Saturday, March 11, 2006
Forever Fana Finally Finished (for the most part)
The yarn gods were smiling on me, because my skein ran out as I was binding off the neckband, and I had a large enough scrap to finish it off. Here it is! Still some small amount of finishing left (weave in ends, parts of two facings need to be sewn down, etc), but these are the last photos I will subject you all to. The finishing on this thing has been a long haul, and for somebody who really does not enjoy finishing, I'm ready to move on. Anyway, I found buttons having little snowflakes on them, and if you squint and wrinkle your nose, you might be able to make them out in the photo. I am quite happy with how it turned out. It was a very fun project, and it had a few techniques I hadn't done before, so a good learning project, too. My dear son cried yesterday, because the weather is getting warmer and he wanted to wear it to school, but it wasn't done yet, and it's not THAT warm...
I decided that after this, I'll finish my second sock, sew the pieces of my Campus Coat together (because "sweater weather" is almost here) and then I'm going to make this my next "technical" project. It is the "Summer in Kansas" shawl, by Two Old Bags. Speaking of lace, have you been reading Eunny's blog lately? Oh my..... What a gift she gives to people who read her blog. It is like taking a class from an expert, except without the fees, on my own time, in my pajamas, and in my own home. It has really motivated me to pull this shawl project out of my stash and tackle it. Besides, shawl weather is almost upon us, so I'm going to set aside my new addiction to Dale of Norway and try my hand at lace knitting.
Well, my circle from church is going to serve the lunch at a Habitat for Humanity work site this noon, so I'd better get my chores around the house done before that.
Laura (aka YarnThrower)