Friday, July 15, 2011

Finished Object Friday


The good news is that the ruffled necklace is complete. I've woven some memory wire through the top row and it fits quite comfortably, as my coworker Andrea - the smiling girl in the picture - can attest. It's quite pretty; all the admin workers have put in their orders.

The bad news? Aside from that one successful finish this week has been a washout:
• I'm rethinking the beaded necklace because the glass beads I chose for the front fabric are too thick and heavy - maybe more seed beads and less glass beads are in order.
• I'm frogging my Doodle-Noodle Necklace. The pattern really needs the springiness of wool; it just looks sad and lifeless in the cotton I chose.
• I'm starting over on my Ndebele beading project. As it turns out, the beaded fabric has a bit of stretch and would fit the vase better if I was two beads shorter around. Sigh.
• I haven't even had a chance to look at the Irish Rose necklace, although, maybe I can repurpose the shell pink Rowan 4-ply frogged from the Doodle-Noodle-Necklace for this. Probably not though, if I recall the pattern calls for much finer cotton.

For a look at more (hopefully more successful) finished objects, check out Tami's list here.

11 comments:

Affiknitty said...

Nice job on the necklace. It looks very pretty on your co-worker!

One pair of Hands said...

I do like your necklace. I'm often inspired to knit a beaded one but so far never tried.

Delusional Knitter said...

Its beautiful!

Dee said...

Beautifully knit! It looks great with what she is wearing.

Sandy said...

I don't see a necklace? Did something happen to the picture?

Sandy said...

I can see it now, it is quite pretty. Thought I'd hop back over and try again. Thanks too for the suggestion of Eloomanator's diag. dishcloth, I like the look of that and plan to use it for one of the 12.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Some days things just don't work out. You'll have better luck soon!

fafaknits said...

It looks really impressive! I hope you'll be a bit more lucky with your other projects very soon :)

RugbyMad said...

Your co-worker looks so happy. It's stunning.

Liz said...

I love the necklace! Sorry about your other projects :(

Sam Findlay said...

This looks lovely!