Monday, July 22, 2013

FO Friday - Color Affection, Linen Stitch, & Baby Items

I had this written on Wednesday!!!  I forgot to post it because I took Friday off from work and I didn't touch the computer!  So here it is, better late than never!

I finished quite a bit during my accidental hiatus from blogging.  I showed you a while back that I purchased yarn for a color affection.

I love these colors.  They are Fibernymph Dye Works Bounce in colors Grape Juice Purple, Bright Green, and Peacock Blue.

This shawl grew faster than I thought.  This was my first shawl. 

My finished pictures were taken with my phone while Dave was in the hospital, so they aren't very good.  I haven't gotten around to taking better pictures.  The picture directly above, where I'm working on the border, shows the colors the best.

I did a nice wide border, just what I wanted to do.  I really think it shows off the blue perfectly!  I love the colors, I really think they work perfectly together.

Once I finished my color affection, I was in the mood to finish more!  So I picked up my Linen Stitch Scarf (seen here and here), which I hadn't worked on in FOREVER.  I plowed through and finished it!

Can you believe that this scarf came from this yarn?

My finished pictures weren't in the best light, so you can't see the subtle pinks and the bright blue as much as you can in real life.  The yarn used was Artyarns Ultramerino in color 195 (Red-Purple) and Claudia Hand Painted Yarn Fingering in colors John B. (Pink-Brown) and Hawaii (Blue-Green-White).

After I finished my Linen Stitch Scarf, I started working on two baby bibs.  These bibs actually were not for my sister.  They were for a soccer teammate who was having twins (she just had them a couple of days ago).

I like the monkey one better because it has a neater cast on edge.  It uses short rows to create the curve, while the ducky one uses a method where you keep casting on more stitches.  I couldn't stop it from looking loose.  I think I'll end up making more of these for my sister.

As soon as I found out my sister was having a boy, I cast on a little blue sweater.

I loved working on it!  It went by so quick!

I made the newborn size because I was worried I'd run out of yarn (I didn't).  My mom and my sister were worried that it was too small.  So I did the only logical thing, I put it on my 13lb dog.

It fit Toby with plenty of ease and my mom and sister got a kick out of it!

The pattern was Thom with a "TH" and the yarn was Knit Picks Swish Worsted.  I used 1.55 skeins. 

With the left over yarn I made a newborn hat:

Again my mom and sister think it is going to be too small, but we'll just have to wait and see!

After I completed the sweater, but before I started Owen's Little Square Blanket I finished a knit blanket for Owen.  He's going to be so spoiled.  I started this blanket when I found out my sister was pregnant.  I did it in Navy yarn I had on hand, thinking that it is a neutral essentially and could be for a boy or girl.

I haven't blocked it yet.  The second picture shows the color of the yarn better.  The pattern is Pine Forest Baby Blanket and I used Berroco Vintage in color 5188.  This yarn is very soft and squishy and it is great that it is machine washable!!

So those are all of the items that I have finished since about March.  I've linked up with Tami's Amis.

Sam :-)


  1. Lots of lovely knitting, I am impressed with how many FOs you got! Love the dog in baby sweater photo too, perfect fit!

  2. Awesome projects! I love the shawl! So pretty!!! Happy knitting!