August 24, 2005

Finished FBS!

Cast off for the FBS today.

Here it is just off the needles -

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That little ball of yarn is all I had left from the hank of Lorna's Shephard Sock. I have a whole hank left if anyone wants to swap out for something else. My preference would be for a full or nearly full skein of Shephard Sock in a different colorway or a comparable amount of lace weight wool.

It's currently blocking in the office -

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Pattern - Flower Basket Shawl, from Interweave Knits Fall '04, also available from Fiber Trends
Yarn - Lorna's Laces Shephard Sock in Tahoe, 50g
Needles - US6 Addi Turbos. I went down a needle size because I like the St st part of my lace a little firmer. US9 Crystal Palace DPN to bind off.
Started - Aug 19
Finished - Aug 24
Modifications - Change in needle size, noted above; replaced right slanting double decreases with centered double decreases; used a single strand of sock weight instead of a double strand of lace weight.

This was a really fun and quick knit. The pattern really clicked with me this time. This was probably the most monogamous I've ever been with a project. All I did on the side was half a swatch and a few rows on a sock.

It looks beautiful!
Absolutely beautiful!
The FBS is beautiful and I can't believe you finished it so quickly. Great job.
I'm finishing up the FBS - doing the edging now - yours looks awesome!
That WAS It's great looking. The colorway is awesome.
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