Friday, 15 March 2013

FO Fridays

Here is my Birthday Gift Cowl that I finished over the weekend.


I am still not sure how I feel about it though :(

I did have two takes for this project - I frogged the first attempt as it just wasn't great looking, and now that it is finished again, I am still not sure!


I really like the stitch that is included in the pattern, but am not sure if this pattern works with this yarn - do you know that feeling?

What do you suggest I do?
I will be sharing this over at Tamis, Linda and Andrea

Have a super weekend one and all :)

33 comments:

  1. Well it looks nice to me!! I'd be happy if one of my attempts at knitting turned out half as good.

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    1. By the way, your Twitter link had an extra " in it so you may want to edit that. :)

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    2. Hi Camille,
      Thank you kindly for the mention about the twitter button - it has been fixed and should work properly now :)
      Thanks for visiting.
      Have a super weekend.
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  2. I'm experiencing the same dilemma, I'm making a Wingspan shawl with sock yarn and I'm not too sure the yarn and pattern really work together.
    I think your cowl works just lovely. The different shades and different stitches compliment each other.

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    1. Hi Emma,
      Thanks so much, I look forward to seeing your wingspan in all its glory, I am sure it will be lovely.
      Have a fantastic weekend
      x

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  3. I like the yarn and pattern together.

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    1. Hi WOnderWhyGal,
      Thanks for visiting :)
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  4. I think it's gorgeous Nat, if I was knitting a cowl this is how I would want it to look. The stitch techniques work so well with the beautiful autumn shades. I love it!
    Have a great weekend
    Love
    Linda
    xo

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    1. Hi Linda,
      Thanks so much for your opinion, the next cowl I knit will be one of yours, they are stunning!
      Have a super weekend.
      xo

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  5. I think it's a lovely combination of yarn and stitch pattern, the cowl is gorgeous!

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    1. Hi Cathy,
      Thanks :) - I guess my frustration with it is maybe the fact that I knit it twice, never a good thing for me :O
      Thanks so much for visiting.
      x

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  6. I think the cowl looks great! I really like the yarn with the pattern.

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    1. Hi nothingbutknit2,
      Thank you :)
      Have a fab weekend.
      x

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  7. Nice cowl, the colors are festive and the stitch pattern is very interesting. Good job!

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    1. Hi AllyB,
      Thank you kindly :)
      Thanks for dropping by.
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  8. I had the same feelings recently about a cowl I was working on. Decided to just finish it and once it was done I was happy with the way it turned out. So I definitely understand your concerns. I think yours looks great....just wear it proudly!

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    1. Hi Melissa,
      I agree, that is what I should do, but as it is meant to be a gift there is that extra added doubt about it! I may start another project and then decide which I prefer to give away, and keep the other for myself :)
      Thanks for visiting.
      x

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  9. It's lovely, keep it just as is! Most people are not going to look so close as to see the actual stitch pattern. Stand back, away from it, and see what kind of effect it gives.

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    1. Thanks Chrisknits, I will do that as soon as I get off the PC to see if it makes a difference :)
      Have a great weekend.
      x

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  10. It looks nice to me. The colour is beautifully warm. It's possible that the pattern doesn't show that well (you never know for sure how it will look if you make it different) but who cares. Have a nice weekend. Regula

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    1. Hi Regula,
      Thank you kindly, have a nice weekend.
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  11. I think you are very creative. I like the colours you used. Congratulations on being the featured blog on the Harvest Of Friends Blog Hop. I am a new Follower of your Blog. Have a good weekend.
    Judy - Judy H-J's thoughts

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    1. Hi Judy,
      Thank you so much for the follow and for visiting.
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  12. I like it! I think it'd look fabulous with a dark shirt and some denim. It's got a comfy weekend feel about it to me :)

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    1. Hi Minding My Own Stitches,
      Thanks, that does make it feel and look a little different to me already ;)
      Have a lovely weekend.
      x

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  13. I don't think you have anything to worry about. It looks really great. I hope the person who receives it loves it.

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    1. Hi mkonieczki,
      Thank you kindly :)
      Have a wonderful weekend.
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  14. I really like the yarn with that pattern, it looks great! Congrats on being the featured blog this week @ Our Everyday Harvest! New follower here :-)

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    1. Hi Carrie,
      Thank you so much for the follow, much appreciated :)
      Have a fantastic, warm, weekend.
      x

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    1. Hi Andria,
      Thanks so much, nice to hear from you, hope all is well?
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  16. I really like the ways the colors patterned in your cowl it adds beautiful interest.

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    1. Hi Amy,
      Thanks so much, have a lovely, creative weekend.
      x

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