Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Stick a Fork in It...

It's done!
Happy dance--my Shedir, the OOPS KAL for the month of January, is done.




The good news? It's not my first FO of the year.

But isn't it purty?? (Ok, I don't know where the bad spelling has come from. I SO don't talk that way!)

Look at those little decreases. When it's on a head, it really doesn't look that pointy.

Pattern: Shedir from
Yarn: Berocco Pure Merino in ecru, 2 and a skosh skeins. Love the color, love the texture. It is a bit splitty to work with, though, especially with the super-pointy Knit Picks needles. Size 3. Only did 3 pattern repeats and it's more than big enough. Might have to do another one, go down a needle size or two and see what happens.

Blogger is playing games with me, so you'll please have to make allowances for the rather wonky layout today. The next picture should be the Jiffy Comfort Shawl--but it might be Anne's quilt instead.
I guess I'll find out when I hit "publish" won't I?

Anyway, the shawl is my first FO of the year, and the first of the MP08 goals to be crossed off my list. Almost 6 skeins of Lion Brand Jiffy, in two different but semi-compatible colorways--the yarn had some old Wal-mart labels ($1.27) on the bands, and since I have never bought yarn at Wal-mart (I've been inside one exactly once), I figure this is a yard sale or similar purchase. Or a "legacy" from someone else. The completed shawl is about 6' long which ought to be enough to wrap around someone who can use its comfort and cheery coloration.

I do think the color separation is more obvious in the pictures than in real life.

Anne's quilt:

And Anne with quilt #2.

The floral multicolor is a charity quilt for our guild--the fabrics were a packet of pre-cut rectangles. She trimmed them all to the same size, added "windowpanes" and assembled it. She got most of the quilting done on it at class on Tuesday night.

As well as sewing the binding down on the lavender quilt, which is going to a benefit auction for her community, I believe for Cinco de Mayo.

Gail was working on this wonderful wall hanging. The circles are machine-embroidered and then appliqued to the blocks; the center block is also appliqued.
Here's the layout of the borders, ready to be assembled.
And here it is, at the end of class, bordered and with a narrow fillet of piping, pinned and partly quilted already.

She's going around some of the flowers in the outside border, which gives a nice effect especially on the back.

Made for a very productive night!


mary said...

Hurray! It's done and it looks great. Those quilts look lovely too.

Madge said...

Twofer today! Yay on finishing Shedir and your first MP08 goal!

Ellen Bloom said...

I am extremely impressed with your Shedir. It's positively gorgeous.

OK, I'm starting the January project in February. Life is like that sometimes!

Knitting Linguist said...

Wow! I love seeing those quilts -- such gorgeous colors :) And your Shedir turned out beautifully!

Sheepish Annie said...

Shedir is stunning! Nicely done. And it looks like you've been quite busy with all the finishing of stuff!

DPUTiger said...

Boy, Anne is really cranking out the quilts! Fun to see everyone/everything! :)

Scott & Courtney said...

I don't know what a Shedir is, but I love it!

DPUTiger said...

I'm back ... just to say you should stop by my most recent blog post. Just sayin' ... :) have a great day!

Debi said...

Great hats and the quilts are gorgeous. Come visit my blog for my latest giveaway.

junie said...

Ah Marie, congrats on your first FO for 2008. I love that hat. And the finished shawl!!! You are ahead of me as usual.I am still working on those cables. However, I did a post to you on won't believe it. You just won't believe it.