Friday, August 30, 2013

FO Friday 8/30/13

Hello again!

I think I'm going to split up my older FO's to show one a week. This is mostly to ensure I keep posting, since it takes me so long to finish things anymore.

Little one sleeps in her crib overnight (yay!) but refuses to nap unless she's being held. We're working on it. For now though, that means my only real crafting time is after baby bedtime. I do what I can.

Remember that ABABA scarf I started for my sister last year? Well it's done! You can see it on Ravelry here. I will also post pictures below.

I quite like it! I almost didn't want to give it away, but I knew my sister would love it. 

I used knitpicks chroma in the colorway fossil. The yarn is the same weight, but this time the scarf seemed to come out bigger. I like it much better! I might need to go back and make one of these for myself after all!

I didn't block the scarf. My sister lives states away, and I finished it right before my mom (who lives near her) came for a visit. I figured I'd rather send it with my mom than take the time to try and block it and let it dry (probably necessitating a trip to the post office and the extra shipping expense) so I just gave my sister instructions on how to do it if she decides she would like to.

I really enjoy this pattern, but at the same time I'm glad that this is finally finished. It took forever! (Not a whole year, I did put it away for quite awhile.) I think I just need to stop agreeing to do the same project more than once in a row. Especially projects that take such thin yarn... It gets kind of monotonous.

Anyway, that's all for now. Have you finished any pretties recently?

Happy crafting!

Eta I never showed you my first ABABA?! Oh my! That's terrible! Here it is-

It was very pretty, but kind of small. I ended up giving it to a friend's daughter because she loved it and it matched her coat perfectly.