Saturday, November 24, 2007

big day for finishing

Today's been a very productive day for finishing projects, and reporting on others that were finished a couple of days ago.

Thanksgiving Day found me finishing the second Odessa hat in less than a week. The pattern is great, and I highly recommend it for anyone looking for a quick holiday gift.

Today I finished the Fetching Mitts, done in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran (color #300204). The mitts were fun (I love cables), but I definitely used more than one skein of yarn, which was all the pattern called for. Just take note before you embark on these!

Also finished today was my stealth knitting project, which I can't share yet. If anyone other than my mother would like to see a picture of her Christmas gift, let me know and I'll be happy to share. But Mom can't see until the big day (wow, a month away)!

After reviewing some items I'd made over the year and not worn or used, I've only got one more Must Make Knitting project to do over the next month. I'm pretty excited. To celebrate, I'm going to start the Urban Turtleneck sweater... which won't be a turtleneck, and will be modified pretty heavily to make up for the fact that I don't have the recommended amount of yarn for the garment. But it's supposed to be a quick knit, so I'll know about any shortfalls soon.


Mintyfresh said...

Two great FOs! I agree that the Fetchings yarn consumption is a lie. I nixed the picot edge and knit for less after the thumb in order to have enough!

Nora said...

I love th colour of that hat - gorgeous!

Dipsy said...

Awww, your FOs are so beautiful - both the Odessa and the Fetchings! I love the colorway of the latter - and just like you, when I knit them I realized that one skein as the pattern mentioned wasn't enough! It's probably a matter of the yardage of the skeins one uses, but still, it's pretty scary if you only have one skein and find you probably won't have enough yarn! But you had enough fortunately - and I love these mitts!