Friday, September 01, 2006

Lost and Found and Two FO's

TADA! The latest FO is another sock. This is the first Dancing sock, again with the Gull Wings lace pattern from Socks, Socks, Socks. As you can see, the lace pattern gets lost in the color of the yarn, so it is unlikely that I'll use this lace pattern with this yarn again but it is a mindless pattern, so no harm, no foul. I'm 2 pattern repeats from starting the gusset on the second sock, so these socks are flying off my needles right now.
Here are the completed Flying Purple Widdershins. No acrobatic moves were attempted this time around, although I did almost fall off the boulder retaining wall trying to get this shot. There were bees flying all around me as well, since they love my Russian Sage but I love bees and they never sting me, so we existed in harmony during the photo session. Blast that date stamp, I really need to figure out how to program my camera so it just goes away. I couldn't crop this one without destroying the balance so you'll have to just ignore the ugly red mark in the bottom of the picture.
And here is the lost UFO I found buried in my craft closet. The mass of fuzz at the top is a delightful novelty yarn (It did not photograph well - I'll have to try to capture it again later) that was the inspiration for the color combination. This will be a felted bag. The black is double knit and will be the bottom of the bag. I plan on adding appliqued diamond shapes with needle-felted curlycues or leaves to the dark brown stripe on top. I know it doesn't look like much now but in my fertile imagination, it is lovely and very autumnal and I'm delighted to have found it just in time to finish it for fall. I'm within a few rows of finishing the brown on the opposite side. Then I will pick up stitches along the black on the bottom and knit up the sides. I'll probably make the sides double and insert plastic while felting, to make pockets. I have a purl ridge an inch from the top of the brown, so I can turn down the top edge and seam it, to make a reinforced top edge. I'll probably use purchased handles to complete the bag, as well as dowels or rods through the top seams, to make the top edges rigid.

As for the novelty yarn, it may become a scarf to go with the bag or an embellishment for a sweater to be designed later or a gift for someone for Christmas. Who knows. It was purchased as inspiration and I love it and I'll figure out something to do with it, just like all the yarn that manages to worm its way into my far too susceptible heart.

Thank you for the comments, Sheepish Annie and livnletlrn. It is most comforting to know that I'm not the only UFO hoarder out here in cyberspace. Of course, Sheepish, there if you don't keep them as reminders, you can always smite them.

1 comment:

Jeri said...

I'm exploring blogs looking for widdershins and it looks like you use the pattern and variations a lot. And they sure do look good.

I hope you can help me with a question that has me scratching my head: What did you think about the m1 and m1p during the heel turn (in the widdershins pattern)? What are those m1’s doing for the heel?

Thanks in advance,