Friday, June 20, 2008


Here's a coupla FO's. I know, I'll give you a moment to recover. Not only actual knitting content but real FO's???

I've fallen for Fetching. Hard.

I made this pair for a friend who says she works in the Antarctic of air-conditioned offices.

The yarn is Classic Elite Waterlily. 100% merino. It took about a ball and a half on US 6 DPN's. Very soft and lovely. A bit splitty when cabling without a cable needle (thanks to Kelly for re-showing me how!). Also, the yarn is darker in real life and the cables aren't as noticeable.

This set was for a private swap and the recipient requested mis-matched mitts. Apparently there's this whole movement where you wear mismatched socks, mitts, etc. I think my recipient wanted them to be completely different but, due to my being a bit more anal then I'd anticipated, this was the best I could do...

The orange is Berroco Ultra Alpaca and the other color is Rowan Wool DK. Recipient requested orange and some other color. I was quizzing my husband, the sports fanatic, about orange. I couldn't think of a single color that orange goes with that isn't associated with a sports team! Neither could he! I had this orange in my stash and when I came home with the other color (wine? dark mauve?) he said it didn't look like any team colors.

Fetching is a SUPER quick project. Especially when you learn to cable w/o a cable needle. If you don't already know about - you gotta check it out. I'm the type that when taught, I go home and promptly forget! That site is an audio/visual knitting teacher 24/7. Brilliant!

Last year, everyone got scarves or bath mats for Xmas. This year, Fetching for all the girls!

Love playing Fetch!

Showing no signs of stopping, Ruth!


Nell said...

Nice to see you around again!

Orange and pink is one of my favorite combos.

WandaWoman said...

Very cute! I don't think I would have done very well with making mismatched anything, not intentionally, anyway.

Anonymous said...

Fetchings were one of the first things I made. I still wear them. :) Good to see you posting!

Sam said...

Love them!

Corwink said...

I am in LOVE with the mismatched ones. They rock!