Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Getting things off my needles

I know it's shocking, but I actually have some FOs for you. Nothing major, but actually finished objects. You may need to sit down.

I finished a birthday gift for my dear, apparently hatless, friend who lives in Massachusetts. When I made this hat for my sister, Jules requested one. Hers looks exactly the same, which is good, since I forgot to take a picture of it.

I also finished up another set of "special order" dishcloths. Time for some for me!

I finished and felted Sophie and a felted hat.

Pattern: Sophie from Magknits by Julie Anderson.
Yarn: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes in Coal - 2 skeins
Needles: Sz 10 1/2 DPNS and circ - both Clover bamboo
Dates: mid/early September to late September.
Mods: None.
Thoughts: Great basic pattern. I love the way the Knitpicks felts - it's very sturdy and not too hairy.

Pattern: My own, based on a basic hat pattern.
Yarn: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes in Coal (one skein), Mist and Red (just a bit of read and less than 1/2 a skein of Mist.
Needles: Sz 10 1/2 DPNS - Clover Bamboo.
Dates: late September to September 30.
Mods: None.
Thoughts: Was a bit too big the first round of felting and a bit too small the second. Hubbo and I did some massive stretching and it's OK. Not perfect, but wearable and warm. More modifications to the pattern are necessary before I do another.

Today's post brought to you by a new Socktoberfest sock. Birthday Lorna's Laces (in Daffodil) in the P-word socks from Knitty. Loved this pattern the first time I knit it (for my Sockapaloooza pal), and I'm excited to have a pair of my own.

I'll try not to cast on a new pair tonight. No promises.


  1. You must have a lot of DPNS. After I cast on about 3 pairs, I'm out of needles.

  2. Wow! You've been busy! Everything looks great.

  3. Serious progress - nothing like naked sticks!

  4. Hey! I was browsing through knitting blogs, and came across yours. You've inspired me to knit up some socks. You must be a terribly fast knitter! BTW, what is that round thing that you purchased from JoAnns? I've only been knitting for a year, so very ignorant.
    Check out my blog and say hi sometime!

  5. Yay for FO's!!! I don't even want to tell you how long it had been since my last FO until I finished Grandma's socks. Love the LL colorway!