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Friday, 16 September 2011

FO Friday - Ta Dah



Hello everyone, it is Friday again and its time to show off the things I have completed this week.

I have fallen in love with this little jar cover I made! I have yet to make one for my second jar but that will come :-) I now even have the temptation to make covers for lots of different things..just to brighten up my house!


I have been spending most of my time this week getting the baby blanket finished.....I think this is my first proper big project that I have completed so I am really pleased. I really like the edging around it but I am not sure if I like how bumpy it is...could this be fixed with blocking? (Edit - the wool is soft acrylic).


Going to my dad's house today as I ordered some wool for some christmas gift projects, and I can't wait to pick it up..its a vibrant mustard yellow, so when I get it back home...I shall take some photographs of the wool and show you  in my next blog :-)

If you want to see other peoples' FO's, head over to Tami's Amis, where you can see many other great projects and even participate yourself if you haven't joined in before :-)

Happy FO Friday!

16 comments:

  1. Blocking should help the ruffling.. what fiber is the yarn? depending on that, you might have to try different steps in the blocking process. love your colorful jar cozy. :-)

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  2. The ruffling should block out - if the yarn is acrylic you'd need to steam block it (carefully), using an iron hovering over the fabric - don't touch the iron to the yarn or it'll melt though!

    Love the jar cosy - so cheerful :)

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  3. I'm looking forward to the yellow. Nice job on the blankey, it's pretty ...why do you think the edge came out bumpy ?

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  4. Well for the edging I followed an edging pattern which went like this......
    *1dc, miss a stitch, 5tr in next stitch, miss a stitch, 1 dc* And this was to be repeated...

    I haven't blocked it yet, so will see if that makes any difference

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  5. Its a lovely blanket !!the edging really makes it different. well Done !

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  6. Blocking will help, but since it is acrylic you will have to kill it!!

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  7. Congrats on getting your blanket finished. It's very pretty. Blocking always help, wash it, pin it and let it dry and you'll be amazed how nice it will come out.

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  8. I've had some success with blocking acrylic using steam. Here is my post about it with some links to some useful sites: http://omlair.blogspot.com/2011/05/blocking-acrylic-experiment.html

    I used this process to block my rainbow mandala too (this week's FO).

    I've done a similar edging to the one you describe, but I usually miss 2 stitches between...

    LOVE the jar cover. I need to find some empty jars now!!

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  9. Such a cute little cover, I can see it will brighten up your work space and organize at the same time, nice!!!

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  10. Gorgeous jar cover! I love new wool, enjoy!

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  11. I keep meaning to have a go at the jar cover. Lovely work. Blocking should help the blanket.

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  12. I've been meaning to make a jar-jacket like that for ages, and yours is brilliant in those rainbow colours. I love it!

    The blanket looks lovely, too---I don't mind the ruffles, but that's easy for me to say since I didn't make it, right? ;)

    And I can't wait to see your new wool!

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  13. I've been wondering the same thing about one of my blankets made from acrylic, it's got a huge curl at the edge. I thought I would wet block it first off as the least likely method to cause disaster. I'm actually wondering if I need to alter the pattern a bit.
    Love the jar cover!

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  14. The jar cover is so cute!!! Love the blanket too!

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  15. I love the idea of using the crochet covered jar for crochet hooks! Brilliant!

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