Monday, December 31, 2012


See what I did there in the title?  FO (Finished Objects) + photos = FOtos.  Such a remarkably clever girl so early in the morning.  :D

But enough about that…

I could have had this post up yesterday but the truth is, I was too tired to type.  I had determined I was going to take the tree down and get all that put away, plus The Husband and I decided to move the bird to the other side of the room she’s in which required some re-engineering of the space (read: moving furniture and removing the newly revealed giant mutant dust bunnies that had accumulated under said furniture).  By the time we finished that and I had the rest of the laundry going, it was all I could do to sit, stare, and intermittently knit on the now famous yet still unfinished Christmas blanket which better be done by the end of the day today because I still have sweater #7 to cast on and finish by January 7th…*whew*

The MIL!
I have three more FO’s to share with you today.  The first is one I made and sent to my mother-in-law in Ohio.  Pattern used was Iced by Carol Feller.  Making this sweater was a breeze.  Very well written and I used a bulky yarn which made it go quickly, plus I just really like the general design.  I may have to knit one of these for myself.  I used Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky.  My MIL loves it which just puts the icing on Iced.

The next two are the sweaters I made for my son and daughter-in-law.  

If you could see his face, you'd see his eyes are closed.
Standard outcome of a picture of my son.

For my son, I made the Grant Park Pullover by Salena Lee.  I used my one of my favorite yarns, Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK.  It’s a good thing that I started and finished this sweater early though (back in October).  I ran into some trouble with the neckline – the pattern instructions were a bit cryptic for that part.  Thankfully, Lady L. bailed me out and it came out okay.  It fit him perfectly and he actually wore it an entire day while he was here which means he either likes it a lot or wanted to make his mom feel good.  I’ll take it either way.


My favorite daughter-in-law
My DIL’s gift was the Malabrigo sweater mentioned in my previous posts.  I love how this came out and was even more thrilled when she put it on.  It fit her perfectly (except the sleeves are just a tad too long) and, as I suspected, looks great on her (although it would be difficult to find anything that looks bad on her).  The pattern I used is the Tourist Sweater by Joji Locatelli which was well-written and a lot of fun to knit.  There is a “kangaroo” pocket at the bottom which was a lot easier to do than I thought it would be.  I used Malabrigo Merino Worsted and this yarn absolutely rocks as most of you already know.

So there you have it.  I still have four projects to unveil after the 7th assuming I get sweater #7 done by then.  So with that, I’ll sign off.  I still have some serious knitting to do…

He's going to hate that I put up this pic of him, BUT...
they're just too cute (and his eyes are open for once)!

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  1. You have lovely models for all your finished sweaters! All three look fantastic! And, your son deserves more sweaters for making sure to wear his while he was home with you!

  2. Both of those sweaters are great! The one for your son fits him so well! Normally men's patterns are so shapeless.

    1. Thanks Allison! Since this is the first men's sweater I've done, I have no frame of reference so I'll take your word about their usual shapeless nature! I've got another one planned to start in a few weeks so we'll see how that one comes out. Thanks for reading!


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