Right now I don't have a lot of finished objects. Maybe the lace will be finished next week. Even at the beach I'm still making progress on the Master Knitter Swatches. Its a stretch to call them finished because I haven't blocked them but will have to wait until I get home. All swatches are made with Paton's Classic Wool and size 7 needles. The patterns are from Barbara Walker's Treasuries (# 1 and # 2).
First one is French Weave Slip Stitch from B. Walker's Second Treasury. The trick to slip stitch is to always read the instructions for slipping yarn from current perspective you have. In other words, hopefully clearer, if it says slip with yarn in front and you are on the wrong side, you still slip the yarn in front as you are working.
Second one is Smocking from B. Walker's first book. This one gave me a bit of trouble at first until I started measuring the smocked loops. They are half an inch now and that gave the fabric a more even look.
Third one is Herringbone from the first treasury. This one I had to knit three times to get right. First time I was too loose, second time I wasn't using a row counter to keep track - its just a four row pattern but that was my downfall. Sorry this picture isn't as good as the others.
I'm participating in Tami's Amis Finished Object Friday so go check out all the great objects there as well! http://tamisamis.blogspot.com/