Friday, 13 May 2011

FO Friday: Finally!


I'm sure you're all well aware of the Blogger problems we've all had these past couple of days, but finally (!) Blogger stopped the tears and tantrums and allowed us to start blogging again :) I am afraid though that due to me not feeling well, and the urge to get this post up, this post will be relatively short.

So I only have one FO to share with you today (very embarrassed, yes but you will hear my excuses later), and that is the Zig-Zag Scarf.

After all those lovely comments y'all left me on Wednesday (I had 20 in all, but due to the blogger problems 12 of them were deleted, hopefully they'll be back) I sat down to an episode of ER got out my needles and knitted away.

While on the last two rows, I was wondering what I should cast on next. Should I wait for the Aran yarn and knit myself that Cable Bag I've been dreaming about for the past two weeks (yes, seriously) or should I start the matching hat? While I was contemplating these choices, thinking each one over and making a small but effective Pro/Con List in my head, my older sister rang. While on the phone to my Mother she explained that she would love me to knit her a pink baby blanket. I've not yet knitted a blanket so I quickly accepted the challenge. 

I speeded through the last two rows, just as I was about to cast-off I realised I'd made a mistake - doh! Fortunately I'd just slipped a stitch over, so it was easy repairable. A lesson was learnt though, I must watch what I'm doing.

Lesson learnt, I fixed the problem, cast off and here I am to tell the tale. Personally, I think Tilly will like it. Not love it, as I think the toys I'm slipping into the bag are going to steal the show, but like it nonetheless. But you don't want me to rattle on any longer, take a look for yourself!


As a thank you for all the encouragement and just plain loveliness you've all shown me these past few weeks, I thought I would give you a glimpse of the Baby Blanket. It is yet to have a code name, maybe you could give me a hand? (I've now on the third of the 16 squares required for the blanket since starting Wednesday Evening, hopefully I'l pick up the pace this weekend!)

It isn't as pale as that, but my camera won't behave itself.
Well, it looks like I was feeling well enough for a wordy post after all! But now I shall leave you, have a great weekend everyone :)

21 thoughts:

  1. Love the simplicity of your scarf. Divine!!!!

    And I'm in loooooooooooove with your pooch -- too adorable.

    Hope Blogger begins to behave so I can continue to see all the goodies you're making.

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  2. Great scarf! Very interesting shape.

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  3. PUPPY!! What kind of dog do you have?

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  4. @Nicky: Thank you :D It was a real easy knit, but very enjoyable :D And thanks, she's my 'baby'.

    Leah: Thanks!

    Vanessa: She is a 3 year old Toy Poodle cross Bichon Frise, and she is such a mummy's girl.

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  5. Love the lavender color of the scarf! New follower, btw!

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  6. Still crazy about the zigzag shape! I wonder if I could find a crochet pattern for something similar...

    And that blanket looks so tantalizing, the softness and amazing texture are making me happy. :)

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  7. Your scarf looks great! I absolutely adore your puppy!

    happy fiber arts friday!

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  8. LOL I love how your dog can't hide things under its blankey very well :-)

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  9. Project Top Secret Puppy Dog!

    Lovely blanket ... what you showed of it ;-)

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  10. Can't wait to see the rest of that blankey - looking for some baby blanket inspiration for my soon-to-be-born niece or nephew.

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  11. Very nice scarf and the blanket square pattern you picked out is lovely too.

    Even us long time knitters get distracted and make mistakes. Don't feel bad.

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  12. Love the zig zag scarf...turned out great. Loving the pink blankie too.

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  13. very nice scarf-and an adorable pooch, too.

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  14. What a sweet little pooch. Please pass along some pets from me and my 3. I love your scarf, I haven't seen that pattern before. Great color too. Hope you're feeling better real soon. Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

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  15. The scarf is a fun shape -- I bet she'll love it as much as the toys. The baby blanket is off to a great start. I'll look forward to seeing it come together. (And let me add to the admiration -- that puppy is awesomely cute.)

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  16. I love zig zag scarves, they are great! Gorgeous puppy too!

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  17. Charlies sister14 May 2011 at 10:36

    Hey Charlie :) nice blog today :) so glad bloggers working again :) lol see ya later :)

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  18. Sorry to hear you weren't so well on Friday. Love your scarf. And as for your little dog. I am totally smitten. I keep sitting and looking at her picture.

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  19. I hope you're feeling better! I love the scarf. The shape of it is awesome!

    Also, WOW on the baby blanket. It looks amazing just in this small glimpse.

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  20. That baby blanket looks like it's going to be absolutely gorgeous!! ♥

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Thank you for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate it! Hope you have a lovely, yarn filled day :D

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