Friday, February 10, 2017

FO Friday: A Match Made at Last

Another long-term project has finally found its way off the needles: the Matchmaker I started in mid-October of last year is done!

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The best smile I could muster - it was cold!
I used 2 skeins of Tibetan Dream sock yarn from Bijou Basin Ranch in some limited edition colors dyed by Miss Babs, Lenore and Raven (I believe both are still available here if you are interested).

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The pattern is Martina Behm's Matchmaker; I didn't make any modifications, unless you count the third color "design element" at the end, when I ran out of both yarn colors and had to sub in something left over in my stash - oops! It blends in surprisingly well...

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I thought about buying another skein of Lenore to finish this project, and I very nearly frogged the light gray pictured above in favor of doing so, but once I slept on it and took another look at this project in the light of day, I realized that I was ok with the 11th hour substitution...plus, if you wear it cowl-style, you don't even know it's there!

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The traditional outtake: a gust of wind came along! BRRR!
For anyone wondering, the hat I am wearing is my project from last December's Muratura KAL (yarn & pattern info here).

Thanks for stopping by, have a crafty weekend!

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