Saturday, December 08, 2007

Two finished objects

After a dismal day weather-wise I decided I couldn't hold off any longer before showing you Miller, which has been sitting sewn up, blocked, ends sewn in and all that jazz for days.
I've been waiting for a day with some sunlight, hell I'd have settled for daylight to get out and take some snaps in the park, but no joy.
Overall I'm happy with in and will get lots of wear out of it even though the fit of the arms is a bit funny, I think erratic blocking is to blame here. I hope to give you some shots of it on and some shots showing the details, but I'll have to wait for a change in the weather. We had snow tonight, but it didn't lie before being washed away by sleet.
Looking on the bright side, being indoors all day did give me the opportunity to finish off my Clapotis, which is an altogether more glamorous proposition.
Here are some sneak previews. These pictures show it unblocked, no ends sewn in or anything. I've really enjoyed making this one, and wouldn't rule out making another in the future, perhaps as a gift.
On thing which has really grown on me as the scarf itself has grown, is the appearance of the wrong side. There's something appealing about the change in texture on that side, you can see it in the second picture.
I would also say the Mirasol Hacho yarn has been a dream to knit with, once the scarf is washed and blocked I'll tell you how it holds up.

One last thing,
DON'T FORGET TO VOTE IN THE ST. ANDREW'S DAY POLL, it will be coming to a close soon.

Happy Knitting, Kathleen x


Midsummer night's knitter said...

Looking forward to seeing some 'live' photo shots;0)

Anonymous said...

Hi - why dont you skip blocking the clapotis and wear it with the backside out? I think it will look gorgeous like that... and as far as I remember, it was the original intention of the designer... I never blocked mine, only washed it... and it looks just fine.
- And I love the colourway of yours.

Anonymous said...

Looks fabby. Love finished Miller! DH

Flavaknits said...

Both looked fabulous in real life too! And ditto IDA about the wearing of Clapotis backwords!