Thursday, December 28, 2006

2006 FO Roundup Part 2

Boy, it’s only day two of my FO round-up and I’m already bored with it. Ha ha! That’s probably a bad sign when you find the subject so yawn-worthy that you can’t bring yourself to blog about it! Oh well, I said I was going to do it and I’m a knitter of my word.

Today I’m featuring the mosaic of stuff that goes on heads, necks and hands.

2006 Heads, Necks & 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

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

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

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

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

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!


Blogger Penny Karma said...

I'm first! WOO HOO!

I love your Knucks. They make me want to sing like LL Cool J.


5:53 PM  
Blogger cpurl17 said...

I love your knitty roundup!!

I'd do one but I'm feelin' too lazy...

You're bro & sis-in-law make a cute couple! (2nd only to you and the Mad Scientist of course!)

6:12 PM  
Blogger sgeddes said...

Another set of great FOs! I am still partial to the spider hat.

6:40 PM  
Blogger Theresa said...

Those spiders are definitely my favorite - very cool!

6:59 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

That's a whole lotta knitting! Really nice too! I think the knucks are my fave, but it's a little hard to choose just one. Knittin machine she is!

7:19 PM  
Blogger Purple E said...

I love reading about your adventures! Cheapass Christmass was the. funniest. thing. ever. I was blogstalking quite frequently.

(I'm in the legal world, too - paralegal, what do you do?)

Looking forward to your next funnies - and who knows what you'll come up with!

Thanks for your effort :)

(eknits @ Knitty)

8:35 PM  
Blogger janna said...

You've inspired me to make the coronet hat - and I really like it in two colors! Of course, first I have to finish my Christmas knitting!

8:55 PM  
Blogger AR said...

I need to do some knucks. Great fo page!

9:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you make me a pair of knucks that say "TBUD"?


9:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh! Another great page of finished items, I knew that you didn't just do socks! And YES! Your MYB LOVED his hat! Now are you going to tell everyone that you don't only knit? I really liked my Christmas present! Another "Chunkie" calender! It will take the place of my quilt a day and my quilt one will take Chunkie 06 place. Love, Mom

11:50 PM  
Blogger Zonda said...

Those knucks are the best! Great FO's girl! I'm so not going to go there with mine, but enjoy reading yours! Looks like brother enjoys his hat! :)

12:01 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

hehe. My cable cherry is being popped right now with the Irish Hiking Scarf. :)

Love the spiders.

4:29 PM  
Blogger weezalana said...

I hope that IHS called you after it broke your cherry and all. ;)

I've said it before, but I'll a say it again, I so love those spidey hats!

7:50 PM  
Blogger Rain said...

I like Chunky's hat best. It looks like CB (cute brother) likes his too.

2:17 PM  
Blogger Bufanditas said...

Love your spiders. You are right, they are cute

5:54 PM  

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