FO and UFO Report for Oct-Nov '08

I thought I'd better get a post together about my current crop of Finished (FO) and Unfinished (UFO) Objects. Probably a good idea since I'll soon be packing up my yarn stash for the upcoming move to NC, right? Missy M reminded me that I would have to CHOOSE which yarn to keep off the moving truck...you know, which yarn/projects I would like to work on in the interval between selling our MO house and moving into our NC house. Decisions, decisions...

As I've reported in an earlier post, I finished these Rippling Dunes Socks for N/M/E (photo to the right). They are made from the Maizy Yarn (85% corn fibre, 15% nylon) in colorway "Miami Nice," and they turned out pretty good...at least she seems to enjoy wearing them.

I also finished felting the purse/bag out of the Andes wool for her, too. I got this wool at the Yarn Garden in Lawrenceville, GA, intending to knit a scarf with it. Well, I knitted about 1/3 of the scarf and realized that I didn't really like the abrupt color change from pinks to greens in the scarf and I frogged it. Sigh. What to do? Hmmmm...since the yarn was 100% wool, I wondered if it would look good felted? I had seen a pattern for the "Grab & Go" felted bag with (unfelted) I-cord leaves and stems in the November 2008 Creative Knitting magazine and decided to (alter it...make it bigger...) give it a go! Isn't it amazing how the colors changed when felted, as you can tell from the photo (left)! Missy M found the button in just the right green at the Quilt Shoppe in St. Charles...perfect match, wouldn't you agree? N/M/E has stuffed it full...and takes it with her everywhere.

I've finished a couple of Christmas gifts for the SILs, but I'll hold off on the photos...just in case one of them happens to read this post. Hey, I can keep a secret...

On the needles now...a scarf for Missy M (don't worry, she picked out the yarn and has seen me working on it...:) and the Shawl Collared Sweater for Mr. T. I finished one sleeve while on a recent trip to ATL and am hap-hap-happy to report that it appears to fit him. Have cast on the second sleeve and completed the ribbing and a couple more inches of the stockinette. Hoping to finish both of these UFO's in time for Christmas. Knit, knit, knit!

Oh, and I have a pair of socks outta Harry Potter sock yarn going, too. Since those are probably for me, I'll just take my time on them. Will probably use them for those times I need something "different" to work on...to keep from getting bored with one or another project. You know how that goes, don't you?

And, last but not least, I'm back to working on Christmas stockings. I finished 4 of them a couple of Christmases ago (when we were at Missy M's house for the first time) for the two-legged family members. Now, I have to work on stockings for the four-legged mutt-mutts!

OK, better stop blogging and get back to my knitting!

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