FOs galore! Goals! Pointless prattle!
Posted by Amber on January 1, 2007
I cannot take a good photo to save my life lately. But I have three new FOs to share anyway:
Yarrow Rib Hat
Yarn: ArtYarns Supermerino, color #144Pattern: Yarrow Rib from Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush. I cast on 102 stitches, worked it straight for about 9 inches, then decreased along six points. Mom seems to like it.
Chic Knits Felted Bucket Hat
Pattern: Felted Bucket Hat by Bonne Marie Burns (such great patterns!)
Yarn: Paton’s Classic Merino, one skein, and some change from a second.
Yes, it’s a different color from the first one. The sides of the first one felted together in the washing machine. I tried to hand felt #2, but after 40 minutes of swishing I tossed it in the washer with a dishrag strategically pinned inside. Worked much better than hand felting. My mom sewed the ribbon around the edge for me.
Amber’s Amazing Glottens
Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Super Glitz
Pattern: My own! [Coming soon]
Finished just before Giftmas. The caps are a little different (one is grafted shut, one is done with three needle bind off because I left my book with directions for grafting at home). I like both equally. They’re very warm and comfortable. I took them to a yarn shop near my mom’s house over break, and there was much fawning.
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As for the knit goals from December:
Finish SuperSecret (a must, in time for Giftmas!) – Not done. Gave my mom a different sweater that I knit, but never wore (a little on the big side). In the process of frogging
Seam something (Durrow, Cabled Hoodie) – Not done. I should give it up.
Finish one pair of socks – Not done. But at least I started a second sock
Do sleeves on Sort of Samus – DONE! Amazing, I know. I started Friday, and finished Sunday, with 3 hours to spare.
Freely succumb to Startitis after finals – Done! I started: Felted Bucket Hat (Done), Yarrow Hat (Done), Argosy (Frogged), Glottens (Done), Lucy In the Sky Cardi (IPG), Mountain Stream Scarf (Frogged)
Reorganize baskets and yarn closet – Not done. The yarn tried to attack my mom last night. Must knit faster
Next month, I will…
Start Lots of Sweaters! Especially Blue Montdale handspun from Baltimore. I’m thinking pull over with a little kangeroo pouch-pocket.
Start at least two projects with the one-off balls of yarn in the closet (socks, hats, mittens, something…)
Should be easy enough… right.