Finally got a few projects finished so I can finally post another Finished Friday! Just how many projects, you ask? Five! That’s right, I said FIVE! I feel very accomplished this week! Without further ado, I give you project number one!
I know, I know, the photo is very shaky, but I had to snap it quick because my daughter was in a hurry to snatch this up! She asked me forever ago to make her an infinity scarf. She picked out the pattern and the yarn; I started it back in October of last year. Eek, I know, bad Mommy, but it is finished and she is happy. It may be 97* out, but she is happily wearing it everywhere. The yarn that she picked out was Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable in Candied. The pattern is called Queen Anne’s Lace Scarf and I completed 30 motifs before joining the ends together. There are no longer any photos attached to the creators blog post, but the pattern works just fine, so don’t let it deter you.
My second finished project:
A simple garter stitch corner to corner blanket. The pattern is called Garter Stitch Comfort Blanket. I’ve had this yarn for well over a year and didn’t know what to do with it. I didn’t want any sort of lace or intricate pattern because I thought it would end up muddled because the yarn is so bright and bold on its own, so I searched Ravelry until I found one I liked. The yarn is called Ice Yarns Aitana Wool Mouline. It’s an 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool blend. I’m not overly excited about the colors and I’m not a quick knitter at all. I started this back in May, which isn’t terrible, but when you only work up to 150 stitches diagonally, yeah, I’m slow. I have about 5 more skeins of this yarn and have no idea what I’m going to do with it, so if you have any ideas, please throw them at me!
Project number 3:
This is another blanket that didn’t come out as well as I had hoped. Not because of the pattern, but because of the yarn I chose. The pattern is called Easy Log Cabin Afghan and it is perfectly written, easy to understand, and easily adjusts to whatever size blanket you want. This blanket has over 100 rows and it, literally, took me less than 24 hours. My, unfortunate, yarn choice was Ice Yarns Magic Light. Usually, this yarn never lets me down, but it finally has. This blanket is now in the charity pile and I can move on.
Finished project number 4:
This shawl was another, unfortunate, pain in the you know what. The pattern was simple and, while I normally love this brand of yarn, it was the worst skein I’ve gotten in my entire life. The pattern is called Top Down Shawl. Its a pattern by Red Heart and they’re patterns tend to be pretty good, at least the ones I’ve worked with thus far. This one was no exception. I had three skeins of Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable in Parrot in my stash and my maternal grandmother loves weird, bright colors, so I figured this would be perfect for her. However, I had to stop the pattern short because the third skein of yarn that I purchased had 6 ends once I got passed the exterior portion of the skein! I’m not normally one to complain, but, in my area and on our limited family budget, this yarn isn’t cheap. Red Heart’s customer service is excellent! I wrote to them about the skein, attaching a photo because I figured it’s something that their quality control people should know about ( I’d want to know if it was my company), and filled out the form where you put in your information before submitting it. A few days later, I received an email response, which I wasn’t expecting, and in said response, they stated they would replace my skein, which I definitely wasn’t expecting! I was pleasantly surprised and commend them on their customer service. I finished my shawl at skein 2 still because it was plenty long enough by that point.
Project number 5 is my absolute favorite project of the week!
I used my own pattern Simply Stunning Baby Blanket. I left all of the materials and directions the same, even the border, and I am just so in love. I’m pretty sure I’m going to make myself one large enough to use while sitting in my chair. The yarn is Red Heart Unforgettable for the inside portion and it took about 1.5 skeins. The border was done in Studio Samples by Nicole, you can find those at AC Moore and took about 1.25 skeins. I have one more skein of Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable in a different colorway that I think I’m going to try next!
I hope I was able to provide a little inspiration this week; I know I’ve provided some to myself!
P.S. All the patterns I’ve used this week are FREE!