I have two exciting FOs to announce today… a knitted one and a technological one!
My new Ravelry group!
What’s a technological FO you ask? Well… it’s a virtual something that I’ve been working on for a while that’s finally fit for public consumption!
FreshStitches finally has a Ravelry group! I’m so excited!
I was hesitant to start a Ravelry group until I was sure I had the time to properly maintain the group (with exciting discussions!), and now that I know that Tim and I will be living in the US for the next few years, I do!
So, if you like crocheting amigurumi, come join in!
Okay, onto my knitted FO… which, I suppose, is the real goal of the blog post! I finished my Kyuu:
View the project’s Ravelry page for full details.
Previously blogged about:
Do I love it?
Hmm… mutter… stammer… I’m not sure I do. And it’s totally my fault.
You see, Kyuu was supposed to be knit with 3 strands of laceweight yarn at 6 sts/inch. I had enough of a dk weight yarn in my stash (ball band: 6 sts/inch) to make the sweater. So… I went for it. I mean, using up your stash beats buying over 3200 yards of new yarn, right?
I actually even did a swatch for this one… and I could tell that my 6 sts/inch swatch was an eensy bit stiff. But, I loved the design and I just couldn’t resist. So, I knit it. And it’s stiff. Can you see how it stands up quite stiffly from my body?
Alas, this didn’t turn out to be a ‘perfect project’, but when I wear it, people say it’s cute… which is good news! I think it’ll end up being a nice ‘cool summer evening’ top, it just wasn’t as delicate as I was hoping for.
Lesson: you need to not only swatch, but pay attention to what your swatch reveals! Even if you don’t like what it’s telling you!
Giggle. Has that ever happened to you?
Have a great weekend!
Thanks for stopping by and reading! If you want to see more great finished items… make sure to visit Tami’s Amis blog, the organizer of this great FO Friday theme!
I hope you have an awesome and craft-filled weekend!