Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A bunch of FOs

Warning, this post is very picture-heavy. I've been busy knitting for new baby and finally got around to taking pictures of the various FOs. I also made a hat and dickie for my daughter and re-knit a hat for me.

Without further ado, I present FO the first: Tulip Cardigan

This was a fun and fast knit. It still needs to be blocked so that the fronts get stretched a little. I think I picked up a few too few stitches in the fronts, but by the time I noticed, it was too late (and I was too lazy) to rip it out and start again.

FO the second -- Unoriginal hat (modified) and Dickie for Erika -- I actually made the original dickie, not the dickie von beethoven, but the original one isn't on Ravelry for some reason.

For the hat, I used Cascade 220, which is much thinner than the Letecia called for in the pattern. I figured that since I was making for a smaller head, it should be OK, but after doing one of the cable repeats, it was most definitely too small, so I added one extra repeat. It was still too small, so there are 6 sets of cables instead of 4. At the top, I just fiddled a little to accommodate for the extra stitches.

There was also a little yarn left, just enough for the pompom, and since it was one of the mandatory items from the 5-year-old-recipient, I was able to oblige.

FO the third -- Way back in January, I had made myself this cashmere hat. I wasn't too pleased with the results, so I ripped it out, reskeined it and it was left to sit for a while while I tried to figure out what to do. After thinking about it, and realizing that what I didn't like was the way the yarn pooled, I decided to bite the bullet and knit it back and forth instead of doing it in the round. This produced the results I wanted, and I can't wait for colder weather to be able to finally wear this hat.

FO the fourth -- Alphabet Blanket -- made in Baby Bamboo in a light green. It was difficult to capture the colour properly, but it's quite stunning in person (if I do say so myself). I decided to omit the triangles around the edges and quite like the look with just the lace edging.

Blanket being held up by the big-sister-to-be (whose face is unfortunately in the shadows in this shot)

FO the fifth -- Pea Pod Sweater -- by Kate Gilbert. This was sooo much fun to knit, mostly stocking stitch with a cable thrown in to keep you awake. Just the right project for me. Made in Baby Ull, which is super soft. I heart this sweater.

FO the sixth - Moss Cable Sweater - by Jennifer. This was another fun knit for baby. It was a test knit for the pattern, and was a lot of fun to make. With the moss and st. st. combo, just when you get tired of making moss stitch, you switch to stocking stitch. Quite remarkable. The pattern is available here.


Anonymous said...

Yay a post!

The projects look great! I can't wait to knit with Smooshy. I love the frog buttons on the Pea Pod set! I still need buttons for mine. E looks so cute in her set! (Sorry I can't say E and dickie in the same sentance, lol). The blanket looks great too...even the Q!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Great FO's! LOve the baby alphabet blanket!

So, you still pregnant? Made it through the weekend at the workshop?