December 9th, 2009

FO Alert! FO Alert

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I know – a rare title from me!  Now let’s not get ourselves too excited – we’re not talking a mind blowing project.  Just the same I started and finished it and that my dear readers makes me very happy.

I was recently having a conversation with someone about my inability to finish projects and how I had pledged that this year would be different.  Well – with only 3 weeks left to 2009 I think I may have to admit defeat.  Especially since I keep adding project and not finishing.  Just now I”ve added a new project to the list that is a gift and has to be done by next week.  I”ve narrowed my yarn choice and I’ll finalize that tomorrow.

One thing that was determined is that I have to finish my Chicken – which continues to sit unfinished on my desk here at home.  Even the boys are tired of looking at my half baked chicken.

So backed to my FO.  We have a long-time staff member who is dealing with a pretty serious illness.  Lise who works in the store along with a million other things has the biggest heart of anyone I know so she has organized the troops to create a project for our friend.  We are knitting/crocheting flowers and will create a bouquet for her.  Here’s my contribution:

We are utilizing Nicky Epstein’s Knitted Flowers and Crochet Flowers books.  My flower is Rosey from the crochet book.  I went with a slightly different leaf design as the one that was included with the pattern was being persnickety and created the stem using i-cord.  My flower is crocheted using Valley Yarns Sugarloaf.  It was fun and easy and one or two in a small bud vase would make a lovely gift for someone – we all have plenty of stash that would work up into beautiful flowers.  The books have lots of options – some simple like my flower and others more intricate.

I hope to have the chance to photograph the completed project and will post it here.

One small win for me – but I’ll take it!

Kathy

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  • andra

    Yeah for Team Kathy! FO Alert indeed. It's a lovely rose.

  • Maggie

    Please post that picture of the flowers. I haven't tried that, but I like you have trouble finishing. I think I can finish flowers. Would love to see them. Maggie

  • Margie

    What a thoughtful gift! She's going to love it!! (I obviously don't know her but what knitter wouldn't love this?!?!?) Looking forward to a pic of the finished bouquet.

  • http://www.penguingirl.com penguingirl

    May she have a speedy and complete recovery aided by all the love and stitches…

  • http://beautifulknitting.wordpress.com/ Deborah (aka Mt. Mom)

    A pretty, little FO — simple but delightful — yay, Kathy! Your post made me smile. :-)

  • http://beautifulknitting.wordpress.com/ Deborah (aka Mt. Mom)

    A pretty, little FO — simple but delightful — yay, Kathy! Your post made me smile. :-)