hours on end unless it was in a lighter yarn.  This is the Irish Hiking Scarf and it counts towards my Christmas presents category.  As you can see I'm almost finished with the first skein (1 of 3) so I think 3 will probably make a nice length.  I'll have to get more for the hat.

I'll be by later to catch up with all of you.....I have to get some work done around here and get dinner on.  It's down to the wire with company coming but I can't wait to see them! 

10 comments:

  1. The bunting looks great...and love the Irish Hiking Scarf! Your son will love it!

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  2. Love the hunting and the scarf looks great :-)

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  3. Nice bunting. It will hang nicely jauntily. The scarf will be cozy in that yarn.

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  4. Both projects are delightful.

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  5. The bunting is gorgeous, so bright and colourful and well done on the first finish. Can't wait to see what the yellow and purple project is and enjoy your company. Scarf is coming on great and is looking fab, go you !

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  6. The pattern on that scarf is really impressive! Looks snuggly too :)

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  7. I love the progress you've made! I really like the scarf and I was actually in need of a scarf pattern and the Irish Hiking scarf is perfect...and then I found the hat to accompany it. It's your fault.

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  8. I love the colour of the scarf! I've started to notice that different weights of yarn are more tiring than others. I'm glad I'm not the only one who experiences that!

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  9. I love the bunting, it's really cute! And the scarf is really lovely. I find scarves are one of the hardest projects to actually finish for me, they just seem to go on forever!

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  10. Well done on the scarf! What a perfect "manly" gift. I have always loved purple and yellow together so I agree with you-and your bunting is just so cheery! I hope you have great fun with your company!
    *smiles*

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