Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Brushing up on the meaning of that song fit perfectly for this post!
~ "Long long ago"
~ "Days gone by"
~ "Old times"
~ "Once upon a time"
Yep I have some catching up to do on some FOs from 2009...you know that was 12 days ago and all :)
So here is a quick and dirty parade on the details of the items I managed to finish but was just too lazy to post up:
Pattern: This Baby Sophisticate and I will never stop signing the praises of this very easy/simple and free pattern!! It is a MUST on anyone's baby knit list!
So much so that you should make TWO!This one was a store sample at my fav shop Charlotte Yarn. They caught me sitting and knitting in there on the first sweater and so the second one was born :)
Time: Can take 3-5 days of "un-focused" knitting time (the very most) to complete.
Needles/Yarn: Both on US8 needles
Sweater #1 in Moda Dea Washable Wool about 1.5 balls of yarn in Chocolate
Sweater #2 in Artesanal by Aslan Trends every bit of 1 hank in color #19 basically grey (from the shop)
Size: Both sweaters are the largest size and with the yarn it came out to be about 3-6 months?? depending on the weight of the yarn.
Modifications: On Sweater #1 all details on my Rav project but in a nutshell I shortened the body to the small length and would have done more garter on the collar. I also did increases in the body to widen it out for the "tummy". Sweater #2 - nothing barely had enough yarn!!
Verdict: Absolutely LUV this pattern. It is a MUST DO!
Pattern: Sushi Wallet Kit by One Stick Two Stick. I blogged about it here on where to get.
Time: Umpteen years...lol I really played around on this one. It has a lot of little pieces....sigh. Realistically a fast knit.
Mods: Because of all the many sushi rolls. I had made them a little bigger....made 6 of them but 3 of them came out really tiny so I ditched them...and by then I was tired of sewing them on.
My Firsts: Putting a zipper in a pouch/wallet
Verdict: My girlfriend loved it!! :) So it was worth it!
~ Project #3 Details ~
I've always wanted a chunky cowl around my neck to keep me warm. This made a very quick and easy Xmas gift for my boss :)
Time: Because it was a secret knit I did it in two nights.
Needles/Yarn: US 17 with 2 balls of Hometown USA yarn in Oklahoma City Green. My first time I used this yarn and it was a exact match for her new pea green leather gloves! Wish it had more yardage though.
Mods: Held yarn double for chunkiness. Did not twist the first stitch for mobius twist, just seamed down the middle.
Verdict: So elementary that anyone can do this project! And I really want to do one in hot red for myself :)
Welp! That should close out the 2009 knit F.O.s for me!
Labels: Finished Objects