First it was going to be a Christmas present. Then it was ripped out twice, first time because it was way too big. The second time because I couldn't make the red/black pieces fit within the gray/black pieces. Finally, it is knitted and seamed together:
Ds's birthday was last Thursday so it became a birthday present.....a late birthday present. I still want to do a double I-cord border, red then black. Then I will call it finished and hand it over to ds. The pattern used is here. I wouldn't recommend doing it striped like this one, unless you are a masochist and it's not important that the piece be reversible.
Next on the progress list are the award ribbons. Here's the pattern I'm using for the honorable mentions:
Sorry about the shadows on the above two photo's. It's a dark, dreary day in Michigan.
And here is the pattern for best of show ribbons:
The dimples on the lower end of the sample were where I had mounted the sample with a straight pin.
And below is a sample that I decided didn't fit into the scheme of award ribbons:
The weft is a hand dyed silk chainette yarn. It feels pretty cool...but the look leaves a bit to be desired.
There is some spinning too, but I'll save that for another post.