The not so FO Friday: Claret well on the way

Good morning everyone!

Here in Canada we are beginning the Labour day  Holiday weekend.

I am beavering away on my Claret Cowl. The yarn is done and the knitting begun.

I decided at the last moment that the fair judges needed a little eye candy and added beads every 8 rows.  They are slowing me down a bit, but I think I can get it done by next Thursday when all entries must be in. Hopefully I can get my tea cosy done too.

Working on 4.50mm circ

I cast on 99 st instead of the 88 st in the pattern

close-up of beads

Currently reading: Tenant of  Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte

I read this some years ago and just picked it up to reread. Written in 1848, (Anne died in 1849) the second of the two novels she wrote (Agnes Grey 1847) I don’t understand why Anne Bronte is not as famous as her other sisters. She was over shadowed by her far more popular sisters Charlotte and Emily Bronte.

In this novel,the main characters, Hellen and Gilbert, have a very difficult time of it, but everything comes out right in the end. Virtue triumphs, the depraved get their comeuppance. I highly recommend this book the writing and langauge make this a really and excellent read!

My Fair entry List

Current WIPS

FO’s 2012 =  52

Patterns from my own Library = 5

WIP’s 2012 = 6

Stash used 2012 = 63 + 1 = 64

Stash Purchased 2012 = 79

Beryl Blanket Hexes =  48

Books =  25

Take Care and cya next week

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Andrea Morrison (@wonderwhygal)
    Aug 31, 2012 @ 07:28:27

    Those beads are perfect. Good call deciding to add them. Happy Labor Day! I have this book on my list to read. I read a book about the Bronte sisters awhile back and now I want to read what all three of them wrote, not just Charlotte.


  2. Dutch Hollow Acres
    Aug 31, 2012 @ 09:03:23

    Well it might not be a FO but it sure is pretty! Love the beaded accents.


  3. Mary
    Aug 31, 2012 @ 12:14:11

    I love the Claret Cowl pattern! yours looks really great w/ the beads– such a good idea! 🙂


  4. Regula
    Aug 31, 2012 @ 13:22:46

    The beads are pretty.


  5. Ginny Sturdy
    Aug 31, 2012 @ 13:31:26

    Very pretty colours and beads. Really like it.


  6. Michelle
    Aug 31, 2012 @ 15:29:21

    I think having the yarn finished totally counts for a Friday FO. 😀 This project is going to be gorgeous.


  7. Cathy
    Aug 31, 2012 @ 21:03:14

    Beautiful yarn and beads! I like your stats that your In stash outweighs the Out 😀


  8. AllyB
    Sep 01, 2012 @ 18:30:28

    The beads are adding a bit of shine to an already beautiful project. Your lace work is very nice.


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