Well, actually TWO FO’s!! I just finished a great shawl that seems to have its light hiding under a basket: Borderline by Nicole Montgomery. What appealed to me about it was both the gradient colorwork and the bobble thingies at the edge. The bobble thingies remind me of a shawl that my daughter owns that we have both really liked.
The pattern is very well written. The shawl shaping is a NO HUMP crescent!! I will use her shaping technique in the future for a great no hump shape. The shawl is wrinkled slightly because I wore it yesterday and garnered many a compliment!!
I used my Fiberstory Fave Sock Gradient Set (purchased at The Yarnery) with the addition of a very dark full skein at the bottom edge. Because the number of colors and yardage differed from the yarn used in the pattern, I had to adjust my row counts to accommodate.
I was a bit “crochet challenged” by the bobbly bits, but finally managed to do them. You make all 50 and then attach them. The first one I tried took an hour!! After some trial and error, I restarted and did all 50 in one day.
My other FO is a cute little thing that is a great gift idea for this time of year. It is called certifiable (why I don’t know!), and is a small hoodie that serves as both a gift card holder and a Christmas tree (or generic holiday) ornament:
This pattern was also very well written and just so darn cute. Made it in one evening!! I wonder why there aren’t more projects on Ravelry??!!
And now it is FO, FO, FO!
Kmkat mentioned that she thought the pattern was expensive at $5. That is a personal choice, but to me it was worth it. It was very well written and set up for minimal printing. She detailed the pattern line by line.