More back-FOs

Welcome back to FO Catch Up 2009!

The first one tonight is another August FO, this time finished at the end of the month. 2009 seemed to be the Year of the Shawlette.

Pattern: Hayworth Shawlette (ravel it)
Needles: US size 5
Yarn: The Plucky Knitter Merino Cashmere Nylon Fingering – Jezebel

Overall, a very quick knit and I loved the Deco style details of this shawl. It was nice to see lace that isn’t overly girly and floral, but rather, geometric. The yarn came from my short stint in The Plucky Knitter’s yarn club. Once again, it’s been so long since I finished this that I’m unsure if there were any special notes I would have liked to write down about it. From what I remember, it was easy to follow and I’m happy with the results. I’ve noticed that MCN blends do not like to stay blocked, however. I originally had pulled the points out further, but you can’t tell. I do like the more mellow points vs. what I had while blocking it.

Next up…a shawlette. Surprise?!

Pattern: Traveling Woman (ravel it)
Needles: US size 7
Yarn:The Plucky Knitter Merino Cashmere Nylon Fingering-
Leona Stevenson

I finished this in mid-September; getting closer to the present! Enjoyable pattern, went really well with the color way. I love the juxtoposition of the lace with the more masculine colorway…though it was inspired by a Big Shouldered Broad. Pretty easy pattern to follow and didn’t give me any problems that I can remember. Once again, MCN doesn’t seem to like to block out and the points on this one didn’t come out. I might try to block it one more time or I may just leave it as-is.

That’s it for the second installment of FO Catch Up. I still have 4 more FOs to blog; one of them is photographed and ready to go. I may push my photographer to help me get pictures of at least one of the other three for the next installment.

There was a question asked in the comments of my last blog entry: I know my camera has a timer feature, but I’ve been too lazy to figure it out. I’m sure it likely has a remote we could purchase for it, but I’d need a tripod as well. I tend to prefer a human behind the lense. And I’m lazy, did I mention that already? However, I may have to push myself to utilize this option as it is likely The Husband will deploy again in the future, leaving me sans photographer. I probably should not bank on The Boy and The Girl to be models when this happens. 🙂

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