Friday, December 28, 2012

Finished-Object-Friday #6

Welcome to FO Friday, the final holiday gift edition! These were the last two stragglers of holiday presents that I finished just in time to gift by Christmas. (Sorry, Mom, I promise you'll get your cuffs soon!)

Super Quick Hat:
Cascade 220 Superwash
I know this hat doesn't look finished, but it is. I cast this on Christmas Eve night and finished it in the car on the way from Long Island to Connecticut on Christmas Day, whew! I actually wove in the ends just before walking in the door. Thankfully, it was a quick knit: worsted weight yarn held double on size 10 needles. I did a basic 3x3 waffle knit pattern, one of my favorites for hats, with a few stripes thrown in because I was running out of yarn. Easy peasy!

Beach-y Beribboned:
Cephalopod Yarns Traveller, colorway San Francisco Bay
After knitting three pairs of my Beribboned Wrists pattern over the last couple of months, I just realized I was adding a couple of extra rounds in between the yarnover rounds that the ribbons go through, woops! No wonder they were coming out so long... but that's ok. I knit them for tall, thin teenagers who can pull off fingerless mitts that lace nearly all the way up their forearms, see:

Why is she hiding her beautiful face?!
Gorgeous! Here's another great picture of happy knitwear recipients:

Stylin'.
I love my little cousins. :) They really adore getting handmade gifts and it just warms my knitterly heart to no end. Now that the holidays are over, all of my knitting attention will be given to a couple of design deadlines I need to finish up. Then Mom's cuffs. THEN THINGS FOR ME. (If I can drag myself away from my new wheel, that is...)

Happy Friday, everyone!

14 comments:

  1. So many happy knitwear recipients! Looks like you had a great Christmas. :) Also, one of these days I'm going to have to buckle down and try some Cephalopod yarn, because your projects knit with their yarn always look super-gorgeous!

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    1. Oh you definitely should! The CY colorways are hard to beat.

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  2. Those ribbon wrist warmers look fab! Very funky :)

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  3. Love the be-ribboned gloves!!! So pretty, and the ribbon just adds that extra something :)

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    1. Thank you! They are simple to make and really fun to wear.

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  4. Wow! So excited for you with that new wheel to play with! Happy spinning and knitting into the New Year!

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  5. They definitely love the gifts (and who wouldn't? your projects always turn out gorgeous!). I'm so envious of your new wheel, be sure to show us lots of handspun!

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  6. I love the wristwarmers. The light blue ones with those striped ribbons are simply amazing! And the photo of the recipients is adorable.

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  7. Love how happy you made your gift recipients! It's so nice to see their smiles.

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    1. It's my favorite part of gift knitting!

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