Sunday, 1 December 2013

Year of Projects 3 - 1st December update

Later posting than usual this week, as I was up partying until the wee small hours last night! It's a post worth waiting for though, as I have not just one, but two FOs to share.

$5 in San Francisco is finished! Full notes on the mods I made to the pattern are on my Ravelry project page. I have to say, I am so pleased with this project. It's my first ever jumper and it was so easy to knit. I enjoyed it so much, in fact, that I am already planning my second one. And I'm so much in love with the finished jumper itself, I've been wearing it all weekend.

The yarn is Cascade 220 which I bought from Imagiknit when I was in San Francisco on my honeymoon earlier in the year. It was a birthday present to myself. I have enough left over to make some gloves (in the light blue) and perhaps a hat from the remaining dark blue.

My other finish? Flash of Light. I started the Dragonfly Wings shawl back at the end of June, as part of the Crafts from the Cwtch Pick a Boo KAL. The KAL ran till the end of August, but it was the end of September before I finally cast off, as I let myself get put off by the border. I needn't have worried about it, as once I got down to it, it was really simple and I flew through it really quickly!

Blocking is more successful when cats are involved.

I managed to get it on the blocking boards this weekend, after it sat in my basket for two months! I haven't yet had a chance to take photos of the final, finished piece yet, but it is off the boards, the ends have been woven in and it looks amazing.


  1. I'm glad you had leftover yarn :) If you needed more, I would have driven into the city to get more from ImagiKnit and shipped it to you!

  2. Dragonfly wings looks gorgeous as does your sweater. And you managed to fit in some partying!!

  3. Your cat is hilarious. It sure knows great yarn. The shawl from what I can looks lovely. Your $5 is nice.

  4. They both (all three with the cat) look lovely! I must try that jumper myself, it looks awesome.

  5. Fab jumper, really nice colours.

    The cat helping with the blocking made me laugh, my boy cat likes to do the same lol. Your shawl looks very pretty :)

  6. Love the sweater colors, looks like it fits nicely too. Congrats!


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