Saturday, December 12, 2009

I Love FOs

It's so nice having another finished object to add to the list of FOs for this year! This one will definitely see some use in the next little while. The weather's been pretty cold (for here!) the last week or so and it looks like it could start snowing any time.

This is the Willow Cowl, a free pattern I found on Ravelry. The yarn is Marks & Kattens Fame Trends, a lovely soft singles sock yarn (kind of like Noro sock, but a lot softer, nicer, more even), 75% superwash wool, 25% polyamide, with nice long colour changes. The pattern calls for 4.0 mm needles, knit in the round.

I love the colours in the yarn; I love the texture of the yarn. What I did not like was the tangle this yarn made; at one point, more than half the ball was on the floor, waiting to be untangled and rewound into smaller balls. Not fun!

All in all, though, I'm very happy with the finished product.

Of late, I've been looking at my pile of unfinished objects (UFOs) and have decided that I really should try to finish one or two of them... or frog them completely and use the yarn for something else. One thing that should have been finished long ago, that I really could use right now, is the Ropes & Picots cardigan, so it was resurrected from the bottom of the pile last night.

There really isn't all that much more to do on it; one of the front panels is complete, the second is up to the armhole shaping and the back is up to the armhole shaping. Then, it's just the sleeves that need to be done. Today is Sit & Stitch, so I think I'll be working on the cardi this afternoon.

I've been consciously trying to avoid looking at patterns in the hopes that it will encourage me to finish what I've started rather than itch to start something new. Hopefully, that will work; I really could used another cardigan!


  1. Wat is deze col prachtig geworden!
    Mooi ontwerp, prachtig garen en schitterend gemaakt.
    Het staat je goed!

  2. Looks warm and comfy!!! It's real cold here too. hint, hint

  3. It sure looks warm and snuggly. It looks very nice on you Ev. :)