Monday, November 25, 2013

Finally, An FO !

.... or Finished Object in knitterspeak.  These come few and far between for me, so it's definately something to be waved about and pointed to.

This is the Multnomah Shawl I've been working on for too long some time, finally done and drying on my super expensive and high tech blocking board.   It's lacking a few rows of the lace pattern because I ran out of yarn but it actually works out OK since the intended recipient is a very small older lady.  This will work out just dandy.

I tinked the bind off row I had started back to the start, put on the new yarn I spun from fiber I found at the New England Fiber Festival, knit a row, bound off and then just because I had plenty I decided to get creative and added a border of crochet chain loops.  That's about the height of my originality when it comes to fiddling with a pattern but I think it looks OK.

Astoundingly, that means I have a knitted Christmas present done a month ahead of time.  Clearly, the planets are aligned in some magical manner so if you have knitting in mind do it quick and the magic may work for you too ;-)


  1. That is truly lovely and that bit of trim really adds a nice touch. It almost makes me want to learn how to knit. Almost.

  2. Good job on finding compatible colors to finish it and get it done a month before Christmas as well.

  3. I think the balance of the lace border is perfect. Very pretty!

  4. Very lovely! I'm sure it will be appreciated by the recipient (and I just love purple!).