These FOs were done ages ago, but I kept wanting to take better pictures, or do separate posts, because they are fun projects that deserve more than just a gloss over, which, for lack of time and will, is what I'm doing. Remember this?
Pattern source: Lucy Neatby's Triangle Hat
Yarn: 1 and half balls of Noro Kureyon, color #138
This is a very well written pattern (four pages for a hat!) which explains its construction by knitting a strip of connecting triangles how the size of the hat can be adjusted with a lining, and includes variations for the brim. I chose not to do a lining, so the hat is on the large side, but I admire it for it's clever use of the yarn's changing colors. I would knit this again, though with smaller triangles.
Pattern source: Braided neckpiece, Teva Durham's Loop-d-loop
Yarn: Single color: 5 balls of Jaeger Cashair (Blue Moon) Two-toned: 2 balls each Jaeger Cashair (Natural and Laurel)
I really like these, though they're not for the coiffure conscious because it goes over the head. Easy to knit, light (about 100g each) and warm (though not around the neck), hehe, I'm keeping one for myself. Want to see it before braiding? I adjusted the two-toned scarf 20% narrower to compensate for having one less ball of yarn than the blue one, which used up all of the five balls.
Pattern source: Eowyn, Rowan 38
Yarn: Rowan Kid Classic, 1 ball each of Royal and Lavendar Ice
I was hoping for a tweedy effect with the two colors held together. I got that in the lace near the hand but the main part turned out more like space dyed. (Maybe it was the way I held the yarn?) These toasty wrist warmers were the fastest things to knit up, great for last minute gifts. If I make these again, I'd do them in the round. And...last but definitely not least:
Pattern source: Tweed slippers, Sarah Dallas Knitting
Yarn: 2 balls of Rowan Yorkshire DK (Frolic) and remnants of Revel (from Electra) for the contrast trim
The recipient's feet are smaller than mine so her toes won't be poking out like mine in the picture. ;-) Knitting Yorkshire DK with 3mm needles hurts the hands a bit but makes a nice and dense fabric for slippers. The yarn softened up enough after washing and blocking made seaming much easier (I tried seaming before blocking the pieces, which were rolled up like littles sausages). I had some medium sized suede soles but they were too big for these slippers. Maybe I'll send along some puffy fabric paint for a do-it-yourself sole. :-) I like how these turned out, and the rosy pink is my favorite color of Yorkshire tweed, but I don't want to make these again. They're too fiddly with three pieces for each slipper and it's not fun having to read the instructions just about every row because there's a lot of shaping.
With Christmas looming ever so closely, the gifts that need to be sent overseas will be priority knitting. That means delaying Powder Puff, which I had started one night, in my dream. Talk about wanting it badly!