Saturday, April 3, 2010

FO: Anthro-Inspired scarflets & Anthropologie-Inspired Bobble Cable Ascot

* First scarflet, unblocked. Darn it, I forgot to get my photographer to take an official FO pic last week!

* Second scarflet, fully blocked, atop a Gathered Pullover

Pattern: Anthro-Inspired Scarflet by Kim Seio
Yarn: Uruguay Chunky in colorways Sage and Red
Needles: US 8
Amount: ~ 150 yds
Mods: None for the green, added an extra inch or two in length for the red, ultimately I prefer the green scarflet's length

I love looking at Anthropologie sweaters and cardigans, but I know I will never afford that kind of stuff unless I win the lotto one day. And so I happened to stumble upon this scarflet on Ravelry that could afford me the Anthro look without the Anthro price. I finished this in mid January, but I'm not sure why it took me this long to blog about...

I love this yarn deeply, and I'm sad that it has been discontinued. The green was left over from my first Shalom Cardigan, and I ended up buying the red from a fellow Raveler.

And here is Anthropologie-Inspired Bobble Cable Ascot. Try saying that three times fast!

* Unblocked at night...

Pattern: Anthropologie-Inspired Bobble Cable Ascot by Kayla K's Thrifty Ways
Yarn: Chuckanut Bay Yarns 10 Ply in colorway Orange Red
Needles: US 10
Amount: ~ 170 yds
Mods: None

I love how similar this looks to the actual Anthropologie ascot seen here. I think Anthropologie even made one in this color too! It was a fun knit, but it came out a bit loose and big for me. :-( Most likely, I won't be wearing this out that much since the looseness really bothers me. If I ever make it again, I'll be sure to decrease the length so that it will fit more snugly around my neck.

Friday, April 2, 2010

FO: Man Paws

Yarn: Oh gosh, where to start? Patons Classic Merino Wool in brown, Ella Rae Classic in cinnamon heather, Cascade 220 in burgundy, and Dream in Color Classy in Black Parade.
Needles: US 4
Amount: ~ 150 yds
Mods: None really, maybe except for increasing the cuff length a bit

When I saw this pattern come out, I was drawn by the simplistic, manliness of it - something that I think my dad would appreciate. Unfortunately, I didn't have enough worsted weight wool in a manly color, therefore I had to resort to using up my bits and ends. Yay for stashbusting though! And my dad has since received this in the mail and loves the multi-colored aspect. He also seems geniunely surprised that I would "know his hand size". :-P He has pretty big hands, and at first I was a bit worried they wouldn't fit. But they were loose on me which was a good sign.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

FO: Ishbel (IV) for Mom

Eek! It's been so long since I updated. But I assure you there has been knitting going on. It's just so much harder now that my photographer is off at grad school to get FO pics. He always takes such care and is so patient with me knowing how much I care about getting the right pics to capture my FOs.

Starting the FO parade will be Ishbel IV. This went to my Mom for Chinese New Year's which was coincidentally also Valentine's Day this year.

Pattern: Ishbel by Ysolda Teague
Yarn: Malabrigo Lace in colorway Pearl Ten
Needles: US 6
Amount: ~ 1 ball with a little left over
Mods: Made a size medium by doing large stockinette and small lace