Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A Few Finishes

Where did November go? I certainly don't know, and here I am on the last day of the month, writing my lone November blog post.

Other than the two recent posts about charity knitting, I haven't written a knitting post since last May. To remedy that, I thought it might be a good idea to share some recent finished objects. I'll follow up in a few days with a post about what I'm knitting right now.

I'm going to start with two projects that have great FO photos, thanks to Mr. D.
The cowl above is my Northwestward Eastward (all links are to my Ravelry project pages), Bonnie Sennott's Eastward cowl. This was a really fun knit, and because it's knit in worsted weight, it will be nice and toasty when the weather turns really cold, which is supposed to happen next week. The yarn is Neighborhood Fiber Company's Studio Worsted in the Lauraville colorway.
Here is the Tea Cozy LYS Tour Poncho, which was Tea Cozy yarn store's free pattern for the Puget Sound LYS Tour in May. The yarn is Bumblebirch Glen, 600 yards of beautiful merino and silk, in the Eggplant colorway. I love the yarn, and I'm crazy about the finished poncho, but I have to admit, all that stockinette was a bit of a slog at times.
Some of you may know that I spent a big chunk of my life in Minnesota, and during that time, I attended and graduated from the University of Minnesota. I'm a proud alumna, and I have wanted to knit a hat in Minnesota's Maroon and Gold for quite a while. Thanks to Wendy Gaal of Knitters Brewing Company, and her superior dying skills, I got a kit of Sockaholic Brewski skeins in perfect Minnesota colors. The result is my Go Gophers!, which is Wendy's Tailgate Party Hat pattern. I decided to add a pompom to the hat, as you can see below. Goldy Gopher, the Minnesota mascot, approves!
Finally, no knitting post would be complete without a pair of socks. Here is my latest pair, Monkey with a Cat's Eye, the ever-popular Monkey Socks pattern. I knit the socks from Hazel Knits Artisan Sock in the Cat's Eye colorway, which has been hanging out in my stash for five years. I'm so glad to have finally found a project for the yarn!
That's it for recent finishes. I'll be back soon to share what is currently on my needles.