A rash of finished objects

We went up to New York for the weekend–first to upstate New York (to visit my mother-in-law), then to Manhattan (to visit a friend who just had her first child last month). I usually get lots of knitting done on these sorts of trips, and this time was no exception.

p9206840hats.jpgEven before we’d left, I finished two hats for my friend’s new son. I knit two sweaters for him earlier in the summer, but I hadn’t knit him any hats yet. And, you know, it’s getting colder–the kid needs handknit hats! From me! The brown-and-white one was done with three strands of a very lightweight wool-cotton blend, using this pattern. (I love how it turned out and am thinking about sizing it up for a toddler or even an adult!) The blue hat was knit in Wildflower DK, using the simple baby hat in Debbie Bliss’s Baby Knits for Beginners. (I love this pattern. I’ve knit it about a gazillion times, using all different types of yarn.)

p9247168scarfup.jpgWhile at my mother-in-law’s house, I finished a recordbreaking three items–and knit a fourth from start to finish. Three of them are gifts, so I can’t discuss them yet. But I can show you the one I knit for myself. It’s the dragon-scale scarf I started back in April, with Patons SWS (wool-soy) that my SP9, Lynnette, gave me. I finished a third skein on Thursday evening while knitting with friends and was considering calling it quits there, but they unanimously urged me to use up the fourth skein, too. And I’m glad I did–the result is something that can wrap around my neck several times without coming undone! I love the colors in this scarf, too! It’s still unblocked (how do you block something this long, anyway?), but I love how it looks and am really looking forward to wearing it this winter.

8 Responses to “A rash of finished objects”

  1. Katie Jon 25 Sep 2007 at 12:59 am

    Adorable. Doesn’t it feel good to finish stuff? Mmm, yeah!

  2. Imperatrixon 25 Sep 2007 at 5:32 am

    Very nice! I agree, those hats definitely deserve to be made for larger heads as well.

  3. Kiranon 25 Sep 2007 at 10:17 am

    I am so behind in my knitting! Beautiful scarf. I love the yarn.

  4. Ginaon 25 Sep 2007 at 10:46 am

    That scarf looks good enough to eat! It’s fantastic! Love the hats, too!

  5. Kellion 25 Sep 2007 at 1:10 pm

    Jeez man. You are a knitting wizard! That is great. Good work!

  6. Secret Pal 11on 25 Sep 2007 at 5:17 pm

    Impressive! I have an impressive list of UFOs. I did get past the heel of my sock yesterday.

  7. Marshaon 27 Sep 2007 at 5:18 pm

    Thanks so much, everyone! So here’s a question for all of you: do you think I need to block that scarf? The way I see it, it’ll be all scrunched up around my neck anyway. (Can you tell that blocking is not my favorite thing to do and I’m looking for excuses not to do it?)

  8. Linneton 02 Oct 2007 at 8:32 pm

    Your scarf came out so beautifully. And I love the yarn, too! ;-) I think blocking it would remove some of the dragon-ness of it, but regardless, it still came out beautifully.