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Knitted Goods

November 6th, 2011 · 1 Comment

I’m late in giving details and finished photos of projects that I’ve been working on recently.  Its time to rectify that little oversight.  First up:

Mommy Socks

  • Yarn:  Forbidden Woolery Quattro – Poisoned Apple
  • Needles:  US0
  • Pattern:  Hedera on the cuff
  • Started: 9.16.11
  • Finished: 10.8.11

These socks were primarily knit on the bus.

Alex’s Hat

  • Yarn:  Forbidden Woolery Footloose – Eastwick
  • Needles: US1
  • Pattern:  Sabeanie
  • Started: 10.8.11
  • Finished: 10.16.11

Kat’s Hat

  • Yarn:  Forbidden Woolery fiber – Jack n Jill
  • Needles: US5
  • Pattern: the knitter’s handy book of patterns
  • Started: 10.16.11
  • Finished: 10.17.11

And now so as to avoid having the next project make its blog debut as a finished item, here’s this year’s first DriveThru sweater for boy.

The yarn is Valley Yarns Colrain.  I bought the blue off someone on Ravelry and the rest from Webs.  I knit both the body and one sleeve twice.  I had that brain fart where I was intending to make one size due to the gauge I was getting and totally muffed the cast on count.  Sweater would have been huge on the boy.  Then for the sleeve I followed the directions as written but that makes for a really tight sleeve.  Boy wanted something loser so after the cuff, I increased half the finished width stitches on the first plain row and then followed the pattern to the full width.  I finished the bulk during a Star Trek movie marathon today on MAX.

I found these wood buttons in stash and I think they go great with the sweater.  I’ll probably do the bands tomorrow, work in ends and sew these bad boys on shortly.  I’ll probably start Kat’s sweater tomorrow on the bus.  This is no longer travel friendly.

Speaking of which:  TWO MORE DAYS!!!

Craft on!

Tags: Kids · Socks