Sunday, December 19, 2010

Can you believe it's less than a week to Christmas?

It's so crazy to think that Christmas is 6 days away. Tomorrow I'll be mailing out several Christmas gifts, although not all of them. Luckily my dad is coming out in January and we'll be exchanging gifts then. This week I'll be working (in secret) on BF's gifts and afterwards on my dad's.

Last weekend the BF and I drove up to South Mountain in part for a photo shoot and I got some great shots of my FOs. I'll start out with one that's long overdue, my Whisper Cardigan finished back in... October! Talk about lag.

Yarn: Malabrigo Lace in "Oceanos" generously gifted by Sara
Needles: Sizes 4, 6, and 7
Pattern: Whisper [Ravel it!] by Hannah Fettig
Mods: I used a smaller needle on the arms & body. I also knit the sleeves shorter and added ribbing to them to eliminate curling. I put ribbing along the bottom but not quite enough. I have enough yarn, I probably just should have continued knitting until I ran out but I was ready to be done!
Thoughts: Easy pattern, interesting construction.

As you can see in the last photo there I was also modeling the scarf I made for my aunt. The last time you saw it it looked like this...


However I wasn't overly fond of that patterns and I really feel that there shouldn't be a "wrong side" to scarves since you're going to be seeing both sides, so I ripped it out and started Reversible Lace Ladders (Which I knit once before, also as a gift! Last time it was a worsted weight yarn, though). It's a remarkably quick and easy knit, perfect for a gift. And it wasn't too much of a struggle to knit it long enough, which is saying something because I have knitting ADD. This time I added fringe for extra length!

Yarn: Cascade Yarns Heritage Solids (fingering weight)
Needles: Size 5
Pattern: Reversible Lace Ladders [Ravel it!] by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Mods: I added fringe, but that's it!
Thoughts: As I said earlier it's easy and quite quick to knit. Even with the fringe I didn't use an entire skein of yarn and this scarf is as tall as I am (5' 7" w/o the fringe). Highly recommended!

I have some more FOs to show you. One is even a sewing FO! Hopefully I can talk about ti sooner rather than later, but my internet connection continues to be spotty. I'm actually kind of amazed that it's stayed connected while I've been writing this.

Until next time!


Candice said...

Everything looks great! So jealous of your finished whisper cardi, I've cast on for it probably 5 times and never get very far before I rip it out!

knottygnome said...

whisper looks great! and the scarf is a lovely gift.

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