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« on: December 26, 2006 07:53:38 PM »

I recently realized that I've been commenting on other people's stuff more than I've been showing off my own  Undecided  So here they are, some new and not-so-new finished objects  Grin

First up: My red (raspberry?) beret.  I tried to make a cool, slouchy beret-type thing, and I ended up with this.  Not exactly what I wanted, but it serves its purpose - its warm and it covers my ears.  For whatever reason, my hair looks crazy shiny in this picture.

Second: The black-and-white scarf.  My mom went to a high-end craft show, where she saw these scarves that were knitted and felted, with a wide center panel and ruffled edges.  She figured I could make her one, and I did.  Well, I tried.  It was my first time felting, I over-accounted for shrinkage, and ended up with a massively long and heavy scarf - almost to the point of being unwearable.  I used Patons Classic Wool, and it felted nicely, but it's a little itchy.

Third: The cranberry scarf.  This is a much nicer and softer version of the black-and-white scarf, using Peru DK Luxury from AC Moore; it's a merino/alpaca/silk blend.  This was part of my mom's Christmas present.  She loves it, and so do I.  The color in the pic is off, the scarf is more of a wine color.

Fourth: The curly scarf, and the oldest piece of the bunch.  I made this from some beautiful pink flecked wool/silk.  The pattern is really just the edge from the black&white/cranberry scarves.  I made it to be more of a look-pretty accessory than a keep-warm accessory, and it's very thin.  Now that I've made those other two scarves, it feels too thin, so I might put a body and another edge to it.  Opinions?  I had originally made it for my aunt for Christmas, but forgot to send it (oops!).  Again, the color is off, and the scarf is brighter in person.

Last: The baby blanket.  I absolutely love making stuff for babies!  At the time of crocheting, the parents-to-be didn't know the sex of the baby, so I made it a neutral off-white color.  I picked a simple, repetitive stitch pattern from one of my pattern books and took off.  The pic is a close-up of the stitch; the whole blankie is about 2 1/2 feet square.

So thats it for finished stuff.  In the works, I have a blanket for my boyfriend and me, which I promised to have done by our anniversary in March.  After that it's de-stashing by way of scrap granny square blankets.  And maybe a toy to go along with the blanket for the soon-to-be baby Smiley

Thanks for looking!  Smiley
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2006 03:28:04 PM »

That's some really nice work.  The hat looks great the way it is, it's really flattering on you.  Keep up the great work!

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