Friday, October 29, 2010

FOs for Friday

(FO=Finished Object)

When looking through Ravelry for small-yardage projects, I saw lots of patterns for cowls. My favorites were the button-up versions; I dislike pulling things over my head (and wearing hats). Besides my own, I thought of a few other necks that might appreciate a warming layer. So I grabbed some burgundy Bernat Big Berella Bulky yarn left over from a vest, and cast on Lavande on Monday. By Wednesday, it was done, and I'd cast on another with the same yarn in grey, left over from a cardigan I knit for Brian. Finished it yesterday; whee! Now to add buttons . . . and unravel that burgundy vest that never did fit right to make more cowls. But first, I'd better tear myself away from the high of instant gratification and finish this pair of socks so I can cross off one more item on my Christmas gift list!

I was also going to include some fiddling for Friday, but the videos I took of Brian and his teacher playing together at Brian's lesson yesterday are just too big to upload. Gotta investigate that manual, to see if I can shoot them in a lower resolution. The camera did a great job, though!

That's it for now from . . .

7 comments:

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

Nice! On all accounts!
I always seem to just have one or two skeins of a certain yarn, so I went into Ravelry and found 'Scrap Happy' and 'One Project Skeins' groups. I've found a lot of nice patterns through them.

Sharon said...

Crazy socks - very cool!

Tiggeriffic said...

I have tried making socks but just have trouble with those pointed sticks.. keeping 5 sticks going in a round is difficult for me. I love those crazy socks..

Michelle said...

So don't use pointed sticks! Use one long, lovely circular needle and get two done at once; it's the only way to go, IMHO.

Cynthia said...

You can reduce any video through MS Movie Maker. If you are running any of the last 3-4 generations of Window you can get the little program through MS or other sources. With it you can upload any video on your camera and reduce it to a micro-version that will load on your blog with no problem. It's a sweet little program and really very simple to use..

I too enjoy the cowls and have several planned for my daughters this year....Nice socks!

Michelle said...

Cynthia, I'm a Mac user and do as little as possible with MS, but will have to look into this. Sounds perfect!

Ok Acres said...

Lovely cowls Michelle....I have a few patterns for some as well and as soon as I'm done doing ear flap hats to fill all the requests, they are next on my list.