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Friday, February 18, 2011

Wrenna - my first Finished Object Friday

Whoever thought of knitting lace in bulky yarn was just genius.  Seriously.  I fell in love with the Wrenna cardigan from the book French Girl Knits after seein a few finished online.  A lot of knitters finished the sweater as quickly as only two days.  Mine took closer to two weeks for the actual knitting.  However, it took a lot longer to figure out how to fasten it - laced with leather, as the pattern calls for, isn't quite my style, so I just finished sewing on hooks and eyes.  Mine also took longer because I added sleeves, roughly 3/4 length in stockinette.  Here's the finished product.
Close up of the hooks and eyes:
And here is the lace:

AND.... I am so excited  - this week I bought a Silhouette craft cutter.

For years, I had considered getting a Cricut, but just could not justify buying lots of cartridges.  But the Silhouette does not take cartridges, it connects to the computer and cuts any true type font and any of the digital images you download from the Silhouetter online store or create in the software that comes with the machine.  Here's an action shot:

That's part of a birthday cake popping right off the sticky carrier sheet.  Can't wait to see what projects this new toy can handle!
P.S. Finished Object Friday roundup here.