Tuesday, May 20, 2008

I Guess we all make Mistakes!

Here is my latest FCS for you complete with two design features! I am so cross with myself, but at least this one is for me, so I shall either learn to love them or frog a little when I can possibly bear to.

You can see the one error towards the bottom of the centre stitches. The other one - well I started to cast off, put it down then continued later. I started casting off in the usual way, then carried on with the way the pattern tells you to! And you can tell!

Anyway, here it is, warts and all, my latest FCS. I added a contrast border which I like very much.

Forest Canopy Shoulder Shawl

Yarn: Yarn Yard Sock Club

Needles: 4.5 mm Aeros

I was fortunate enough to have been gifted around 80g of the main colour and around 5g of the contrast, which was still enough for three extra pattern repeats.

Thank you all for the lovely comments about the birthday girl - she will be impossible if I pass them all on ;-)

And finally - is it me or is live music LOUDER than it used to be I had such fun last night at the Roger Waters gig - I wouldn't have missed it for quids! He and the band were brilliant, and to hear Dark Side of the Moon live was just ace. An encore of "Another Brick in the Wall" and "Comfortably Numb" rounded off a perfect evening.

Pink Floyd and I go back to the days of "See Emily Play" and although he didn't quite go that far back he did play "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun". And yes, the pig was there!

I'd also like to thank all my new friends for escorting me back to the tube! I met some lovely people who were quietly impressed by my making my way there on my own but concerned at my getting back to Clapham - I almost had an escort all the way!


dreamcatcher said...

Lovely FCS, the colours are so pretty!

Probably Jane said...

Gorgeous - the colours suit the pattern perfectly. Enjoy wearing it.

kathryn said...

Another lovely FC! I'm sure you'll be able to live with your "customisation". But if you did feel the need to fix it, the cast off wouldn't take too long to redo and if it were me I think I'd be tempted to make that centre bit like the rest using yarn and a darning needle. And just enjoy wearing it!

Aknita said...

I'm glad you suggested that Kathryn - it was one of the reasons I posted the close-up because I needed someone to suggest that I could do just that! The border just needs a couple of hours patience!

pictish said...

I honestly can't see anything wrong with it!! But I hope you can sort it out if it's bothering you as it's lovely ;-) Very very pretty and the contrast border is gorgeous.

Terri said...

I had posted a long (and probably boring) response about the song comfortably numb, but it was lost in cyber space, and now I can hardly remember what I said *roll*
Anyhow, FCS is gorgeous as always, you won't be able to see the tiny mistake when it's being worn;-)

belaybunny said...

I agree, I'd leave it too, as once you have it on, I can't see people picking out the mistake, you can hardly see it. another lovely FCS ;)

TutleyMutley said...

Mistake? Mistake? What mistake?

Oh, lucky you, seeing Roger Waters - I too go back to the days of "See Emily Play" (I remember when it was on the jukebox in the pub I used to frequent in Tenby) - and I love "Several small furry animals gathered together in a cave and dancing with a pict" or however it goes. I saw Pink Floyd live in Milwaukee baseball stadium in 1974. Hmm. Dark Side of the Moon and Echoes. I remember it sooo well - it was a fantastic experience. Thanks for reminding me.