Friday, February 4, 2011

FO Friday 20


It's Friday again! Thank god, I think I'm ready for some time hanging out with my husband. I love days we can spend together, even if we just sit at home and play video games. This weekend should be beautiful here in San Diego, getting into the 70's on Sunday. Sorry to all of you who are stuck inside and surrounded by snow. I don't mean to brag. LOL

I had a fun week of packages arriving at my door! I ordered several knitting books from bookcloseouts.com, a knitting book from Barnes and Noble and tons of fingering weight sock yarn to dye. All of it came within two days of each other. So awesome. Here are the books that I got. I can't tell you how excited I was to find the Charmed Knits book for super cheap. I've been dying to get this book! The Big Book of Knitted Monsters was the one I got from B&N (obviously since it just came out).

Have any of you knitted any patterns from these books, or read the Yarn Harlot's books? I'm excited to dive in to all of them. What are your favorite patterns from these books if you own them?


Anyway, back to FO Friday. I have a few projects to share, and one that you've seen before but I thought I would show it to you completely finished.

You may remember the purse I made for my sister in law that I shared in FO Friday 18 and how I debated on a ribbon or not. Well, I found one that worked pretty well, so I went ahead and bought it. Here is the purse completely finished with the ribbon. Do you like the new addition?





I finished the heart washcloth, and also pretty much finished off that skein of yarn, so I marked it off of my yarn diet skein count. I had fun knitting this because it was easy, especially since it's hearts so that it was symmetrical. Once I read the first part of a row, I knew how to finish the row off without looking at the pattern. It made it an easy tv watching knit. Also, I loved how the yarn pooled when knitted.

Materials used:

US 6 needles
Bernat Handicraft cotton
Yarn needle





This has been a long time coming. I'm not sure why it took me so long, but I think it might have been the annoyingness (I know, it's not a word but just go with it. LOL) of the color change on such a small ami, BUT I finished the corgi!!! Planet June's pattern was great, and once I stopped complaining about all of the color changes, I finished it quickly. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. The only thing that annoys me a little is that it turned out SMALLER than the wiener dog, which doesn't make sense, but oh well. I just need to do a collar and get a name tag before shipping it to my mother in law, along with the other dog I made for her.

Materials used:

5.00 mm (H) hook
Red Heart Super Saver (body- white)
Vanna's Choice
Caron Simply Soft (nose- black)
Poly Fluff Stuffing
Safety eyes- 9mm
Yarn needle




Share your FOs!




33 comments:

  1. Great FOs, the corgi is very cute

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  2. The ribbon looks awesome. Good find!

    I have no FOs to share today :-(

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  3. I actually had an FO on a Friday ! And remembered your meme :-)
    I like the dishcloth, but am still a bit puzzled by the American obsession with them ;-)

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  4. The ribbon just takes the purse to another level of awesomeness! Lol @Viv! I dunno what it is either except I much prefer dishcloths over a sponge when cleaning up in the kitchen or anywhere else in the house. I use them instead of paper towels mostly also. Have tons and just throw them in the wash. Reduce and reuse I guess for me. :)

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  5. What a great collection of books! The knitted monsters one looks fantastic!

    Love your pup... too cute!

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  6. Cute puppy! Wow! That's a lot of great books. And nice purse.

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  7. Ribbon=CUTE! She'll love it.

    Corgi=Killing me. Seirously, that is the cutest thing ever. Some time before I die, I'll share my house with a Corgi. They're awesome, but I guess you know that.

    Books=Yay! I haven't ready any of the Yarn Harlot books, but my parent company is her publisher, so I'm REALLY hoping to meet her at BEA this year.

    Have a lovely weekend with your Boy!

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  8. Cute puppy, I agree! I was very very close to ordering some of those exact books, from the same place! But I didn't. Enjoy!

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  9. I didn't think the purse needed a ribbon but you proved me wrong. It looks fabulous!
    Seeing you little corgi brightened my Friday morning that started much too early. Thanks : )

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  10. Halfpint, thank you!

    Tink, that's okay! Thanks for commenting. :)

    Vivianne, thanks for remembering the meme and participating! To be honest, I love the dishcloths/washcloths because they're easy projects for me to learn from since I'm a new knitter, the cotton yarn is so cheap and like Dina mentioned, they're very useful. If there is a quick spill or a dish needs to be wiped down, it's easy to grab one and then throw it in the laundry. My dragonfly one I took on a trip to use in the shower. It was easy to travel with and I have really sensitive skin so I can't use hotel washcloths due to all of the bleach in them. I have to travel with a full sized towel as well. o_O

    Dina, I agree! The purse was cute before, but the ribbon made it pop. Also agree about the dishcloths :)

    Stacey, thanks! I'm so excited about starting a little knitted monster. I hope it's not too hard for me yet, but I figured I'd give it a whirl. It's an amazing book.

    CloseAcademy, thanks! SO many great books, I don't know where to start!

    Paula, thank you! Yes, you do need a corgi, EVERYONE needs a corgi. The most amazing, smart, loving dog I've ever known. Totally carefree. I'm excited to read the Yarn Harlot books. I follow her on twitter. You're going to be at BEA?????!!!! I was thinking of going this year, but don't have the money. I'm definitely going to try to make it next year though.

    Word Lily, thanks! I couldn't pass the books up. I got all of them (except the knitted monster book) for only $32 including the shipping/tax. Can't beat that, right?

    nursenikkiknits, thank you! It really does make the purse in the end, doesn't it? Awww, the corgi comment is sweet. I hope you have a great day!

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  11. Oh, and after reading over my post, sorry for all the typos today! I was lazy and typed the post up without rereading it. I've now fixed my errors. :)

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  12. Ahhhh! That foxy puppy is sooo cute! I admire that you got the eyes on. In the few amigurumi I've done, I never got the eyes on because I was too lazy. "You can imagine them!"

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  13. Narwhal Love, thank you! Corgis are the cutest so I'm happy that it turned out okay. I had to do corgis justice. LOL I actually love adding the eyes because it's so easy to just poke the little post and snap on the washer and it makes it come to life.

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  14. Ooh nice book haul. I find the Stitch n Bitch books to be good references, although I haven't made much from them.

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  15. The ribbon is perfect! I won't be participating this Friday, but I'm stopping by to snoop around ;)

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  16. Leah, I have the one for crochet and use it just as you mentioned. I haven't used it pattern wise, but I do look at it for reference as you mentioned. I hope to do a few of the knitting patterns in these new ones though!

    Aimee, thanks for stopping by! :)

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  17. I was going to leave a post complimenting you on your purse, but got distracted by the dog- oh my goodness; he's so CUTE!

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  18. What an adorable little corgi! Thank you for linking me to the book website. I have been lusting over the Charmed Knits book myself, but I can't bring myself to buy it at full price. Thanks to you it has been purchashed and will soon be merrily making its way to me. =)

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  19. Mujercita, LOLOLOL, thank you! I should actually post of my REAL corgi next to it. :)

    Joycers, thank you! You're welcome. I love that site for ALL kinds of books. My copy of Charmed Knits was scratch and dent, so the back cover is a little creased, but I don't care. All the pages are perfect. :) Now I just have to decide which project to start first from it. I can't wait until I can make sweaters because I sooo want one of those house v-neck gray sweaters!

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  20. That purse and puppy are two examples of exactly why I want to learn how to crochet!! Love them! And I have a friend that swears by the Yarn Harlot. I think you'll like her. I have to be d/l them to my Kindle soon enough too!

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  21. Nothing for FOs this week, though I am pretty sure I'll have doubles next time! Love the little puppy and wow, great books!!

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  22. What a great bunch of knitting books to add to your library. I've knit a number of patterns from Stitch & Bitch. My favorite is the Big Bad Baby Blanket. It made a great baby gift, and I just bought yarn to knit a 2nd one as a lap blanket to keep in our living room!
    I think the ribbon you chose is the perfect finishing touch on the purse, and the dog came out wonderfully life-like!

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  23. suddenexpression, you should learn how to crochet! It's fun and faster than knitting. Don't you love having an ereader? I have a nook and adore it!

    Sam, can't wait to see next week then! :) Thanks.

    Shannon, thank you for the suggestion on the pattern! Thanks, I agree the ribbon really sold the deal on the purse. :)

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  24. All you projects look great. I love the way you embelished the purse.

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  25. Love the dog! I have Charmed Knits. I made the Quidditch Sweater, if you go to my blog and check the side its a 2009 FO. I love it and the pattern was really nicely written and easy to do. I love the Yarn Harlot Books! I have both of those. They are great.

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  26. I love the ribbon you chose for the bag---I was imagining a solid colour, and the patterned one you picked is much better! It adds some springy prettiness.

    Charmed Knits is such a cute book, I bought it for my mom a few Christmases ago. I think all she's made from it so far is a (very cute) Errol the Owl.

    And speaking of cute, I love the way your corgi turned out! The ears are fantastic, and the annoyingness of the colour changes was totally worth it for that sweet white pattern on its face. :)

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  27. Delusional Knitter, thanks! Great to hear you love the books. I LOVE the Quidditch sweater too!

    Kathleen, thank you! I love ribbon with pattern! I couldn't resist. Yeah, I think in the end, the color change was totally worth it. :)

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  28. Please excuse my ignorance but what exactly is 'FO'???
    Also I have done a coupla patterns outa the stitch and bitch knitting book. There is a fab pattern in there for a phone pouch and also a rather saucy pattern for a bikini!!!

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  29. With all of those FOs this week, you have been busy! Definite thumbs up to the ribbon the the bag.

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  30. Rachael, ooo, a bikini! That's pretty neat actually! FO= Finished Object

    Countess Ablaze, thank you! :)

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  31. Hi Tami ~ I brought that same Yarn Harlot book with me when I had jury duty last year. I hoped it would help with all the seriousness of listening to a trial. It worked! I laughed my head off.

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  32. Mona, that's good to know! I plan to take it with me on a weekend trip we're going on. :)

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