Friday, August 19, 2011

Finished Object Friday..at last!


I meant to get some proper photos of me and my Hitch Hiker before today, given that this is my first ever FO Friday but I got carried away sewing then it got dark so the best I have is this which is pretty poor to be fair!!


As with all of the things I make for me, Lou decided that I had actually made it for her and claimed it the other day, don't worry though, I have reclaimed it!


I still haven't blocked it. I'm not really sure where I could pin it out to dry so I have left it for now. I'm sure it won't be long before it is cold enough to wear it.


The yarn is Krafty Koala Sparkle Sock in a fab colourway for this time of year. It reminds me of brambles and damson....

If you want to be inspired to finish a few of your projects off, pop over to Tami's blog here.


Look what I made, among other things,  today....


A new bag! When I got back from my holidays, I keep seeing messages about these mad, little hexagon shaped puffs that people were knitting to make into quilts.  To start with I thought they were little toys but I soon found out that you sewed them all together to make a wonderful, warm quilt, using your left-over sock yarn. Fab idea because people who knit (and finish) socks, always end up with scraps of sock yarn.  Clearly I wouldn't know this because, look, it's the sock that I have been knitting for years featuring in another bag photo....


This bag is about as tall as my sock knitting bags but it has a bigger, hexagonal bottom to make a dumpy bag. Perfect for all of your little hexi-puffs as well as socks, hats, scarves, shawls, the list goes on!


8 comments:

autumngeisha said...

Your Hitch Hiker turned out great. Love the colors and what a cute modeled pic.

Frieda said...

Love the Hitch Hiker shawl , the yarn you used is just gorgeous !

Pretty darn nice bag too ! Wish I could sew...

Nicky said...

Beautiful Hitchhiker and model!!!! I'm working on mine now, hope it turns out as well as yours.

RugbyMad said...

WOW you pumped that Hitch Hikeer out! Well done.

The bag is stunning, I have an addiction to bags, might get the sewing machine out and make me some.

carrad said...

I love these little scarves and yours is gorgeous! Also love the little bag. I looked up the quilt, which is wonderful - must start knitting socks to have leftovers! xxx

Kathleen said...

I adore the Hitchhiker pattern, and yours turned out beautifully! The berry colours are perfect.

I love the project bag, too, what great fabric and well-chosen accent beads.

Chrisknits said...

Such a cute bag! And the scarf, I must get that pattern. So unique. Love the color too.

GiddyStuff said...

I've still not started my Hitchhiker! That colour is beautiful!