Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Flower Basket Shawl

That little crumpled pile in my last post is Evelyn Clark's FBS. These photos are the best I could do considering my 'help' was trying to grab the camera.

Oops! Baby fingers...


Hey! Get back here with that!


Okay, that's better.

Here are a couple of close~ups...

and here...


I used way less than 2 hanks of KnitPicks new Gloss in Dusk. I probably could have added another repeat, maybe even two. I followed the pattern as written and used Inox circs in a US7.

I'd call this a pretty easy pattern. It was really easy to identify any mistakes, and fix then without having to frog. Thank goodness because I was a rebel with no lifeline.

We have a meeting with our house builders today. I'm not a happy camper because they keep pushing our closing date back and, well, I'm in a one bedroom apt with three kids (and one husband). I've got to get up out of here. Yesterday I went to the office and heard the same song and dance about not wanting to skimp on quality for speed. Well they can kiss my a s s because I've seen no action in or around Chez Busy for the past couple of weeks. I told DH he has to do all the talking today since I'll be too busy biting my tongue.

We've also got not one but two flag football games later on today. The boys are super excited :o)

15 comments:

Trillian42 said...

Nice FBS! How did you like the Gloss? I keep drooling over it, but haven't tried any just yet.

I'll be sending good house-building thoughts... how frustrating!

Handmade Girl said...

Those KB Home jerks! I feel your pain about the cramped apartment. Leave your hubby with the kiddos and come visit me at the coffee shop. I work 2-8 Monday-Thursday, 12-5 Friday, and I work 10-4 this Sat.

Lisa said...

It looks lovely - I wish I could find the motivation to finish mine.

aquaknits said...

What a gorgeous shawl! I absolutely love the color, and I think it's a big hit with your little one too. :)

Susan said...

I love the shawl! It's gorgeous!

Susan said...

I love the shawl! It's gorgeous!

Lynette said...

what a gorgeous shawl! i hope all goes well with the housebuilders.

Gwyn said...

The shawl is bee-yoo-ti-full!
Especially against the light.

and...
There's something about baby hands that just makes me want to kiss them!

Holly Jo said...

Shawl is beautiful, but those pictures of the helper...priceless. ;)

Saun said...

He is such a cutie. The shawl looks great too. I hope you don't show out too much at the builders office. Me personally, I would tell them that I would be there everyday with the kids until they finish my house. Inconvience me and I'll inconvienence you.

Shazam said...

Phoebe says to those bad slow builders: "mew mew meeeeew mew mew". She has developed a gross habit and I think she's ready to give it up to come home to her boys. She drinks after-shower water with the other 2 cats. Gross, huh? Good thing it's clean by the time she's drinking.
Anyway, the shawl is gorgeous and so are the baby fingers ;)

del said...

The shawl came out beautifully! Great job. Yeah, those "helpers" really think they're helping, don't they, LOL?

Ragan said...

Awww...baby fingers. :) He is too cute, and so is the shawl!

shobhana said...

that's the cutest kid ever!

Cindy said...

Beautiful shawl! Great job.