Friday, June 21, 2013

FO & Fiber Friday

This morning I was suposed to be headed to Columbus, OH for the TNNA Summer Trade Show - but there was a slight snafu and I will now be taking an overnight bus there tonight. Argh! Such is life, I guess.

Before I go, I wanted to share this week's finished projects, however - first, I was able to finish my Zilver shawl with plenty of time to block and dry before leaving town...that is, if something in my luggage hadn't leaked all over it. I am currently re-blocking it, which is a shame because I had really been looking forward to wearing it at the show.

Zilver is a free pattern from Lisa Mutch of Northbound Knitting, an etsy dyer/designer selling excellent yarns, fibers and patterns. For my shawl, I used one skein of Sincere Sheep Cushy in Winter's Night, however (though knitting with some of Lisa's yarns is on my to-do list - the fiber I bought earlier this year was fantastic to spin with!). The yardage is a little less than the yarn that's called for in the pattern, so I just bound off earlier than specified; it still makes a very nice-sized shawl!

I also finished my Destash Draft Snake, isn't he cute? I stuffed him full of leftover bits of yarn and fiber, so he will be really great at keeping drafts at bay once winter rolls around (either I'm planning ahead or just really behind the times, I haven't decided yet!).

Even though I won't be back in Chicago til Tuesday afternoon, I pre-scheduled a special post for Monday, so I hope you'll come back to check it out! 

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Thanks for stopping by this week - for more FO Friday inspiration, visit the Tami's Amis blog

Have a crafty weekend!


  1. Your Zilver shawl is beautiful; I'm not a lace knitter and I'm adding this to my favorites. Your snake is so cute! Nice work!

  2. Have a great time when you get to TNNA! Your shawl is lovely but the snake is fab!! I might have to make one with all my leftovers too.

    1. Thanks! There are some really cute stripey snakes on Ravelry, I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

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    1. Thanks! I might have to crochet him a little chef's hat since he'll be living in the kitchen...

  4. The shawl is lovely! Great color and very wearable. Love the snake, especially the eyes. Have fun at TNNA!