FO: Francie socks and handspun cowl

How I love me some good FO posts πŸ˜€ Tho I’m still waiting for a good FO picture for my last sewn jacket (and nice pants fresh from the sewing machine)

But first there be socks! tadaaa!!

FO Francie socks

kitty: IS PICTURE TIME??!Β πŸ˜€

*pushes kitty out of the way*

FO Francie socks

so here’s the Francie socks πŸ™‚ I love how they turned out πŸ™‚

It ook me a while to finish this sock because I’ve been so busy reading books and this pattern needed some attention (and row counting), so while working on the second pair I messed up horribly.. obviously, because the universe likes a good troll, I found out when I was done picking up stitches only to find out the pattern didn’t come out right…

Now it’s just a sock, so it’s not that horrible to frog and redo, it’s just a bit annoying because of the limited amout of time I have to spend freely on fun projects. The other part (the really big part) was that the BF was getting interested in getting a handknit sock and I was afraid it’d wear off after a while..

I’m happy to say it hasn’t worn off and the BF is wearing the socks to work right now, giving me the need to text him about the socks constantly…. argh πŸ˜› I’m excited about the BF wearing my handknit loveΒ socks, is that weird? Anyway, there’s going to be a lot more socks coming up on this blog.. I just hope I get faster at it πŸ˜›

FO: my kind of town cowl

Second FO: My kind of Town handspun cowl. The previous posts show the dyeing and spinning. The pattern showed a number of ways the cowl could be used, and I have to say I agree with all of them πŸ™‚ The pattern called for a heavier weight yarn and 12mm needles, but since I don’t own 12mm needles (9mm is my biggest size), and wasn’t planning on buying anything (either yarn or neeldes) I spun the yarn a bit lighter so I could knit with a different gauge with the needles I had.

I’ve said a lot about the colors working out the way I had hoped, but the picture above shows the exact thing I had in mind when dyeing the fiber. It’s autumn on a very sunny day with clear skies, brown, yellow and red leaves all over the place… ahhh πŸ™‚

FO: my kind of town cowl

So anyway, it can be worn like this to keep you warm while knitting πŸ˜€

FO: my kind of town cowl

You can wear it over your leather jacket in the early fall when the weather’s still quite nice, but the evenings and early mornings can be chilly and uncomfortable without wool.

FO: my kind of town cowl

Or like this when it’s windy out and you’re too stubborn to wear a thicker coat and want to stick to your leather jacket even tho it’s not really a good idea.

FO: my kind of town cowl

Or like this, when the thin leather jacket is really not keeping you warm anymore, and you’re trying to keep your shoulders warm and hope it’s enough whaha πŸ˜› cold.. who cares about cold… as long as you look good right πŸ˜‰

haha no obviously I’m just kidding, I really love the pattern even tho it’s just a simple garter piece grafted together.. it’s perfect πŸ™‚

FO: my kind of town cowl

Have I ever mentioned how much I loathe straight needles? This thing took forever to make because I can’t hold the weight without hurting my (way too tiny) wrists…

speaking of tiny wrists btw: I’m working on a new pattern: knotty gloves.

wip knotty gloves

I’m working the first 6cms of 2×2 rib, and with the same gauge and needles the thing is getting quite big.. I’m not sure if it’s supposed to be this loose, but I’ll have to do a test knit with my 2,25mm needles to see if it’ll look better.

wip knotty gloves

It’s nice and soft tho (malabrigo sock).. hmmm… gloovesss

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