2006 FO Roundup Part 2
Today I’m featuring the mosaic of stuff that goes on heads, necks and hands.
Left to Right (Starting at the top row and working down)
1. B to the E to the double Z to the I to the E! Very quick and very cute. If I had to knit these again, I would have cast off a little looser. They’re a little hard to get on my hands.
Yarn: American Alpaca
Pattern: Knucks from knitty.com
2. The sister-in-law scarf. Oh the horribly boring, and probably prematurely short and too scratchy for the sister-in-law, scarf. I love cables but I don’t think I like cables on scarves. Too boring.
Yarn: White superwash wool from a recycled sweater (from my CASP Sherry!) koolaid dyed by me
Pattern: Braided Cable Scarf from mimknits.com
3. The scarf that popped my cable cherry. This scarf is like the slut of the cable world. I know there’s a bunch of people that lost their cable virginity to this pattern. I enjoyed knitting this cabled scarf and didn’t get bored with it. Probably because I didn’t know any better.
Yarn: Cascade 220 in color 8339 (I think)
Pattern: Irish Hiking Scarf from helloyarn.com
4. The answer to my “Son-of-a-nutcracker-!-I-don’t-have-enough-yarn-to-make-my-brother-a-Christmas-present” dilemma. It turned out OK. It was a quick knit. I picked up the stitches a little sloppily, but prevented the sloppy stitches from showing on the brim by sewing it down loosely to the rest of the hat.
Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in “Coal” and “Mist”
Pattern: Coronet from knitty.com
5. What do you do when your son’s gargantuan noggin has outgrown his hat from last winter? You knit him a new one! It’s a good thing this picture doesn’t show the top of the hat, because it got ugly near the top. I was still a DPN newbie and well, look at the target audience. Chunky’s never made a comment about how the stitches mess up near the top of his hat.
Yarn: Cascade 220 (in some color number I don’t recall)
Pattern: My own simple-rib-eff-it-up-at-the-end concoction
6. I didn’t have an FO picture of this, but trust me, it’s done. That’s Lupe and Shawnee (my twin yarn porn starlets) giving a Knitting Olympic lace performance. This was my first foray into lace, and like the Irish Hiking Scarf is to cables, I think a lot of people cut their teeth on lace with this pattern.
Yarn: Recycled 100% cashmere Goodwill sweater (held double stranded)
Pattern: Branching Out from knitty.com
7. Normally spiders give me the heebie jeebies, but these little mini-mites were fun to make. A sad story accompanied the blue mini-mite, but he was donated away to some sweet little bare-spiderheadless baby.
Yarn: See the yellow one? That was made from some of the acrylic I got in exchange for the last two balls of my German flag sock yarn. The blue is Red Heart I believe and the green is Caron Simply Soft in “sage.”
Pattern: A modification of my own Black Widow Baby Hat pattern.
8. Ugh. Another sad story behind these baby hats, but again with a positive twist. These are just two of I believe four (maybe more?) hats I knit for Trillian’s Hats for Alex baby hat drive. She’s turned it into a year round deal and honestly now that my Christmas knitting is over, I should crank out a couple more of these to send to her. Ahhhh, mindless baby hat knitting how I love thee!
Yarn: Again some random acrylic and froofy stuff from the stash. Although I know the hat on the right is a wool/acrylic blend. Hee hee.
Pattern: Just simple stockinette baby hats
Oh but hey, check out the picture my sister in law put on her website in her Christmas picture collection:
Woo! He’s wearing it! Yeah even if he never wears it again, that’s all I needed! Ha ha!