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Friday, April 15, 2011

FO Friday: Super Secret Edition

Yippee!  It's Friday.  And I'm done.  And so I get to play along with all the fun stuff happening at Tami's blog for FO Friday.  It's so exciting, mostly because it's so rare that I actually finish something. 

The good news is that I pulled the Super Secret Citron off the needles after dinner this evening, then did a bunch of chores, then turned on every light in the house and raced around trying to find decent picture lighting.  The verdict:  There was none.  Sorry.  But here it is, in all its dimly-lit-and-not-yet-blocked glory:

I'm in love with it.  And I really wish I could tell you what it was for, but I can't yet.  And what's worse is that there are other Super Secret projects coming up in the near future.  Hopefully, I'll be able to spill the beans in the next month or two.  You'll just have to stay tuned to find out.

Here's another, slightly better shot:

It's small, as shawls go.  I followed the instructions to a T, and I think it'll be perfect.  The recipient is pretty tiny, with narrow little shoulders.  I think this is exactly perfectly right.  I'm nervous to block it, as I don't want to lose the scrunched up bits (ruching?), but the ruffle is rolling pretty badly, as you can see, and the little garter stitch border could use some help, too.  My current plan is to lay it out, then gently pin and spray just the edges to neaten things up.  I'm open to suggestions, though -- anyone have any better ideas?

This is definitely one of my favorite projects so far.  The yarn is Filatura di Crosa Nirvana, held double (about 2.5 skeins).  It's fabulous to work with, and I think it plays really nicely with this pattern.  I highly recommend both. 

And here's the best news of all... I fully plan to block it this weekend, take some daylight photos, and then post it as an FO all over again next week.  I'm SUCH a cheater.  Forgive me?

And now, because I'm nosy... What's everyone up to this weekend?  Anything good?  (Just looking to live vicariously for a while!)

Happy Friday, y'all!  (and GO SHARKS!)

14 comments:

  1. I like the rucking also and would likely just spray block the edge. I've seen some people use it more as a bulky type scarf.

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  2. Citron is beautiful! Knitting secret projects make for less than exciting blogging but I look forward to seeing what you've done.
    Our weekend will be fairly dull now that lacrosse has taken over. My son has practice on Saturday and a game on Sunday.

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  3. Love the citron... the same thing happened to me, I finished my sweater at 1am this morning :) So, the photos are less-than-stellar!

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  4. That is fabulous, the second shot shows how delicate it is... it is not just a shawl, it is a piece of art!

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  5. WOW WOW WOW, it's beautiful! I can't wait to see it next week all blocked.

    So this weekend. Well, it's going to be 80 degrees both days (I know, be jealous), so I think we're going to go have breakfast at one of our favorite places and then head to the beach. Also plan to take the dog to the park and have a fire bowl fire on our deck one of the nights. Oh yes, and hockey, hockey, hockey.

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  6. Your shawl looks gorgeous. It's on my to knit list so I shall be interested to see how you block it. I'm afraid I haven't any ideas there to help you along.

    Fingers crossed we're going to be out in the garden this weekend.

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  7. Hi, nice shawl. I think your plan for the edges, is good. Do let us know how it turns out!

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  8. It's very pretty & makes a special gift. It'll be good to see it when it's officially blocked so I think you should definitely update us next Friday on how it came out!

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  9. Lovely!! I hope you don't lose the ruching!!

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  10. That came out beautifully (and the secrecy totally has me intrigued!), I really love the ruffled look and how delicate it is. I can't wait to see it blocked. :D

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  11. Very, very pretty! I absolutely love the color.

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  12. It turned out beautiful. I love that green. Your light blocking strategy sounds like a good plan. Can't wait to see it next Friday. And my mind is racing trying to figure out the Secret. Will we really have to wait a whole month or two?

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  13. That's beautiful! I'm glad you posted two shots, I didn't realize it was semi-see through until you posted the second image. :)

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  14. Your citron is stunning. I am still so in love with the colour and it has turned out beautifully. I'm looking forward to seeing it again next Friday ; )

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