Friday, April 25, 2014

FO Friday: Fully en-Gauge-d

It's Friday yet again!  It always seems so far away on Monday, but then before I know it I'm serving up baked goods and eating Indian food on Wednesday, and from there it's a countdown to how many meetings I have until the weekend.  Today I just have just one in the afternoon separating me from the Friday evening ritual of frozen yogurt and grocery shopping.

Another Friday ritual that I don't always get to enjoy is posting about a finished project.  This week, it's my quick cowl, Pretty Pink Plaits:

Ever since I first saw the yarn and buttons at Gauge, they just went so well together I had to make something to show them off.  It didn't hurt that the buttons were half off, and I'm a sucker for bright colors, especially pink.

All in all, I'm happy with how this turned out.  The bamboo is so soft, it's perfect for keeping warm in the office without roasting once I step outside into the warm Spring weather.  The buttons and yarn are so complementary that it might be easier to see the buttons in a close-up:

You'll notice that the three buttons are in a triangle when worn but a row when not.  I didn't knit any dedicated buttonholes into the cowl, instead I'm using the holes created by the cables.  At first I lined up the first 'row' of holes with the buttons straight up and down, but because of the floppiness of the bamboo and the cables, I prefer playing around with it.  In the above picture, the top button goes into the top-second cable hole, the middle button is in the middle-second cable hole, and then the bottom button is in the top-first cable.  Does that makes sense?  The technical documenter in me feels like I should draw you a diagram:

I guess that's how you know it's not really the weekend quite yet.

But once it is, I get to meet a Ravelry friend from Canada who is in town for a wedding.  I love meeting other knitters that I know already.  My mom and I have when-we-win-the-lottery plans of going on a world tour to meet all of the fabulous friends we've never gotten the chance to swap stitches with in person.  For now, though, we'll take a fortuitous weekend and an opportunity to take them to Kerbey Lane Cafe tomorrow for pancakes and the just-released Tomato Menu.  Yum!

Do you have any fun plans for the weekend?  For more FO Friday posts, go to Tami's Amis.

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