Friday, July 22, 2011

FO Friday 44


Happy Friday! I have a busy weekend ahead, but fun. Comic Con is this weekend, and I think we'll be going for a few hours on Saturday. We haven't decided and at this point have been to it so many times, we don't stay too long. I get a little uncomfortable in crazy crowds, and if you've ever been to Comic Con, you understand why I don't hang out days on end. I feel like a sheep being herded. On Saturday night, we're hanging out with a few tiki friends on Sunday, we're driving up to Huntington Beach to another tiki event. As I said, it should be fun but crazy busy. We'll see if I survive!

Now to FO Friday!

As for the sake of Year of Projects, this is my first completed project from the list. I forgot to blog this past Sunday, so I'm counting this post as this week's.

I bought the buttons for my cowl this week. I went with wood ones, that are a little smaller than I would have liked, but for the size of my buttonholes, these were as big as I could go without having issues. Overall, I love it. The colors are great, and I think the wood of the buttons really bring the orange color out in the yarn. I can't wait to wear it. Unfortunately, I live where it doesn't get too cold, so may have to wait until we go up to the snow on vacation, or on cold rainy days at home.

I also like how it's a little big. It makes it a little less claustrophobic feeling, as I can imagine some cowls are. That was one reason why I had been hesitant to make a cowl up until this point.


Materials Used:
Size US 8 needles
Malabrigo Worsted (colorway: Plena)
Pattern: Pedestrian Crossing Cowl
5 wood buttons



This is the cowl unbuttoned



This is the cowl buttoned



And here I am wearing it. I thought it would be odd if I was in a tank top and cowl, so I put on my jacket. Let me tell you, I was SO HOT, as it was about 80 degrees F in my house.

Share your FOs!


36 comments:

  1. Love it! You look great in it as well!

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  2. Looks gorgeous! Buttons you picked go with it really well!

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  3. Great cowl tami! The buttons really work!

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  4. The cowl looks gorgeous. I am definitely adding that one to my list.
    I smiled when I read your photo caption about bundling up for the pic because I roasted in my wool and mohair hat for blog photos today too.
    Have fun this weekend!

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  5. Gorgeous :) Love the buttons you chose, they work really well with the yarn. Excellent photo staging too!

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  6. The cowl looks great, and I love the buttons too!

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  7. Love the cowl! I know what you mean about having to wear the jacket for the photo but...I'm glad you did. It is super sassy and I'll have to add this pattern to the list of must knits. The yarn is beautiful in the picture.

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  8. Very nice! I love the colors you used and the buttons do bring out the orange. Sadly I have no FO for today so I'm just looking at everyone elses. Have a great weekend!!!

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  9. Lovely, Tami - the pattern and yarn match beautifully :-)

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  10. I LOVE it!! The buttons are perfect - not too small at all!! Great job! Have fun at Comic Con - I know a couple of people who love it and will be so jealous you're there!!

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  11. I love the buttons you chose for your cowl!

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  12. That cowl is lovely! I just need to sew the buttons on mine this weekend and it will be done as well!

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  13. I see nothing wrong wearing a tank top and a cowl LOL. Stay cool.

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  14. Haha! Yes you look very wintery in that picture! Have fun at Comic Con! I think it would be fun to experience sometime!

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  15. Love the cowl, the yarn and buttons are perfect for it.

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  16. I'd love to go to Comic Con someday, but I'm with you on the yuck-being-herded factor of large crowds, so I'm not like, heartbroken that I'm clear across the country.

    Anyway! Have an awesome weekend, and that cowl is a work of art---the buttons you chose really do bring out the orange in the best way, and they're such a nice shape/texture, too.

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  17. Beautiful and the buttons are just perfect. They don't fade into the knitted fabric but pick up the natural brown tones from the yarn,and they have a distinctly architectural feel that matches the pattern. Well done!
    You're very brave to have put on a jacket in this heat! I sat on the sofa in PJs sucking on ice cubes thinking it was too hot to knit a sock!

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  18. It turned out great! I've been toying with the idea of making a cowl for awhile, but I haven't gotten around to it yet.

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  19. I love the stitch pattern. The buttons are perfect. It really gives your coat a nice burst of colour. Nicely done!

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  20. The bottons are perfect. They truly finish your garment. Congrats on getting your first YOP project finished.

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  21. love the cowl & i get that way too about stuff too tight around my neck. i'm super jealous you are going to comic con! i WILL go to one someday. :)

    happy fof tami!

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  22. I love cowls. Such fast lovely knits. Your's looks great!

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  23. oh, and the yarn you were asking about on my blog is Koigu KPPPM, (Painters Palette Premium Merino.)

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  24. Oh I can finally tell you how much I love this! It looks perfect on you and the buttons completely set off that yarn - lovely!

    I doubt I'll be about next week as we'll be away without an internet connection so I'm hoping to have loads of lovely things to catch up on when I get back!

    xxx

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  25. That cowl looks fantastic on you! Love the buttons!

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  26. Yay for cowls! Also, yay for wooden buttons. They look great. And you look super cute in your winter woolies. Man, the sacrifices we make for art, right? Hope you have a super fun weekend, missy!

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  27. That cowl is BEAUTIFUL...I love the yarn color.

    SDCC!! I am soooo jealous. I can see we DO have a lot in common!

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  28. wow love the yarn, and the pattern! looks stunning!! :)

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  29. Wonderful cowl! Have fun at ComicCon...it must be 'quite the experience'!! :)

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  30. Love your cowl. I have a friend at ComicCon. She's also eating her way around town and loving it!!

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  31. You're so brave to do a jacket model when it's so hot, LOL Your cowl is beautiful. Have fun in all your activities. I'm working an outdoor event for work this weekend so I won't be wearing any jackets or cowls. More likely a frozen wet towel around the neck would be appropriate. Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  32. The cowl is so pretty. The buttons are perfect.

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  33. Its beautiful, love the buttons, they go really well.

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  34. Hooray, a finished cowl -- and it's gorgeous!

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