Monday, November 7, 2011

MOM Monday: BOO! x2!

Inspiration struck just in time after my hang up following the success of Finsbury Squirrel. My mom loves Halloween, and I thought that a bat would be the perfect project. I remembered Anna Hrachovek's MochiMochi pattern for Boo the Bat, and managed to turn out these little guys just in time for trick-or-treat! Best of all, they were a big hit with my mom!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sunday Spoiler

I'm waiting until Friday to post pictures, but here's a little spoiler for y'all...

I finished a project today! 

It's something that I've been working on since FEBRUARY. It should not have taken me this long to finish. It is off the needles and has all its ends woven in, but still needs three buttons. It is a gift for my dear friends who are expecting a BABY in a few months. It's a SWEATER.

Any guesses what it is? :P

Friday, November 4, 2011

FO Friday: Sugarbunny Cowl

It's finally Friday! Hooray! This week, it felt as though Friday would never come. I'm pleased to have a finished object to show off this week, even though I actually finished it last week in hopes of posting it then. Oops!
This week's FO is a cowl that I made out of Knit Picks' new yarn: Sugarbunny. When I initially received the yarn, I was a bit underwhelmed. It didn't feel as soft as I had expected from the combination of 80% merino and 20% angora, and the color seemed significantly darker than it had appeared on the website. I cannot fault Knit Picks for either of these, as expectations are subjective and computer monitor colors vary greatly. I cast on without delay, as this yarn is a limited release, and I wanted to see how much I liked it just in case I wanted to order more before it sold out. Upon casting on, I was quickly pleasantly surprised at the softness and loftiness that the yarn had. It has a very nice hand and is a lot softer knit up than it initially felt in the ball. I used a free pattern from the Lion Brand website and had the whole project completed in less than a week. This cowl is unique in that I'm not sure with whom it is going to "live" now that it is finished. With the holidays quickly approaching, however, I am sure that it will find a loving home.

As always, forgive the poorly-lit photos. One thing I really miss about our old apartment is the abundant natural light.
Why yes, I do model. Knitwear.
Cowl made from KnitPicks Sugarbunny Yarn in Hawk