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Two FOs are better than one July 7, 2012

Filed under: FO,knitting — Emily @ 8:15 pm
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I didn’t mean to vanish like that, but life keeps intruding into the blogging time.  I did keep knitting, though.  I don’t have a lot to show for it; I was working on a pair of baby pants that just didn’t work out (mainly because I wasn’t going to have enough yarn, but can I be blamed for that?  Yes, yes I can.)  I started them at the end of April, right after Sahara was finished.  I didn’t decide to euthanize them until the second week of May.

I guess I can show you a picture of them.


The idea was cute, right? Oh well.  (You see the needles placed so that I can rip out all the leg above the cuff?  Well, that was just the first time I ripped it out.  It just wasn’t a pleasant project for me.)

But you didn’t come here for dismantled pants, did you. No, the title claims there will be 2 finished objects, and 2 finished objects you shall have!

Pattern: Garter stitch scarf from inside the ball band
Yarn: Yarn Bee Chrysalis in color “Red Rim”
Needles: US 8, but it really doesn’t matter
Started: May 14ish, 2012
Finished: May 24ish, 2012

I had a 40% off coupon to Hobby Lobby.  These novelty yarn scarfs are all out there, so I thought it would be fun.  It was simple and a nice diversion after the failed pants.  I’m not sure that this scarf is for me; it’s kind of screaming “GIVE ME TO YOUR MOTHER!”  I may force it to stay around until Winter, though, to see how it looks with my coat.

Pattern: Duck Feet (free Rav download)
Yarn: Knitpicks Essential in Pumpkin, left over from My Very First Socks Ever
Needles: US 1, 2.5mm
Started: May 25ish, 2012
Finished: June 21st, 2012

These are hard to photograph without a baby to put their feet in them.  Sleeping Beauty tried her best, but her feet are too small and dainty.


I hope the recipient in Germany likes them – baby is due this month, and finally today I got everything all boxed up and ready to ship.  If baby doesn’t wait until the box arrives, all will be well.  Most of the package is more suited for the fall; there won’t be anything he will outgrow before it arrives.


Not Suitable for the Desert May 15, 2012

Filed under: FO,knitting — Emily @ 10:36 pm
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It’s done!  It’s done!  (It’s been done for a couple weeks!)


Pattern: Sahara
Yarn: Cascade 200
Needles: US 6 and US 4 (for ribbing)
Started: February 4, 2012
Finished: April 26, 2012
Mods: The sleeves, silly. Also, I added a couple of short rows at the boobs, to add just a touch of length.

I think I’m a little too boobtacular.

Pondering, what next? Should I rip out the ill-fated baby pants that are driving me insane?