Friday, June 20, 2008

Fetch

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 knittinghelp.com - 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!

5 comments:

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.

throwslikeagirl74 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!