FO Friday: It’s finally finished :0)

Good Morning all, it has been a lovely couple of days. Just enough sunshine and just a little rain. The Tulips are showing their lovely faces in my front yard and the backyard looks like a bomb hit it.

My DS has one more University exam then he’s my slave for the summer, well till summer classes start.

This weekend we’re off to The Gathering, (this is a link with pictures from last year) it’s a great beginning of season Handspinning event in Port Hope Ontario Cda. Seeing old friends and catching up, it should be a lot of fun. Will post pictures of this years event on Wednesday.

Finally finished The Not so Koigu Linen Stitch scarf! Very pleased with results.

Linen Stitch Scarf 5" x 68" + 6 1/2" fringe on either end

For a closer look

close-up of Linen Stitch scarf used 98 gms of Regia sock yarn

My camera isn’t really good for close-ups, it does look a little woven up close.

Modifications: I made my fringe only 6 1/2″ long rather than 8″ and mine turned out to be 68″ rather than 60″ excluding fringe, on the same 4mm needle.

Details: I used 3 balls of regia sock yarn in contrasting colour ways, of the 150 gms, I ended up using 98 gms. I guess it could be done with just 2 – 50 gm balls. I cycled the colours A,B,C throughout.

Comments: I will start by saying I really enjoyed knitting this scarf.  It would be wonderful for those small balls of leftover sock yarn. The pattern was by Church Mouse cost $5.00 cdn, overall the pictures of the scarf were very appealing, the instructions were clear and very simple. I purchased the pattern because I believe in supporting designers, however, I have to admit that I found it rather expensive for the simple nature of this pattern, I imagine this is due to the single sheet of light cardboard that it is printed on and the obviously professional photography.

  Please excuse the crass commercialism but…

Speaking of Designers please note that all my patterns are currently on sale!  Most are $1.99 Cdn on Ravelry.com.

There are also several free patterns,

and 100% of the purchase of the Water Bottle/ Baby Bottle sweater 

will go to local Hospital Emergency Unit,

Water Bottle/ Baby Bottle sweater for charity!

My family has had much cause to appreciate this dedicated group of people in the last few years!

FO’s 2012 = 18 + 1 = 19

Patterns from my own Library = 4 + 1 = 5

WIP’s 2012 = 10

Stash used =  23 + 3 = 26

Stash Purchased 2012 = 26 

Books = 14

links this week, on my blogwalk :0)

Tami’s blog, Keep Calm and craft on, Knit happy  

What you doing Wednesday

Creative Friday Fibre Arts Friday I’ve made Friday

Fibre on Friday Marigolds Loft The magic onions

Show your stuff Whimsey Wednesday

and Yarn along for more really neat stuff!

If you would like to be included in my Blogwalk please post your blog name and where abouts, link under the Blogwalk page so others can find you too :0)

Well TTFN, see ya Wednesday all being well.

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Andrea Morrison (@wonderwhygal)
    Apr 13, 2012 @ 05:15:07

    Your scarf is lovely. I like that you have extra length because I like longer scarves. Have fun at your spinning retreat. Jealous!

    Reply

  2. Jazz
    Apr 13, 2012 @ 09:35:03

    Love the pattern of the water bottle.

    Reply

  3. Minding My Own Stitches
    Apr 13, 2012 @ 11:33:55

    Lovely scarf. I agree that I can’t wrap my head around $5 for a pattern so entirely simple. I’m all for supporting designers and often (usually) pay $5 or more for a pattern but really, for a linen stitch scarf?

    Reply

  4. Hannah
    Apr 13, 2012 @ 12:46:48

    The bottle sweaters are an awesome idea! Here is my Creative Friday offering: http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2012/04/bell-bottom-baby.html

    Reply

  5. The Rock Chic
    Apr 14, 2012 @ 03:27:45

    That scarf is gorgeous, love that stitch pattern

    Reply

  6. Shannon
    Apr 14, 2012 @ 08:07:09

    I love the way the colors of the scarf came together, and the water bottle pattern is so cute! I’ll have to share it with others!

    Reply

  7. Michelle
    Apr 17, 2012 @ 13:56:03

    Oh, your scarf looks gorgeous! I attempted that pattern, but didn’t make it through.
    Also,I have nominated your blog for a Versatile Blog Award. If you are interested in accepting, please pop over to http://www.willknitforfood.com/1/post/2012/04/versatile-blogger.html

    Reply

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