Not a complete list of 2007 FO’s — some have already gone off to recipients and may never be documented. . . and I am way behind in transferring FOs to this page. . . .but all things come to fruition in time!
Knit from Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride in black and cream, then felted. Skull chart is from Jennifer’s DomiKNITrix website Felted bag my own design, such as it is; because of the intarsia, I couldn’t knit the bag in the round as I usually do for felted bags. So I knit a long strip, back/bottom/side, with enough extra bottom and width to gusset the bottom and sew the sides together. Then knit an I-cord strip and poked it through the top in four places, tying it firmly on the inside. Completed Feb. 16, 2007.
Sugar Maple Shawl . Pattern is the Spiral Nebula shawl (Heartstrings). Yarn is Cherry Tree Hill Alpine Lace, a mohair/wool/silk/nylon boucle. Colorway was intended to be Sugar Maple but was a second as it was somehow not quite to spec. Two skeins used, knit loosely and big (big enough for two to wrap up in!) Completed end of March 2007.
Yarn: 80% merino/20% nylon handpainted fingering weight yarn from Oldfield Creek Sock & Yarn.
I knit part of this project when we were visiting friends in Florida: we went to the beach near Bradenton on a partly cloudy day, and as the sun broke through the clouds and shone in patches on the March Gulf of Mexico, the colors looked just like this beautiful handpainted yarn. Pattern modified from knitty.com Widdershins. Completed 26 April 2007.
For a toddler-to-5-year old, destined for Mother’s Day campaign for Afghan Mothers. Knit with Lamb’s Pride worsted in Turquoise. Demonstrating my favorite blocking technique for hats. My own pattern (see hat #2). Completed 22 April 2007.
For a newborn to 6-month old, also destined for Mother’s Day campaign for Afghan Mothers. Knit with unknown wool stash yarn (I think from KnitPicks) with accent of Lamb’s Pride worsted. This is my own design and I’m ridiculously proud of it — with the brim folded up in this size, it fits a newborn, but when you put the brim down, it fits up to 6 months. Given how fast babies’ heads grow, this is a good thing! I will publish this pattern at some point on the blog. Completed 29 April 2007.
Yarn: Hand-dyed chunky & worsted weight wool yarn and coordinating ladder novelty yarn, hand-dyed by Christie P. (Link is to her etsy store, or her eBay ID is mandcpruitt.) My own design. Completed 30 April 2007.
so-called because I knew I didn’t have enough Lily Sugar n’ Cream in the variegated color to make much of anything, so alternated rows with white cotton and stuck a few white rows in the middle to make it the size I wanted, when I calculated that I had used half the variegated yarn. Nice Design Element, eh? Completed May 2007.
2 pair Magic 28 socks plus 3 hats; the blue hats are described above. The blue socks are Lamb’s Pride worsted, and the brown socks are Cherry Tree Hill Supersock DK in potluck earth tones, as is the matching hat (hat my own design). Completed May 2007, all for Afghans for Afghans Mother’s Day Project.
Katia Spray tank top, my own design (I do have to take a picture where it’s totally done, though it’s already been gifted; but the giftee lives in my house, so you’d think I could get her to model!). Completed May 2007.
Pink Fuzzy cardigan (OK, I should christen it something more romantic — how about “Pink Cloud”?). Knit from Kid Seta (by Madil, kid mohair and silk), modified from Knitting Pure and Simple #263. Completed June 10th 2007.
Hat for Dulaan, from the Yarn Harlot’s Ken’s Dulaan hat hat pattern. Yarn: Plymouth Yukon. Completed June 12th, 2007.
from recycled sari silk, Mango Moon. Completed June 15, 2007.