Friday, May 31, 2013

{FO} From head to toe

I have TWO finished objects to share this week - one of which is old and the other of which I am so happy to finally be DONE with ^_^


My first finished object is the test knit for Megan I did called Weather the Weather hat which is a free download on Ravelry.  

This was such a fun knit, and I highly recommend trying it out! This pattern uses an Aran technique that is similar to making cables without a cable needle.  I am guilty of not having much worsted weight yarn in my stash - shocker, I know since most of my projects are made out of fingering - so I had picked up some Cascade 220 in a glorious pink color for my 5 year old niece whose favorite color is...you guessed it, pink.  I had meant to pick up Cascade 220 superwash but grabbed the wrong skein when I was at the LYS as I was too busy gabbing with the shop owner and I did find this yarn to make my hands sweat like crazy and pre-blocking was a bit scratchy.  I'm glad I decided to block this because the yarn bled like crazy! 




My second finished object is my very first pair of socks! I am so happy I finally finished these as my active WIP pile was getting out of control.  I'm usually a monogamous knitter...but lately I have quite a few things on the needles. So...my first pair of socks. The pattern was a hodgepodge of patterns and techniques of my own choosing.  These are loose on me because at the time I started I didn't have any 1.5 needles so I used size 2s and they are pretty big. So, my mom who has a wider foot and ankle will be getting these.  These socks were plain jane vanilla socks and the yarn was not my most favorite so even though I started sock 1 in January...I didn't finish sock 2 until May.  I'm hoping that future plain jane vanilla socks will be more fun with some nice self striping yarns I've recently picked up. 

Thank you for joining me this week and check out some other great finished objects here:

6 comments:

  1. My socks will post in a couple hours (when it hits midnight here) but I also did vanilla socks and they took almost a year. But I'm not a monogamous knitter, either :)

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    1. :D We seem to be on the same knitting page most times!

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  2. Great knits & now that you've finished your first pair of socks, i bet they won't be your last!

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    1. LOL! You are SO right - I already finished one sock for a test knit and have plans for many more.

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  3. Great hat and yay for the first (of many) pairs of socks!!!

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