Monday 11 January 2010

Weekend FO

Pattern: Corseted Necklet from Knitting Daily - free staff pattern
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden Worsted, about two thirds of a ball. I lovelovelove the richness of the colours.
Needle: 5mm
Mods: I put buttons on instead of a lacing. I didn't have any suitable ribbon - though some thin green velvet would work - and I fear it would be a bit fussy anyway. It is snug round my neck though; a lacing would make it looser, I guess.

I just finished this today, but the bulk of the knitting was done last night so I think it counts! I had a ball of Silk Garden left from my stripey cardi and thought this would use it all. Turns out it used about half of what I had, which meant I didn't even get to my favourite colours in the skein! Drat. I guess I will have to make another. It was superquick: 3 hours of knitting tops; and the cables are reversible. It was fiddly but interesting to knit, and it satisfied my itch for some instant gratification knitting. I have done well over half the border on the Victorian Lace Today Scarf but I needed to finish something quickly!

I am having a bit of a love-in with plastic buttons like this at the moment.

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