Friday, October 21, 2016

FO Friday: Molten Metal KAL Project

This project has been off the needles for a good couple of weeks, and I have no idea why I procrastinated weaving in the two ends and blocking it. It seems silly, since neither of those tasks took more than a few minutes, but perhaps that's why it's been so easy to tell myself over and over again "I'll do that later!" and then move on with my day. At any rate, my Molten Metal KAL project is finally done!

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I used 1 skein of Lhasa Wilderness yarn from Bijou Basin Ranch, as did many others who participated in this KAL. If you are a really fast knitter, there is still 10 days left to complete your project and post it in this thread for your chance to win a prize. And discounted project kits are still available here!

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I know I'm super-biased, but I think this is one of my favorite things I've ever designed. It's pretty rare when I want to knit something twice, but I was happy to do so, especially since I didn't get to keep the first one I made. I wasn't sure if this color would look good on me, since things with yellow undertones tend to make me looks like I've fallen ill, but I think I am able to pull it off just this once.

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Smiling is NOT my favorite.
Does anyone else find smiling on command difficult? I do! Perhaps that's why I dislike having my photo taken so much more these days - it seems like this was easier when I was younger. Maybe I am just overthinking? Luckily, Tyler has gotten to the point where he just lets me make all of my weird faces while he snaps photo after photo, in hopes that one of those will actually meet with my approval. Let's not even cover how many photos get rejected, shall we?

The one downside to this approach is that he often won't stop, which means that the shoot often ends with something blurry like this:

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(well, usually it's a bit less flattering, but since this is my blog, I can cherry pick the photos any way I like!)

Thanks for stopping by - have a crafty weekend!

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