Friday, 24 June 2011

Finally Finished(ish) Friday

I finished my Clapotis *pauses for applause... ;)*



Unfortunately, you still only get a teaser shot, as it isn't blocked yet. But, the knitting is finished, and it will be blocked in time for the do on Sunday, so I'm happy! I will post more pictures once it is properly finished, but I couldn't not post about it today, could I? *laughs*



Pattern: Clapotis
Yarn: Mini Mochi in Jungle
Modifications: Followed the instructions to make it a stole rather than scarf
Difficulty: 2/5
Enjoyment: 2/5 (but that's due to the deadline rather than the pattern I think!)
Would I make again? Maybe, but not for some considerable time!



Now, I feel a little like I'm cheating as this isn't 100% finished, so I have also got something else to share...



It may look like a fuzzy alien egg (to me anyway), but actually it's a Smoothie Hat! For those who don't know, Innocent drinks do a "big knit", where they ask knitters to donate little hats for their smoothie bottles. For each bottle sold with a hat, they donate 25p to Age UK to help make winter warmer for older people who need a little help. I've always thought it was a cute idea, and this year I get to join in *smiles*



So, my first smoothie hat. I will be making plenty more, they're a nice quick project when you need some finished object gratification ;) As I don't have a smoothie bottle handy, I had to pose it on a ribena bottle, but at least the colours coordinate *laughs*

Pattern: Big Knit Pattern Guide
Yarn: Stylecraft Raffia
Modifications: Made it garter stitch, it looks cute in this yarn
Difficulty: 1/5
Enjoyment: 4/5 so quick and satisfying!
Would I make again? I'll definitely be making more



Friday is lots of fun in blogland, take a look at these cool link parties for more crafty goodness:


FO Friday at Tami's
Fiber Arts Friday at Wisdom Begins in Wonder

42 comments:

  1. I love the Innocent smoothie hats! I got one with my smoothie years ago, and it sits on the head of an african statue in my living room :)

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  2. Wow, that colour is gorgeous - very summery! Well done

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  3. I love the colours you used on both of those projects! Well done for finishing :D x

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  4. Applauds
    And a very cute litttle alien egg hat :D

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  5. Well done on the big finish! Clapping for you :D Very sweet that boyfriend helped ;)

    And thanks for the link to the Big Knit, I was wondering if they were going to do it again this year, will get started now! And loving the colour coordination by the way!

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  6. Well done on your clapotis!

    I love those innocent smoothie hats, yours is very cute!

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  7. I LOVE your smoothie hat - how cute!!! The clapotis came out gorgeous!! I love the colors! You have a good guy there to help you with your knitting - he deserves a congrats too! ;-D

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  8. oh m that is very cute! I can't wait to see the clapotis all blocked.

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  9. I can't wait to see your shawl blocked!

    I've never heard of the smoothie hats. What an interesting idea!

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  10. I've always thought that making the knit clapotis must be quite alarming - in the crochet version, you just use chains rather than stitches to make the holes. Unravelling sounds rather drastic, but it's given a great result, and I love the stripes :) It's going to look awesome once it's blocked, and will be great for a summer evening.

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  11. I love the colors in your Clapotis, and the smoothie covers made my day! Bravo! :)

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  12. Congrats on finishing you Clapotis and I LOL at that adorable smoothie cover.

    Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

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  13. your scarf is beautiful. I made lots of smoothie hats last year. Never saw any in the shops though

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  14. I really had no idea what a smoothie bottle was until I followed your link!
    Thanks for teaching me something new today!!

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  15. I love how your project came out, pretty colored yarn! (nice that you had a little tlc along the way)

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  16. Drat! Only a teaser shot. I can't wait to see the full-glory shot!

    Darling Alien Egg.

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  17. The smoothie hats are an interesting way to give back! Well done! I look forward to seeing the post-blocking pictures of Clapotis next week!

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  18. Love the colors you used in your Clapotis!
    The bottle cosy is cute!

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  19. The smoothie hat is too cute (and what a fantastic idea that company had!!) but I just ADORE the Clapotis. (Well, from what I can see I mean.) The striping on it is gorgeous!

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  20. Thanks for visiting my blog! Your Clapotis is coming along nicely (and how sweet that your boyfriend was there to help). I've been planning to make one since the pattern came out, need to put it in the queue!

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  21. Yay for finishing the Clapotis! It always feels that much more satisfying to finish right on time.

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  22. I love love love your Clapotis. I can't wait to see it blocked. The little smoothie hat is adorable.

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  23. I love the colour of the Clapotis! Congrats!

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  24. That will look wonderful when it is blocked! (not that it doesn't look great now!)

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  25. Clapotis is all about endurance, isn't it? I suspect there are thousands of them around the world, stuck in a half-finished state.

    Yours is beautiful -- I love the stripes in combination with the lines of the drop stitches.

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  26. Hoorah for finishing things on time - it's looking great.

    I owe my love for knitting to Innocent's big knit. My sister decided to take up knitting so she could make small hats about four years ago and I really liked the idea and joined in too.

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  27. Hooray for finishing the Clap! I love how the yarn striped out. When I knitted mine, the yarn wasn't in as large of stripes and it ended up being too busy for me but yours is GORGEOUS! I can't wait to see it blocked.

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  28. The smoothy hat cover matches the flavor of drink...looks like a berry!

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  29. beautiful colors and a cute little hat

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  30. I just love that color! Great job, now wear it with pride and enjoy the attention it brings.

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  31. That smoothie hat/fuzzy alien egg is awesome. Its bright fluffiness is going to make for one very lucky smoothie buyer. :D

    And the Clapotis looks edibly gorgeous, I can't wait to see the results of blocking!

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  32. You are very luck to have a supportive boyfriend in the yarn department. :-)

    Hubba supports me by buying yarn and alpacas. He used to work as my swift until he found out it's a tool available for sale. Then he supported me by buying a swift. lol.

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  33. Well, I was determined to clap for you right from the get-go, but I see you have plenty of adoring fans as it is! I wonder what one does with a smoothie hat once one buys the bottle and empties it?

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  34. The clapotis looks lovely! And you are very lucky to have a boyfriend who supports you with your yarn - mine can't wait for me to get rid of my yarn and my fabric so he can have more room in the closet :P

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  35. I'm really glad I came to check out the Clapotis - it's YUMMMYYYY!!!!!! And yay for a lovely bf.

    Love the idea of the Innocent hats - will also look into that.
    x

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  36. *applauds the FO* Awesome colors. :)

    Also, the smoothie bottle cap is hilarious and awesome.

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  37. Congratulations on finishing. Love the colours

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  38. Love the colours in the Clapotis wrap. Lucky you having such a helpful man in your life, mine won't even let me knit in the car (apparently the click click click noise drives him nuts!). LOVE the smoothie hat, I should do it too!

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  39. Love the Clapotis! Great colours. I've made four so I too do not think I'll be making more any time soon. (But they do make great gifts.)

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  40. Do you know, I think I'm the only one who hasn't made one of those wraps? I'm not a fan of drop stitches, I think that's why. I love your little hat, too, I love the fuzzy yarn & it's a great use for a novelty yarn!

    I'm here belated from Friday fo!

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  41. clap,clap,clap...your Clapotis is beautiful, such vibrant color. The Clap is on my someday-to-make list. Thanks for sharing

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  42. Beautiful, love that BF helped with unraveling dropped stitches!

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