Wednesday, August 31, 2011

found and finished

Once I finished my Vitamin D cardigan, I needed some small projects to fill in time. I didn't feel like picking up my EZ Green (really white) cardigan, so I dug around my UFO pile and came up with a couple of scarves. Neither of them had much left to do, and both would be great additions to the Christmas "potential gift" box.

 This rainbow hued one is a simple K2tog, YO pattern, using FAME TREND sock yarn. It's a single spun yarn, and feels a little scratchy while knitting, but softens up wonderfully with a soak and stretch.
This pale pink one is a pattern I found somewhere on the Internet, and promptly lost, but I had memorized it before losing it. IT uses two different needle sizes, and is basically made by doubling stitches for a stretch, then halving the number of stitches for the smaller garter bands. Very pretty, and an effective pattern.
It's two balls of Drops baby alpaca, and is ridiculously soft. This might be destined for my Mom and her love of all things pink.

While finishing up 2 UFO's feels great, it doesn't even dent the pile in the basket. Sigh. Whatever. I'll get around to them.

But first, there is something else grabbing my attention. Citron. I saw a finished one on Rue's blog, and Rue had just happened to send me a wonderful skein of Woolen Rabbit Essence... so stay tuned...
(By the way, click over to Rue's blog, if only for the cutest baby pictures! Tadpole is already showing a love of yarn and hand knits...))

6 comments:

Acorn to Oak said...

Wow! Good job on pulling out some UFO's and finishing them. They look great! I need to do more of that myself. :-)

CatBookMom said...

Looking great! Could you please write down the pattern for the pink scarf before you forget it, and send it to me? It would be a great project for my seniors' charity group. I need simple but effective designs and I'm getting tired of all the ones I have. I'm catbookmom AT gmail dOt com these days. Thanks!!

Brendaknits said...

Hmmm - the F&Fs. New knitting lingo!!

KnitTech said...

The rainbow scarf is lovely.

Carol said...

Citron is a lovely pattern. have fun!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Love the FO's. I have been eyeing Citron too.