Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Some FOs

Right-o. Got off my lazy butt and took some pictures.

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Here's a Branching Out scarf that I made for myself out of Cotton Patine. It's a nice fall scarf and I wear it a lot right now. The only thing I don't like about it is the fact that you don't always seen the pattern clearly when you're wearing it.

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And here's a cable hat that I made out of Blue Sky Alpaca (it's hard to see the cables because of the color choice. sorry). I used two strands knit together to make it nice and warm, and super soft. I originally made it for Jamie, but he doesn't want it because he can't fold up the bottom and have it still cover his ears. Never mind the fact that you're not supposed to fold up the bottom. Oh well. It was fun to knit up. But yeah...see what I mean about knitting things for people who won't wear them? Guess that means I should only knit for myself since I'll be sure to use whatever it is I make!

2006/09/13 Edit: Guess I was sufficiently ticked off last night that Jamie decided to reconsider not wanting the hat. He said that he'll give it a try, and maybe change is good.


Adrienne said...

Hooray for Branching Out! That is such a great pattern. I need to make another one for myself someday (I gave the first one to my mom).

And here's to Jamie's trying new things! Good for him. =) I'll have to admit though, one of the reasons I knit things for others is that I want to play with the yarn, but maybe I don't necessarily want the finished product for *myself*. That's where Jason's cashmere hat came from. And the reason my mom's Christmas present exists this year. And why Jason's mom is getting a lovely silk scarf. The pleasure for me is in the planning and purchasing and petting. =)

Karen said...

Yeah, most of the time I'm the same way too. But this time was a little different because he requested the hat. So, I thought I could have the best of both worlds: play with some wonderful yarn AND have someone actually want to wear it. Silly me for thinking I could have it both ways!