Friday, March 23, 2012

Two Down

Just a quick update.  I finished the shrug and tam from last weeks post.  Here are the details.

IMAG0427Pattern: Ribbed Vest by Sarah Punderson
Yarn: Araucania Coliumo Solid, 5 skeins
Size knit: Medium
How to make this seamless:
1) provisionally cast on 1/2 the stitches required and skip to the 1x1 body section
2) knit 1x1 rib for required length
3) increase to 2x stitches, do NOT turn, JOIN provisionally cast on stitches and increase to 2x, JOIN and
4) continue knitting in the ROUND 2x2 rib for desired length.
5) cast off

I had less than a yard left when I was done.  The balloons were from my birthday -- we don't celebrate FO's with balloons.

IMAG0382And the tam from my Japanese Stitch class at Stitches.
Pattern: circular stitch pattern from class handout
Yarn: Handwerks So Soft DK
I ended up giving this to my daughter, sister of the one pictured.  Since I knit a birthday tam for this one.

I should be finishing up the scarf and bag over the weekend, and then I'll be back on track!  Stay tuned.

P.S. I did a little birthday shopping.  Several LYS do a birthday discount so I did a mini birthday yarn crawl and collected up a few little goodies, some of these were mail ordered as well (gift certificates).

Happy Fiber Arts Friday and FO Friday!
theblairgirls - View my 'birthday' set on Flickriver

Edited to add my Spring snap, I know it's springtime when the snowdrops bloom.



Sandy said...

Awesome projects,and congrats on getting 2 done. Very nice.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Love the hat you made. If I were sister one, I'd be insisting on one of my own - it looks great on her!

teacatweaves said...

Fabulous! You go, girl~

Kim Sonksen said...

I am loving the shrug! Looking fab on you and I adore the colour :)

Carol said...

Happy Birthday Jocelyn! Wow, you have been doing a lot of knitting - your shrug and hat look great -

Heather Woollove said...

Happy birthday, Jocelyn!!
(Mine was on the 12th...March birthdays rock!) Giggle.
Your new projects are wonderful.
The shrug looks great on you!

Spinster Beth said...

Lovely stuffs! I love the shrug.

WonderWhyGal said...

I love the vest but I am such a hat person. That tam is beautiful!

Kathryn Ray said...

March birthdays do rock!!

I think that celebrating finished objects with balloons is a grand idea. :-D

stitchin' girl said...

Great job getting two projects completed in one week. They both look fabulous!

Vivian said...

I agree with Kathryn, balloons for FO is a perfect.

And now I want to knit a shrug too.

AllyB said...

That's a great shade of pink! I love it and the hat is beautiful. Great job!