Friday, January 23, 2009

2 FOs and an update!

Yay!  I finished 2 projects of which I started tonight!  

First up:  The V-day Heart Scarf for my friend Laura.  I made major progress on this yesterday.  We had a girls' craft night, which was a blast and very productive.  The only problem was that this isn't really mindless knitting, so I didn't get tons of conversation in.  Oh well...Next time I know to bring something simple! 

 The scarf really turned out beautiful, if I do say so myself.  I hope she likes it!  Its a pretty and fun way to do some basic lace knitting, too.  Happy Valentines, Laura!

Next:  Since my mom made my 3rd grade cousin a scarf from the same yarn I had purchased to make her a scarf from (freaky, I know), I made her a hat instead.  This pattern is mostly "Chunky Knit Beanie" by Leslie Friend, but I extended the height of the hat using the decrease pattern from "Umbililcal Cord Hat" from Stitch 'N Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook.   The yarn is Yarn Bee Soft Illusions in Splash.  

The colors are nauseatingly bright, but I think she will like it.

I also made a little progress on the fish hat for the 2nd grader yesterday and today.  I've added some stripes, and even experimented with Faire Isle a bit.  It is a lot of fun to knit, and I think he will like it.

Next up to finish:  The orange and black scarf and the Joyful scarf come next, and the I'm done with scarves for a while.  The cable scarf will just have to wait until I'm in the mood again.  I'm thinking mittens or socks are up next.  Hmm....

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