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!


  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. :-)

  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 :)

  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 ?

  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

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

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

  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.

  8. I've had some success with blocking acrylic using steam. Here is my post about it with some links to some useful sites:

    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!!

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

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

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

  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!

  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!

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

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


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