FO Friday, 10/21/11

Bartholomew Cubbins may have had 500, but he didn’t make any of them!  We’re very impressed with Karen’s baker’s dozen, made from Liberty Wool by Classic Elite and Brown Sheep Lanaloft Sport.  These are soft, warm caps for children and infants that will be sent off to an orphanage in Kazakhstan, through the efforts of a group on Ravelry, Mittens for Akkol.  Although Karen selected her yarns specifically for this project, what a great way to use up your odd bits of 100% wool yarn!

The shawl you most wanted to be seen wearing at Rhinebeck this year was Stephen West’s Earth & Sky, his first Mystery KAL, which began in August.  All the cool kids had them on.  And here it is, knit by Wanda, who must have been one of the first over the finish line once that last clue was published.  Her color choices work brilliantly together, don’t they?

Sue took thick, soft chainette Diverso (SMC Select), sparkly Ritratto (S.Charles Collezione from Tahki), and the free Chunky Ribs & Ruffles scarf pattern from Misti Alpaca, and created this stunner.  Just to touch it is to want one of your own.  Since this is a perfect weekend project, worked on #17 needles, you could have one done in no time.

Finishing a sweater – particularly one you love to wear – is always an accomplishment to celebrate.  But if you knit that sweater with yarn you spun yourself?  You’re entitled to be pretty pleased with yourself!  Here’s Linda modeling her handspun, handknit Corinne from, and doesn’t she look fantastic?

Just as I was about to hit “Publish” on this post, in walked Annie with her finished Rib & Cabled Wrap from the book “Folk Chic” by Debbie Bliss, available here at the shop.  Jill got to model this masterpiece, knit in madelinetosh Tosh DK, color “Tart.”  (Our fall shipment of madelinetosh is due soon, by the way.)  Annie worked hard to achieve just the fit she wanted, and her flattering modifications were right on target.  Bravo, Annie!

P.S. I did pretty well on my Rhinebeck diet of more picture-taking and less yarn-buying.  Pictures here soon.  Until then, enjoy Clara Parkes’s Rhinebeck A-Z, in the latest issue of her Knitter’s Review.


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