Tuesday, February 5, 2013

FO Parade

Are you ready?  This is going to be a long one.  Mostly filled with pictures and little explanation.  Today is the day for the FO Parade!

I mentioned earlier this month that I just couldn't stand to think about blogging for each project I've completed since the last time I'd written.  I'd forever be behind.  Instead I'm just giving you the highlights - a picture or two, the pattern name, yarn and needle size.  I'll let you know where the knit now lives and perhaps a comment about the piece, but that's about it.  So don't fret about needing to read a lot.  And if you make it to the end, thanks!! :)

Dungeness Shawl by Samantha Kirby - Test Knit
US 4/3.5mm; Knit Picks Stroll Tonal, Pearlescent & Knit Picks Stroll Solids, Heathers and Twists, Merlot Heather

This is probably my most "neutral" shawl since it's brown and cream.  I adore this shawl! :) (There's also a matching hat if your'e interested.)  And if it's not obvious, it stayed with me!

Quaker Ridge Shawlette by Susan B. Anderson
US 7/4.5mm; Knit Picks Stroll Sport, hand-dyed by me in a teal gradient; complete with ruffle and red & gold beaded edge

This shawl is super warm in sport weight yarn.  I like wearing this shawl with a pin instead of just wrapped around like a scarf.  This also remained at my house.

Christmas Bell by Debbie McGrath
US 4/3.5mm; Lion Brand Vanna's Glamour, Ruby Red & Diamond
This was for the December Ornament Swap on the Itty Bitty Forums and went to live with Patty (pattytrish on Rav).  Super simple and extremely quick.

Stripey Stocking Cap by Susan B. Anderson
US 9/5.5mm; Cascade 220 Superwash, Shire & Christmas Red Heather

Knit for Janie's (Ratch on Rav) grandson as part of the Advent Swap on the Itty Bitty Forums.

Simple Wristlets by Haley Waxberg
US 11/8.0mm; YoSpun Handspun (thick & thin) that my sister gifted me for my birthday

This was a wristlet pattern that I modified into mittens.  The yarn at it's biggest is a bulky weight and I probably should have gone up a needle size as they are a little tight.  But they are extremely warm and I love intentional mismatching that happens. :) (And they're special since it's yarn from my sister.) They're mine.

Waiting for Winter Mittens by Susan B. Anderson - Test Knit
US 8/5.0mm; Brooklyn Tweed Shelter, Thistle; size medium

Test knit for Susan, these are my go-to mittens for the season.  Shelter is extremely light and floofy, but surprisingly warm.  I like to layer them over fingerless mitts for extra warmth. Mine as well (do you see a pattern here?)

Yarn Cloth by Theresa L. Jones
US 5/3.75mm; Knit Picks Dishie Solids, Clementine
Knit for Janie (Ratch) for the 2012 Advent Swap.

Barn Cat by Susan B. Anderson from Spud & Chloe at the Farm
US 3/3.25mm; Lion Brand Vanna's Glamour, Diamond, Platinum & Ruby Red

Knit for Janie (Ratch) for the 2012 Advent Swap.

Felted Wreath Ornament by Joan Ferguson
US 7/4.5mm; Cascade 220 Superwash
Knit for Janie (Ratch) for the 2012 Advent Swap.  The pattern says to felt the wreath after knitting is complete, but you can also leave it as is, which is what I decided to do since I only had superwash yarn on hand.  Extremely fast with cute results.  I don't mind that it's not felted.

Homewood by Thayer Preece
US 6/4.0mm; Knit Picks Stroll, Navy

I knit this for my friend Tonya who designed a logo for the Itty Bitty Rhinebeck meetup in New York this year (that's a whole story in itself!).  She's great and let's me knit her things for the work she does for me occasionally!  You can check out some of her work HERE.   And below are the logos she designed for some buttons and other things.

(By the way, if you haven't noticed, you'll see that I've used a lot of Knit Picks Stroll...it's a great yarn and I highly recommend it!)

Modern Rib Hat by Susan B. Anderson
US 7/4.5mm; Cascade 220 Superwash, Charcoal & Christmas Red Heather
A replacement hat for my brother.  He requested a new one when his original hat was lost.  I cannot turn down a custom request from him - it makes me really happy when my family truly appreciates and use my handknits.

Prickly by Melissa J. Goodale
US 2/2.75mm & US 2.5/3.0mm; Knit Picks Stroll - Handpainted, Punky & Tanis Fiber Arts Blue Label Fingering Weight, Seabreeze
Knit for Janie (Ratch) for the 2012 Advent Swap.  Picture courtesy of Janie.

Lined Beanie by Heather Kinne
US 5/3.75mm; Knit Picks Comfy Worsted, Fedora & Pomegranite; Men's size

Another hat for my brother, this one as a Christmas present.  I'd already planned this hat when he asked for the other hat.  So he got 2 this year!  LOVE this pattern.

Clockwork by Stephen West
US 5/3.75mm; Knit Picks Gloss Fingering, Kenai & Valley Yarns Charlemont, Indian Turquoise

Knit for Tara (taralyn1104 on Rav) as a Christmas gift.  I didn't have enough of the Kenai to make it the main color so I reversed them.  Definitely a different outcome but I still like it.

If you're here, you've made it to the end....I told you it was a long one!!  I've got a list of WIPs that I'd like to share, but I'll save that for another day.  The list is somewhat extensive, but enjoyable nonetheless.  I've linked each FO to my project page, design and designer.  You can find more details on my project pages, or leave a comment about what you'd like to know more about and I'll be sure to get back to you.  If you leave your Rav name, I'd be happy to message you on Ravelry.


  1. Having two kiddos running around really cuts into blogging time, doesn't it? That and it's winter in Iowa and who wants to take photographs when it's dark and icky. I'd rather spend that time knitting...then maybe I'd finish something :)

  2. My gosh you were busy! Each of these are so wonderful.

  3. I adore my navy light-weight infinity scarf! Thank you so much. I'm always excited to trade graphic design for knitting with you!