Wednesday, August 30, 2006

A Plethora of FO's!

It would seem I've been very busy lately, but in reality, I have been working on rather small projects, and it's amazing how quickly they go.

Let me give you a tour....

An iPod cozy knitted for my nephew. Just a basic rectangle with 2x2 ribbing and an i-cord long enough to go around his neck. The yarn is KnitPicks Dancing sock yarn.

Ah, the beautiful and addictive-to-knit Fetching from Knitty. I used the yarn specified in the pattern--Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran--but be warned: I ran out of yarn before finishing, so I had to buy another ball. This was also my first cabled project, and the pattern was easy enough to follow, and I had absolutely no problems with it. Nope, not even with the thumbs (which I had also never done).


I finished the baby kimono--Sugar n' Cream cotton yarn here. This is not only my first ever non-sock, non-scarf garment, it's also my first attempt at actually using a sewing machine for anything. Woo hoo!

And a close-up of the bows:


Heartbreakingly cute, no?

I got the lining sewed into my One Skein Secret Pal project, thereby making it my second ever attempt at using a sewing machine. I decided not to add a handle or strap or anything to this bag and just leave it as a little pouch. I hope my pal likes it!



I found an easy little pattern for a headband made from leftover sock yarn, so I gave it a shot. Definitely a fun, quick project. This yarn is leftover Lorna's Laces from my first pair of Jaywalkers. Awwww....



Finally, since Fetching was such an amazing, fun, quick knit, I decided to make another pair! Yes, seriously.



I had no idea what I was even going to do with the red ones when I started them, let alone the blue ones. This blue is such a lovely shade of cornflower, I may just keep this pair for myself.

So there you have it, a brief tour of what I've been working on--and finishing!--lately.

20 comments:

Fannie Pie said...

My you've been busy!!! Love love love the little kimono! The bows are adorable. Cute bag too. I don't think it needs a thing.

I might just have to try fetching..I do love the feel of cashmerino... and I do love the smallish projects that give you the almost instant gratification.

how's everything else? are you going to be around this weekend? we should get together and knit!

Stash Monkey said...

Holy FO's Batman!

Valerie said...

Wow! Great job on everything. It's fun to see such a gallery of FOs all at once.

schrodinger said...

Wow, that's certainly a large pile of FO's!

Lori said...

Ok, Now I have to make Fetching! I'm off to find some Cashmerino!

Beth S. said...

That's the great thing about small projects--you can really crank 'em out. ;-)

I have plans for a kimono for my brand-new nephew, but I am going to knit i-cord for the ties, I think.

Love the Fetching gloves--brilliant pattern, isn't it? :-)

miss88keys said...

WOW! You sure make us little people look lazy! All of your projects are great!

I wonder if my merino will work for Fetching....time to go swatch!

Maureen said...

You have been going strong! I am so impressed with all of your FO's! I am almost jealous! Great job!

Marianne said...

You HAVE been busy! Love the kimono, the ribbons are perfect, nice find. I've been eyeing the Fetching, holiday knitting... The bag looks great, well,really, everything looks great, feels good doesn't it?

Imperatrix said...

Nice FOs. Thanks for the link to the headband. Looks like a great thing to do with leftover yarn. I may just have to try this out...

katie said...

Small projects are the way to go! What a blog entry! Me, I'm a cheater--I probably would have spaced all those out over a few days. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Fetching is next up on my To Knit list. I'm glad to hear the thumbs went well for you!

Jae said...

I've been thinking about knitting a pair of Fetching. Yours look great and I bet the cashmerino is soooo soft.

Melissa said...

You've been really busy!
I think I might have to try fetching

Emma said...

Those of you who have been considering Fetching--I say go for it (obviously)!

Terri said...

Red is a great color for the holidays, Christmas through Valentines day.

I enjoy your blog. I am in OKC and a friend of Kays that you met at the Yarn Harlot.

lobstah said...

You're just a one-woman FO parade! Everything looks gorgeous.

Jana said...

Aren't the Fetchings fun? Love both the red and blue, so, so pretty. Great match on the colors of the ribbon for the baby sweater too! Congrats!

bbstewart said...

I got my OSSP gift from you in the mail today and I love it! Just wanted to say thanks and I will post about how wonderful you are on my blog this weekend.

Catherine Kerth said...

wow! look at all the FO's! they are beautiful!!!!!

Marianne said...

Well, thank you Emma! I just finished my first pair of Fetching, and you were/are so right! Gloriously easy and extremely easy on the eye and talk about feeling good. It took more than 1 skein for mine also, and I thought I was being so frugal, no terribly long ends to weave in, etc, but.....I'll get another skein of another colour and mix it up a bit on the next pair.