>Yipee – FO’s!!!

>We had a great time in Coniston & got home this afternoon. Living in a confined space for two weeks really makes me appreciate my home, modest it may be but I don’t have to share one of two washing machines with 315 other ‘units’ some of which may contain 6 people!!! Yes you’ve guessed it the machine has been on almost constantly as has the drier since we got home & there will be lots of things to put away tomorrow. But thats for tomorrow & is housework so enough said.

I’ve finally got some FO’s to show Lady Eleanor has been OTN it seems forever but has finally been cast off, washed & blocked.

Lady Eleanor blocking
Lady Eleanor blocking on the spare bunk bed mattress in the awning of our caravan

Lady Eleanor Entrelac Stole
DD modelling Lady Eleanor

Lady Eleanor Entrelac Stole
DD modelling Lady Eleanor

DD enjoyed her photoshoot in the woods behind our caravan & had fun swirling around as DH clicked away.

Yarn used: Noro Silk Garden shade 232
Amount of yarn used: 6 1/2 50g balls without a fringe.
Needle size: 5mm
Pattern from Scarf Style edited by Pam Allen
Dimensions pre blocking: 37cm x 107cm
Dimensions post blocking: 43cm x 139cm.
Started: 10th May 2006
Finished: 8th August 2006

I enjoyed the pattern but my disaster with the yarn early on in the project tainted it for me. I haven’t added a fringe yet as I’m not sure which type I want if any. I know that I don’t want standard tassels like a scarf & am not sure re a knotted fringe or a beaded knotted fringe so for now it’s staying as it is.

I’ve also finished the headband for DD:

Lace headband with i-cord
DD’s Lace Headband

Pattern: Molly’s Headband from Interweave Knits
Yarn: Rowan Hand Knit Cotton
Amount of yarn used: 31g out of a 50g ball
Needle size: 4mm
Started: 26th July 2006
Finished: 10th August2006

I had intended do do two more for my nieces but it took too long so I made them a quick substitute. Too be honest this pattern is better for them as they’re younger & the pattern above would be too wide for their heads.

Headbanger head band
Niece 1 in blue Cork Headbanger

Headbanger head band
Niece 2 in red Cork Headbanger

Pattern: Headbangers
Yarn: http://www.yarndex.com/yarn.cfm?yarn_id=113″ target=”_blank” title=”Rowan Cork”>Rowan Cork is thicker & I didn’t want to make the bands too wide I worked on 8 stitches.
Made on 10th of August: each band took about half an hour.

I have a LOT of photos from our holiday so will start another post tomorrow, get ready for loads of shots of the English countryside as DH had fun with his camera!