Friday, 24 June 2011

FO Friday: Leaving a jet plane...


Well, not really, since I'm back in UK but I'm going to present you my two most travelled FO's.

Firstly, I started on my Fairytales Seas as it's an easy and mindless knitting project. As such, it was much needed so I took it everywhere. My co-workers thought I lost my marbles when I brought to work mohair/wool blend (not that they know the difference, but "it looked fuzzy and warm") at the beginning of June.
My cowl firstl travelled a little bit around Sussex (nothing special there), then a bit further to Arundel Castle (pretty, but OMG so overpriced)


I then thought long about taking it on our Easyjet flight to Valencia. After researching I managed to establish that it is safe to take bamboo needles on the plane and I was set to go.
Unfortunately, I couldn't find right bamboo circulars at such a short notice to take with me on board so I had to think about another option. About that in a minute.

Since I had no other easy project on my needles at the time, I took Fairytale Seas to Valencia (despite mum trying to convince me that this kind of wool is not really suited for a hot country). Turns out it came in handy when I sun burnt my bum and had to entertain myself while standing (sitting wasn't really an option for the first day!).
Quick check of the weather on our last day, and I knew I had to finish it before we land back in UK to prevent me from freezing.


Quick re-do of the seaming later, it's done!

It's such a great stash busting project, I will totally be making another one in various shades of blue that I accumulated to balance out my stash.


Now, once I knew I won't be able to take the above cowl on board, I figured out Easyjet said nothing about crocheting on board. I got two crochet hooks off eBay, this gorgeous pattern for Forget-me-knot frilly cape and hooked on!
After a lot of YouTube-ing and help from my mum  (I used to crochet when I was about 10, then gave it up for boys   studying) I completed the base before take off and then carried on with ruffles on board.
Although, me being me, I picked out gorgeous shade of CotLin - Blackberry - as you can guess, it's purple so dark it's nearly black. Not very handy when you're a newbie crocheter attempting to get some work done on a badly lit plane!

Instead of sewing ribbon in, I made a chain with yarn held double and here's the result:
I'm really amazed by the simplicity yet effectiveness of this pattern. It can be easily done in a couple of days and requires only minimal knowledge of crochet.

Modelled photos to follow since the cat was not willing to do that and I don't have my photographer on hand :o)


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4 comments

  1. Wow, you did that with little knowledge of crochet? That's awesome!
    The cowl looks really lovely and comfy too.

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  2. Love the colors you have on your cowl..it looks very squishy and comfy..

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  3. Beautiful projects and gorgeous scenery! Great post!

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  4. A castle is the perfect setting for a fairytale(seas), yes? Your photos are BEAUTIFUL. I'm really digging your capelet!

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