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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Finished Object Fiber Arts Friday! With Fotos!



     The colors are most accurate in the top right photo and the photo directly above. Yucky Baltimore weather prevents me from getting a good outdoor photo, which would show off the colors better. Right now, it is raining so hard I feel like I'm back in southern Louisiana (where it rains like upended buckets)!

     The wrap is warm, and heavy enough to stay in place (part of that is from the beads), and is just snuggly perfect. The unspun fiber is from Wonder Why alpaca farms. The beads from Joanne's. The pattern is Clover Honey Shawlette from "One Skein Sock Yarn Wonders," and the only alteration I made aside from making it longer, was to crochet two rows along the top for stability. It was a little feeble, and tended to curl. It still curls, but in a more becoming fashion! Honestly, I feel like I could knit a fur lining around the inner edge, and it would be even more awesome!

And here is the mystery WIP from a week or so ago. Bootikins! Pattern from the absolutely wonderful Knitting Traditions inaugural edition, the one with the Turkish socks on the cover.

The bootikins pattern is from "Victorian England's Weldon's Practical Needlework, Vol 3." They're really big, and they're meant to be put on over the baby's shoes and socks, while traveling or out in the cold. I believe they would fit a 2-year-old as socks. The wool is Knit Picks. I am having a deju vu moment, as if I've already blogged all this ...
     The finished bootikin with Edgar for scale.

Edgar seems to be recovering from his surgery quite well. He hasn't gone back to the vet yet, so no word on whether cancer is still an possibility, but he seems to be healing. That should be a sign that his ailment was a severe infection, and not cancer. He has become super-friendly since the teeth were pulled, and very affectionate; always in my lap, wanting to sit on the laptop, even nipping me if I don't pet him. He's a bit more playful now, too. All good signs, I hope!


Happy fibers! Have a great weekend, all!

16 comments:

  1. Squeal! The shawl is GORGEOUS! I love the beads too. I just want to wrap up in it. I hope you enjoy it.

    The socks are adorable too. I want to give Edgar a hug too.

    Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

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  2. Great idea with the beads as a finish! I think I might do that on the one I"m working on.

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  3. The shawl looks lovely. I have some alpaca direct from the farm which I am planning on knitting into a shawl. I even printed out the pattern. I can't wait to knit for the first time with this yarn, I'm pretty excited as it feels wonderful on the skein.

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  4. Your shawl is amazing! I love the beads. I am glad to hear your kitty is doing well. I hope he continues to mend.

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  5. The shawl is just beautiful and looks quite cosy.

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  6. I have the sock yarn book, I better go bookmark that shawl. Yours is beautiful and I love the beads. The bootikins are fabulous!

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  7. That shawl is gorgeous!! Great colors, and love the beads.

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  8. It's definitely all about the shawls (ok, and cowls and ... ). Yours does indeed look super snuggly.

    And love Edgar! Sorry he was sick, but glad to hear he's on the mend. My cat is also super friendly and nips at me sometimes if I don't play with him. He's also another (different) source of fiber around here - whether I want it or not. :)

    Cheers, and happy fiber arts Friday!

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  9. Love, love, love the beads and the shawl, your stocking is darling, my favorite color!

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  10. Love those socks!! Can you tell me how you got your Ravelry button? I've searched that site and can't figure it out. lol Thanks for commenting on my blog! I'm a new follower on yours. Thanks!

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  11. The shawl is beautiful! Glad to hear Edgar is on the mend. :)

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  12. I really love that wrap, if looks so comfy-cozy and the beads and pattern make it really elegant, too. (and how cool that the beads help it stay in place!) The bootikins are very cute snd a good idea, I think.

    I'm glad Edgar is doing well. :)

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  13. I really love that beaded edging, though all these projects are lovely!!

    Jess

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous shawl!! The beads are perfect!

    Keep on knitting!

    :)

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous shawl. Wow. The beaded details are just an added bonus. Wow.

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  16. What a lovely shawl! and love those beads, very unique, cute!

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