Friday, December 7, 2012

FO Friday 116

Hi everyone and happy Friday. I'm going to keep this short, because as some of you know (if you follow me on Instagram), you'll know that yesterday (well, today as I type this) I had (still have) a migraine headache. If you've ever had one, you know the last thing you want to be doing is staring at a bright computer screen.

As promised, I have pictures of me wearing the shawl! It doesn't really match with what I'm wearing in the picture, but just pretend. I had my husband take these pictures before I left to take the Candy Skein yarn to Yarning for You! Sorry for the squinting, but it was REALLY glarey outside! I'll have pictures of that coming up on the blog and I still have some studio pictures as promised. I've been lacking on that, as I've been insanely busy but things will start to calm down a little soon.

I have to say, I didn't know how I'd like the shape of the shawl, but I do love it. It's very comfortable. The beading is subtle, but more noticeable in person than in these pictures.

Here's the details:

Pattern: Quaker Ridge Shawl
Yarn: Tosh Sock in Worn Denim
Beads: Size 6 seed beads
Needle: Size US 7
Notes: I only had one skein of yarn but really wanted this yarn with this pattern, so I made it work. Out of one skein of Tosh Sock, I got 7 repeats finished, sans ruffle, but with the beaded bind off. I did have a little yarn left, and could have maybe squeaked out another repeat, but decided not to take the chance. It's a very easy shawl to knit, and would really recommend it. I had a great time with the beaded bind off, despite it taking awhile (over a day). I think it was totally worth it.

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  1. I do like that shawl. It ticks all the boxes for me that attract me a project.

  2. The shawl turned out beautiful! I love subtle beading so I think it's perfect...well done!

  3. Fiber arts of any kind always match!
    Hope you feel better soon.

  4. Lovely pictures! The shawl looks awesome.

    Thanks for hosting. Have a great weekend.

  5. How pretty! It looks so squishy and lovely. Wonderful job!

  6. It's beautiful. Just gorgeous! I have a skein of Tosh Sock that I need to get on the needles right now!

  7. Super cute shawl! Hope you feel better :)

  8. You are fabulously cute! I hope I have an FO today; we'll see what mood my babies are in after school.

  9. Tami,
    Thanks so much for the chance to link up. I'm going to put you in my sidebar so my readers may find you too. Please visit me and see what you think.

  10. Your shawl is lovely and I do like the colours.