FO Friday: Summer Crop Top

I had Zach’s Bay Crop Top on my needles before I embarked on my trip east.img_8482This was a lovely lace project to work on. It was just challenging enough to keep me busy, while still being a pretty quick project.

The yarn was my first purchase from Love Knitting. I was really impressed with the packaging. It came in a pretty bag with some hard candies and a free pattern 😊. Ordering from them took a little longer than WEBS, however, it wasn’t to the point where I was loosing my patience.

The yarn (GGH Linova) was okay. It was a cotton/linen blend, which is perfect for summer items. It was smooth and relatively soft to knit with in addition to not easily loosing the twist in the yarn.

Well want to see the finished result?

Here I am modeling it at the Ljubljana Castle. The top was super comfortable and with some high-waisted pants I was covered and stylish for summer. Success!

Finished Object Friday: Another Lacy Scarf

Friday woot woot! I know you are excited. I am excited to FINALLY show you this finished object.  This one felt like it took forever to complete.

Meet my newest Lacy Scarf. I shall call her Olivia, as she is the color of olives. Here she is before I blocked her.

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I found this free pattern on the blog Give Me a Purl. It was a pretty easy project to make. It would definitely be good beginner lace project.

My personal changes to the pattern: Instead of using the recommended size US 10 needles, I used size US 5. I liked the slightly tighter tension it gave. I also used wool/nylon blend yarn rather than alpaca. For more information please see my Ravelry page.

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This scarf is intended as a birthday gift for a friend. Fingers crossed she doesn’t figure out it is for her before I send it off. Hopefully, it is thin enough that she can wear it even though summer is approaching. You never know when a chilly summer night might pop up. Right?

What are you finishing this Friday?