Thursday, January 02, 2014

More UFOs

It seemed only fair to finish up some UFOs before I started to plan for projects for the new year.

This free shawl pattern Dream Stripes indulges my stripe fixation, though the pattern has a lace border, and I'm not a fan of lace, neither of knitting it nor wearing it.

I found a nice ribbed border in another free pattern Mizzle, which worked like a charm.  The yarn is some vintage Lion Brand worsted.

This other shawl, knit in fingering weight yarn that I recycled and koolaid dyed, proves my point about lace knitting.

Weekend Shawl has a substantial lace border made up of two separate patterns.  I'd done okay with the first, but the second was kind of a mess.

I was able to finish this shawl by ripping out the second lace pattern to a place where I hadn't made too many mistakes.

Done and Done!  Now I'm eyeing the unfinished quilt on my design wall.


Magpie Sue said...

Well I quite like the lace edging on that second shawl! Good save. :- )

Debra Spincic said...

I think some projects are just meant to teach us what we don't want to do again!

I prefer the 1st shawl too.

margaret said...

love both the edging and colour of the second shawl, they are both berautifully knitted