Friday, February 21, 2014

FO Fridays - It's time to play the music

Two finished objects this week, and especially one I'm really thrilled about having finished :)

But let's start with the other one - my Facade socks. I finally finished the second one, and they fit me perfectly :)
They did turn out slightly more fraternal than I had expected though... I thought the colourway ran dark red-pink-dark red-pink-.... Turns out it runs dark red-pink-dark red-orange-dark red-pink... I do have enough yarn for another sock, but I'm not entirely sure I feel up to knitting it ;) At least not just yet. It's a lovely pattern, and looks awesome, but it's rather complex and difficult to learn off by heart. Not to mention it's knit on 2.25mm needles, and I kept worrying I'd break them when attempting to do the occasional k3tog!!!

But they do look awesome :)
Pattern: Facade Socks
Yarn: Schoppel Wolle Zauberball 100, 100% merino
Mods: None.

For my second FO, I finally finished another project that had been in hibernation for almost all of 2013. My piano scarf!!!

Once again, I'm not sure why I put it into hibernation, because once I picked it back up it only took a couple of days to finish, but on the other hand, once again I'm kinda glad I put it into hibernation, because my purling has gotten SO much more even in the year that has passed since I knit on it last, so the last few octaves are a lot prettier than the first ones. It evened out nicely after blocking though, so I'm not too fussed :)
Now I need to get around to the yarn shop where I bought the yarn for it, as the owner asked to see it once it was done ;) Not sure if she'll still remember, but I'll give it a shot.
Pattern: Piano Scarf
Yarn: Hjertegarn Woolcott. A wool-cotton blend.
Mods: I decided not to make it the full 8 octaves, as that would make it too long for me to wear, so stopped after 6 :)

For once two FOs both for me! Totally unheard of! ;)


  1. The socks look really difficult. The color difference doesn't show up in the photos. The piano scarf is just amazing! So realistic.

  2. That piano scarf is amazing. I remember seeing it for the first time on your blog ages ago! I have a friend who'd love something like that, but it looks like a tremendous amount of work and all that purling!

    1. Thanks! I was wondering if anybody might remember it from the autumn of 2012! ;) Actually it wasn't as much work as I had feared, but it DID take awhile.

  3. The socks are incredibly pretty and I love the scarf, it's such a fantastic project!

  4. Beautiful socks. My sister would love that scarf. I might just have to look into making her one for next Christmas.

  5. The socks are lovely but that scarf is amazing! I love it!