Friday, January 7, 2011

FO Friday 16


It's nice to be back home and participating in FO Friday instead of scheduling it way in advance. I have a few FOs to share, and hope to have even more next week! YAY! I've decided I want to most of the project I'm working on before starting something new (except for the purse I still have to make for Christmas of course).

Here are my FOs this week! Sorry for the dark pictures, but I finished 2 of the 3 projects tonight and it's crazy dark in my house right now, and the only light I have is very yellow. I hope to take better pics today with sunlight.

Here it is! The bamboo bar cloth I made for my husband for part of his Christmas gifts. If it wasn't going to get wet and washed all the time, I probably would block it, but it seems like there is no point since it would need to be blocked every time it is washed, correct? Anyway, I love how it turned out, and so did Kurt!

Materials used:

7 US needles
Lily's Sugar'n Cream (Sage)
Yarn needle




And another dishcloth/washcloth. LOL, are you tired of them yet? I love them because they are practical (I used the dragonfly one on our trip since I can't use hotel towels due to my crazy sensitive skin and it was AWESOME), there are so many great free patterns out there, I can practice my knitting with different techniques and they are quick small projects that I can finish pretty quickly. I really love the way this one turned out. I bought the yarn, as I mentioned previously, on a whim when I was ordering cotton on Cyber Monday from Joanns. I just thought it was pretty but had NO clue what to do with it until I saw this pattern. It was perfect!

Materials used:

8 US needles
Lily's Sugar'n Cream (Painted Desert)
Yarn needle






My fingerless gloves are finished! I love the second one, but am not crazy about the first one because I did it with a smaller needle and also bound it off tightly. I have some of my hand-dyed yarn left, so I may knit a third glove with the bigger needle like I did the second. The first one fits, they're just not as comfortable. That being said, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to everyone who suggested a stretchier cast off. I used this one and it was AMAZING. It is such a great way to do it. Easy, yet very very stretchy. I'm stoked! Anyway, I'm going to call these done, and contemplate making the 3rd. I want to be happy and use them, you know? They I did use them to go out to dinner tonight, just because I wanted to try them out. :)


Materials used:

6 & 7 US needles
Lion's Brand Fisherman's Wool (Hand dyed- Berry)
Yarn needle




Share your FOs with me!




21 comments:

  1. Love the gloves! They're a gorgeous colour. Makes me wish I could knit properly!

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  2. I have some nice peaches and creme, I really must make it into wash cloths, rather than having them sit in the stash.

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  3. Brilliant FOs there, your knitting is going really well.

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  4. Tink, thank you! I had to use flash, so the color is a little off in this photo (and WOW my arms look pale because of it! LOL). It's amazing how you can see the pooling of the teal until the picture! I didn't notice in person.

    CraftyCripple, yes! It's such an easy and fast knit and so useful. I'm about to start another one actually! This time for a friend. :)

    Northern Monkey,thank you! :) I just realized all of them are knitting! whoa!

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  5. Love all of these projects that's really all there is to say about that!

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  6. I think you have a knack for matching yarn colors with patterns! All your projects are lovely.
    If you have enough yarn for another glove I would go for it. I think they look great, and as it is not obvious in the photo that they fit differently, but you will probably use them more if they are more comfortable.
    Thanks again for hosting FO Friday!

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  7. I was just looking at some Fisherman's wool and thinking that I didn't really like any of the colours for the project I was considering---I think you've inspired me to make it into colours I like, instead. I've never dyed yarn before, I wonder if it will dry in my house in the winter...

    I love the way those fingerless gloves turned out, and the dishcloths are great, too. The bamboo pattern turned out beautifully!

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  8. Lovely FOs, you are turning into a super awesome knitting machine :D

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  9. Hi Everyone! Hope everyone is having a lovely Friday.

    I'm loving the dishcloths. So pretty. LOVE the gloves. I have a pair that are on my list to start but...that list keeps growing and growing and growing. :)

    I'm so ready for the weekend so I can wrap up some more projects that are just about done.

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  10. Shannon, I think I will make another one, just not right away. I have NO clue if I have enough yarn, but if worse comes to worse, I can always just unravel the first. Thanks!

    Kathleen, it will dry, but it may take several days. One thing about the LB Fisherman's Wool, it felts so you have to be VERY careful. My yarn got a little fuzzy and I didn't agitate it at all, except for taking it out of the crock pot and into the sink. Make sure to not do drastic temp changes. It seems more sensitive than other wools I've dyed weirdly. It does take color BEAUTIFULLY though.

    Halfpint, thank you! I can't stop knitting!!!!

    Michelle, hope you're having a great Friday, too! I'm so ready for the weekend. To just relax with my husband. We're both still so tired from our vacation (funny how that works, isn't it?) The gloves are a pretty quick knit. It took me forever because I was working on about 6 projects at the same time.

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  11. Ooo, I love that bamboo washcloth! I really like how the stitch pattern looks so much like bamboo, especially in the green you chose.

    The color of the mitts is just lovely. Awesome job!

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  12. Beautiful projects, Tami. I started out knitting by making miles and miles of scarves -- wish I'd realized then how much more fun dishcloths are.

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  13. Marushka, thank you! I'll be making a scarf soon, actually! I just added on to my queue that will be one of my next projects. But yeah, dishcloths are a blast, the yarn is cheap, you can use them year around and they're pretty!

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  14. Beautiful Fo's. I really like those fingerless gloves. You're doing a great job.

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  15. oohh i have peaches and cream too, which my friend brought back from florida, its been sat in my stash ages really as i havent really known what to knitx

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  16. Your mitts came out beautifully!

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  17. Denise, thank you! I'm about to try my hand at knitting in the round today!

    Rachel, TOTALLY do some dishcloths/washcloths/bar rags. It's so soft when in use/wet and so fun to knit. There are some amazing patterns on Ravelry that are free too. I'm about to do a set of washcloths with a Doctor Who theme for a friend!

    Aimee, thank you! I love them (or at least the one that fits well. LOL)

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  18. Super lovely job on your fingerless gloves! The colors are so pretty! Can't wait to see what you knit up next.

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