Friday 25 March 2011

A Winner and Some FOs

So the names have gone into the randomiser and a winner has been chosen.  Numbers were allocated according to the order the comments were left in.

Above is the screenshot of the randomiser and according to my list, the winner is Heather Woollove.  So I will be in touch and hopefully the owlet will be winging it's way to you as soon as I have an address.   Thank you so much to everyone who took part, it's wonderful to know that many of you would have donated whether you got a little present or not, so this is my way of saying thank you, well at least to Heather!

Now the prize giving is out of the way I have a couple of finished objects to share with you.  I have a couple of things to share with you, firstly a cute baby jacket.  Do you remember way back when I first talked about it?  The knit was finished a couple of weeks ago but I had to wait for buttons and then for the garment to be sent to the relevant baby.  So I present to you the Maile Sweater for Baby B!

I love how it has blocked out.  The lace raglans are fabulous!

It's such a clever idea, to put the decreases in the lace pattern.  I really love those little yellow buttons too.

The lace pattern round the bottom of the cardigan is a nice touch and they balance out the raglans.

The yarn bloomed beautiful once wet for the blocking.  It really is lovely stuff, this King Cole Merino Blend 4 ply.  I recommend it highly.

I think in future, I would slip the edge stitches to firm up the button band, as it was a bit stretchy and wobbly.  Other than that, I was pretty happy with the pattern.  It has created a really sweet cardigan.

I also have some BROWN socks to share with you.  Despite the boring colour, I have to confess, I really like these socks.

The stitch pattern on the ankle was a bit of pain to do, which is why the leg is so short, but I think the socks look sweet that length.  The stitch pattern may have been a pain, but it is really pretty.

As always, this type of sock is really comfortable.  I have worn these socks so much since they were finished.

I still think the toes and the heel look funny close up, but they fit amazingly well.

I really do highly recommend this type of sock construction.  I don't think I'll be doing this stitch pattern in a hurry again though!

All in all, a very stylish sock!

If you are interested in all things fibre based, be it yarn, cotton or silk, check out at least ONE of the buttons below, because there are so many talented bloggers wanting to show off their pretties!  I bet you get inspired.


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