In the meantime, here is finish that has been finished from, way, oh end of October. My Portfolio Scarf by Erika Flory. The Yarn was bought in Loop Philadelphia back in 2015 and the scarf knitted autumn 2017. That in itself shows how far I have come. I insisted the store gave me the print copy of the scarf as I didn't use Ravelry though I was registered. It was only at the year's store visit, I realised that meant I couldn't access the online copy though I had effectively paid for it!
I love this scarf. I had thought the yarn was slightly chunkier than the pattern suggested. I had "sport" wool in what I thought was the variety of Sketchbook. It turned out when I emailed Loop Knits to check needle size, that Sketchbook was the colour way and not the yarn type, but I did have sport plus! Two countries divided by a common language! I must say the shop was super speedy in replying to my queries.
Anyhow, I LOVE this scarf. I finished it in time for my Scrapbooking weekend, hence the rather moody photos. Not that the weekend was moody, but that the photographer friend, was looking for an atmospheric instagram look. You know, I am deep in thought or looking into middle distance photos. Work best on 20 year old instagram wannabes I think.
Because my yarn was a little chunkier, I just kept going until the yarn ran out. This gave me, I think, one more band of lace and garter stitch.
The hanging in the tree photo was taken by me this morning, in our garden. Our apple tree with its festive Christmas apple baubles.
Ronald, our resident big head, likes it too. He only wears things which preserve his dignity.
Brilliant scarf. I didn't block it. Just wear it, and it stretches beautifully. I can see myself knitting this again. This just leaves me my purchases from 2016 and 2017 to knit up! The 2016 purchase still just has the paper pattern, doesn't matter, I am not going to knit that cardigan now anyway. In 2017, the lovely assistant cracked me! Told me she would link me up to Ravelry and found me in a blink of an eye! And NOW I use ravelry!
This is one of my Finish A Long projects.
I have finished my other knitted Finish A Long project, my #what the fade shawl. I have been wearing it loads too, just need some photos.