Sunday, October 07, 2007

FO Catch Up!

Recently it seems like I've been living one of those secret knitting lives. I have been very remiss in showing progress on my current projects and have neglected mentioning new projects all together! I have managed a couple finished object posts (thank you for all the great comments - one of these days we will have a blog that will be more conducive to personal thank yous), but it was difficult. I don't know what the problem is, but my goal is to get back to posting more as things happen, rather than always playing catch up.

So to get things started I thought I'd clear my backlog of finished objects. First up, I finished my Anthropologie-Inspired Capelet in Espresso Kona Bay Cotton.

Anthropologie Inspired Capelet

The knitting was done several weeks ago, but it took awhile to find just the right broach to close it. After searching a few brick and mortar stores (and finding out that apparently broaches are "out") and turned my efforts to Etsy. Let's just say, I need to start making Etsy my first stop for searches like this. I stumbled upon Cocoonwillfly.etsy.com and found the perfect broach. Her shipping was super fast and she was *really* nice. Plus, the packaging was cute as can be once it arrived.

Anthropologie Inspired Capelet

As for stats, I re-gauged the pattern for a light worsted weight yarn. I ended up using a little over 3 balls of Kona Bay Cotton in Espresso (78) on size 6 needles. I also reversed the stockinette to right-side being right-side out. Other than that, it was a super quick knit and I look forward to actually wearing it out, but with the weather getting cooler and my move back into pants, it may be a little while before that happens.

So fortunately, I have a couple more seasonally appropriate projects on the needles. This one is part FO and part WIP as it is a pair of socks!

Silk Gargen Lite socks - 1 finished

This is my September contribution to the 2007 UFO Resurrection Challenge. It turns out that I started these LAST September and put them down when I started to have some hand problems. While very fun to knit, Silk Garden Lite is not easy on my hands, especially at this gauge.

Silk Gargen Lite socks - 1 finished

These are now back in my knitting bag for my spare time at the office and I look forward to having a pair of socks I can actually wear! I've already cast on for the second sock, so my poor left foot won't be cold for long!

16 comments:

Theresa said...

Love the socks. Those stripes are fabulous :)

Krista said...

Your capelet is really cute with that dress. And you look really nice in brown. I don't think the same could be said of me, so browns tend only to stay on the bottom half of my wardrobe. That would be adorable with a pink dress, too, I think.

Mouse said...

I've been trying to finish off some of my FO's so that I can start a sweater for winter.. whenever that might happen here in Georgia. So far we haven't seen Fall yet!
I love your capelet! I'm at the point where I pretty much search things out that I want on Etsy first and go to brick & mortar stores if I have no luck. There is just so much on Etsy right now that you are bound to find something COOLER than what you were looking for... as my poor wallet could tell you. lol.

Nonnahs said...

Very cute capelet. :) Next time, a close up shot on the brooch, please!

mary said...

The capelet is adorable and perfect fitting! Great job.

Jessica said...

The capelet came out great, and that's a great dress on you. Very pretty.

knitzalot said...

That's a topdown raglan, right? If it is, then I guess they can work for you, because this one turned out great! Nice job!

Kara said...

The capelet is so chic. I feel like you just stepped out of a Anthropologie catalog.

Nasus said...

I'm sure that the weather in SD will allow you to wear the beautiful capelet a few more times before December :)

mle said...

Oh my gosh that capelet is soooo cute on you! I want one now! and the broach goes perfectly. What a great FO!

nyl said...

I think you are going to bring brooches back into style with that outfit. ;)

Crissy said...

Wow..your cardi is a perfect fit! It looks great!

Jennifer said...

Such a cute capelet!

I never thought of using Silk Garden Lite for socks. They are gorgeous!

Rachel said...

That capelet is SO CUTE. Do you have a picture that shows the brooch a little closer? It looks really pretty.

Love the socks, too. I'm glad you have a cool-weather consolation prize. :)

Ichun said...

Very nicely done on the capelet. I reminds me of the One Skein Wonder, but much more wearable. Cute socks too.

EDNA HART said...

UFO--What a clever Idea and I love the SOCK...