Tuesday, May 27, 2008

4 FOs in 4 Days

In my Saturday post I stated that I had set a goal of finishing 3 knitting projects by the end of the holiday weekend. I have already shared with you my completed Tickled Pink Retro Rib Socks. I wasn't sure exactly which projects I was going to finish by Monday, but I had a rough idea. Well one project is one that I have shared with you before and the other two are ones that are new and I finished before I could share. Out of technicality, I had 3 FOs by Monday evening and an extra FO by this afternoon.

First up is my Cozy! I really only had about 5 inches left to finish it on Sunday and had no doubt I would get it done. I still need to block it, but it sure is pretty big as is. Please pardon my couch modeling it. I live alone and the camera timer has a way of not taking oh so great pictures in my dungeon apartment.


Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash; Color: 837
(Roughly 3.75 skeins)
Started: April 22, 2008
Completed: May 25, 2008
Needles: Knit Picks Options Size 8

After finishing Cozy, I had enough leftover that I knew I wanted to do something with it, even if it wasn't enough to complete the project. Back in March, I had purchased a hank of Malabrigo Worsted that I knew I wanted to use for a hat. What was perfect is that in this hank the color pink matched the Cascade yarn.


Thus came about my Koolhaas Hat. I started the ribbing and first 5 rows of the pattern repeat in the Cascade yarn, then switched over to the Malabrigo. I also used the Cascade yarn over the last 3 rows of the very last pattern repeat and finished off with the Malabrigo.

Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash and Malabrigo Worsted; Colorway: Amoroso
Started: May 25, 2008
Completed: May 26, 2008
Needles: Size 6 and 8 circs; 8 dpns

With the hat done, I realized I had enough Malabrigo to make a little neck warmer. I keep wanting to call this a *Pidge* - On a blog I read, someone made something similiar and called it this. It has just stuck in my mind.

After browsing my lovely friend Ravelry, I came across the Tudora. It was perfect for this bit of yarn. The only thing I have to do to make it totally complete is purchase a button. I think I have a bit of time since my hat and neck warmer won't be worn for at least 4 months from now.

Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted; Colorway: Amoroso
(Half hank used)
Started: May 26, 2008
Completed: May 27, 2008
Needles: Knit Picks Options Size 6

So what can I say?!?! I am thrilled to have Cozy done and it is also very satisfying knowing I completed 2 additional projects using up yarn from each project. What's even better is that they all can be worn together!

7 comments:

  1. Wow, what a kool Koolhaas! I knew you would end up making one for yourself after you made that beautiful green one. I love the name Pidge. Nice neck warmer, nice Cozy, you are checking things off your list in an inspiring way! And they're all pink.

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  2. Congratulations on four FOs over the weekend! And wow--that's a LOT of pink going on there! :)

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  3. Wow those look wonderful!

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  4. All very lovely! And so productive.

    Don't you just love Cozy?

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  5. Busy busy busy bee. I hear a lot of buzzing. Love all the pink. It's so happy. You cannot be depressed wearing those colors this fall.

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  6. The colors are gorgeous. Girl, there is just no stopping you!!! Wow!! I love what you did with the Koolhaas hat. I wonder what will be on the needles next.

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  7. Wow, that is impressive! the colors are great

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