It's the March of the FOs!
A march because it's quite a few in a row and, well, it's March! Clever eh?
The reason I was able to finish so many was that it's been quite a hat heavy month in preparation for our snowboarding trip to France! The woolly knitter in me was compelled to cover everyone's heads. So first up we have the boyfriend's sister:
Pattern: Thorpe (ravelry link)
Yarn: RYC Soft Tweed and Rowan Big Wool for the border
Needles: Addi Turbo US10 and Brittany Birch US10
This was a great fast knit! The wool is also soft enough for the girl who is still a bit new to wool and she wore it for at least 3 days out so I think she's a happy recipient.
Then we have the boyfriend's sister's boyfriend (who is basically my friend). Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to get him to model it so my boyfriend obliged on the last day:
I cast on 60 and basically followed the pattern for Shedir without any section repeats. I really like how it turned out and want to try again with a less tweedy yarn.
The boyfriend got two hats but we haven't had a chance to take a picture of the second one (another variation of Thorpe using Malabrigo) because that one didn't seem warm enough for snowboarding conditions. But luckily the other one was pefectly snug enough for the slopes!
Pattern: Personal pattern named La Tania after the resort where we stayed (ravelry link)
Yarn: Araucania Nature Wool Chunky
Needles: US 10 and Crochet hook 7.0mm
I cast on 60 and then worked a twisted rib stitch for about 5 inches. The decreases were improvised until I was left with 6 stitches when I bound off. It turned out to be too short (surprise surprise, after making it up) so I made a single crochet border along the brim for 3 rows. I love the result! The yarn is fantastic in my opinion. I love the variegation and it just feels Solid, you know?
For myself, I finally got around to finishing this baby:
Pattern: Le Slouch (Ravelry link)
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk DK
Needles: Brittany Birch US8 dpns
Gosh, this took me embarassingly long to finish. I originally started with some cheap ass metal DPNs which was a huge mistake because the yarn kept slipping off the ends. So I set it aside. Big mistake! It hibernated for like 9 months! But I finally got the right needles and it sped by quick. It's super comfy and flattering. I'm a bit worried that it might stretch out too much though. Because of its slouchiness, it is totally inappropriate for snowboarding, but that's ok cause I ended up buying other a different kind of head wear instead:
Hehe I'm such a dork. It's not like I'm jumping off rails and stuff (although I want to start jumping next year).
I was able to finish off one last little treat for myself before the trip, and it got lots of use:
Pattern: Bowtie scarf (Ravelry link)
Yarn: RYC Cashsoft chunky
Needles: Addi Turbo US10
I luuuurve this saucy little number. The color is rich and flattering. It was a quick knit. It's soft and easy to wear and less bulky than a full length scarf. What's not to love? I modified it a bit to accomodate the chunky weight and I'm very pleased with the end result. And I love it when FO's look good with other FO's!
Whew! Ok that's all the projects I have to show for now. I still owe one of the other Thorpe and a progress picture of a fingering weight, fair isle beanie in a herringbone pattern, which may be the last hat for some time ;)