Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a FO!
I know, I know. It feels like it has been forever since I’ve been able to show you a FO. Well, here it is. Officially, the first holiday gift of the season. They’re Fetching wristwarmers and they were oh-so-fast to knit up. I truly enjoyed making them. Shhhh… they’re for my niece for Christmas, so don’t tell, okay? Here they are hand-modeled for you.
Thoughts: Yes, I did this in one day. It was a quick knit and super satisfying. You also didn’t see the state of my house and me, after spending the whole day knitting in front of the TV. It was one of those glorious days where you sit around in your pajamas all day long. Ahem… TMI, sorry. This is the first time I used this yarn, Stockbridge, that’s sold under WEBS’ label, Valley Yarns. It’s 50% alpaca and 50% wool. I *love* the softness of Alpaca, and I was a bit concerned about the scratchiness of the yarn while knitting it. These softened up quite a bit after their Eucalan bath. A bit too many guard hairs, so it’s a teensy bit scratchy, but quite nice overall. The light, pale green color of this yarn, I really love too. As for the pattern, I really enjoyed the simplicity of it, and especially how the finished result looks more complicated than it actually was. I will definitely make a second pair, perhaps third.
Lest you think I haven’t been stash enhancing lately, I offer you this: November’s installment of Scout’s Indie Swag Club. The yarn is called pomegranate, which I truly love. The gift cards are from GlamScience and are featured in Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts. See the wonderful fall colors?
What’s that behind the wristwarmers in the picture above, you ask? Why, it’s another FO. The SKB… finally! Here it is before weaving in ends and tacking down the neckline. It’s still on the blocking board air drying, and hopefully I’ll be able to get a good official FO picture of it tomorrow.