I have a number of items that I will put here ahead of FO Friday (finished objects). I might try and link to last week's post, if the linky still lets me do that.
|Gap-Tastic Cowl in Lion Brand Wool_Ease Chunky on size 13 needles|
This was a mindless knit and though I do love seed stitch, it got to be a bit much towards the end. I have two more to make for my girls.
|Big Button Hat, Lion Brand Hometown on size 13 needles|
I finished these last but will be sending them off to the recipients today. I hope they are loved! This is such a great pattern, quick, cute and a great canvas for a cool big button.
(Gotta love that I have Windsor Button to go to for inspiration and supplies! If you are in need of buttons and can't get into Boston, call or shop online. They are great at customer service and their selection is amazing!).
|Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick on size 19 needles|
Another gift that was not given on time, I wanted to wait until everyone's gifts were finished before mailing them. This is cute and I will include a note recommending that it be pulled over the head; the pattern doesn't have you make buttonholes and I wonder if the wearer will be able to line it up to look as the pattern intended.
|Sinful Ribbed Scarf, Lamb's Pride Bulky on size 15 needles|
I made this for a teacher at work. It took me a few attempts to get the right needle/fabric but I like how it turned out. I used two skeins of Lamb's Pride Bulky and size 15 needles.
WIPs or works in progress
Now that I have shared my FOs, here is what I have been focusing my time on. I gave each of my girls new coats for Christmas and I have been working on cowls or scarves this past week of school vacation.
|Lion Brand Homespun on size 10 needles|
I have wanted to make this ever since I got the Vogue Knitting (Holiday 2010) magazine that includes it. It is another of John Brinegar's designs. I intended to use stash yarn, but ended up needing a second skein ..... will it still qualify as stash bustin?
|Cream Bramble Cowl in Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick, size 17 needles|
|Reverse side of Bramble|
I found this cowl and hope the scale of it will be good for one of the girls. It is bulky but not so voluminous as the Gap-Tastic. The stitch pattern is easy to memorize and because it is a bulky yarn knit on big needles, it is going very quickly.
|Solitaire Beret in Lion Brand Alpine Wool on size 10 1/2 needles|
I need to make another gift hat and had Lion Brand Alpine Wool in stash. I started making this last night but realized I was going to need another skein, (plus I messed up reading the cable pattern directions), so I will be frogging to make this instead.
I have more things brewing and waiting for some of these items to be finished. I will share my upcoming projects with you soon.