January’s FO’s

January, where did you go? How is it already February?
January FO
This month I completed three sweaters and am already 3/4 of the way finished with a 4th sweater.

  • My Trail Jacket: I haven’t taken pics or blogged about this one yet (hence the bathroom selfie) but I’ve worn it 4 times since I finished it. I love this piece and surprise, surprise…it’s a neutral!
  • Safia’s sweater: It’s becoming an annual thing that my first finished object of the year goes to my cousin.
  • My Happy Little Sweater: Um…this is just sunshine and joy wrapped up into one cardigan.

Also I found it really amazing how many responses Karen from Fringe Association got on her post asking if people were sweater knitters or accessories knitters. Over 500+ comments and the majority of folks say they’re sweater knitter. I’m not alone, although after seeing a billion Find Your Fade Shawls I kind of want to join in on all the fun. LOL Also I saw this post last night on Instagram.
Rocky Road Cardigan

And now I’m obsessed with the Rocky Road cardigan and want to make one for myself in the medium length. I have enough yarn in various colors but I might actually make it a neutral and use the camel colored yarn from my frogged Flaum cardigan. I think this might be a good coat to wear into spring. So what did you accomplish last month and what are you hoping to accomplish this month?

17 Replies to “January’s FO’s”

  1. Everyone seems to be making the Find Your Fade shawl! I’m running a KAL for people going to Squam in June, and a lot of people have chosen that one. I love your bathroom selfie! Hopefully see you in a week or so! (Did you see I responded to your response?)

    1. No! I didn’t see your response, you’re coming to town? I’ll shoot you an email πŸ™‚

    2. Oh and yeah I may get sucked into the Find Your Fade KAL madness. They’re all just too pretty!

    1. Thank you. I’m mildly obsessed with the Trail Jacket. It’s soft but sturdy and since it’s a neutral I throw it on with everything. It’s a really great layer right now.

  2. I have to say I am not a shawl fan. I love to knit socks and sweaters πŸ˜€Currently, I have two sweaters on the needles (Flax Sweater and Armande). Both are down to finishing one sleeve. I am thinking they will make good Super Bowl knitting.

    1. I’m not a shawl knitter either but I’m loving all the Find Your Fade Shawls that keep popping up in my timeline. I don’t even like to knit on size 4’s but I feel like I will end up casting on out of shawl envy.

  3. Love love your Trail Jacket — and that’s such a cute outfit! I finished a couple of longstanding projects at the beginning of the month, but haven’t had any recent FOs. I’m working on a secret sweater for my partner right now, and I can’t blog about it as he likes to read my posts, but that it taking most of my knitting energy at the moment. I’m almost done with the sleeves, then I’ll knit the body and join everything up πŸ˜€

    1. I love a good secret sweater for a sweetie πŸ™‚ I’m down to the sleeves and button band on a seamed sweater I’m working on and I can’t wait to finish it. Even picked out my buttons last night.

  4. That trail jacket is gorgeous with pink! Love the way texture livens up the neutral monochrome. I think your frogged sweater yarn would be stunning in the Rocky Road.
    Last month was a biggish one for me, given the broken arm: Dr. G’s vest; double-reversible hat and mittens; toddler pullover; a couple of cowls; and a girlfriend knitted mesh shopping bag. For the coming month, I’ve got repairs on the pullover (toddler’s head is bigger than I thought!); a purl soho sweater for Mom; and a gansey sweater for the little one. I guess I balance about evenly between sweaters and accessories. I like to try out and color combinations on smaller projects. Being a short person, I prefer cowls to shawls. They’re more manageable and don’t overwhelm me.

  5. Keep them garments comin’. I like seeing your work and reading about them. I only accomplished two FO’s in January, my Frankie socks and the Valentine’s Day bunting, but I did also make nine thank cards and three birthday cards.

    1. I love seeing your paper crafting. I’ve tried but just don’t feel like I have the patience or creativity for it.

  6. I’m typically a sock person, but watching your beautiful creations have rekindled a desire to make my own, so I dug out an FO that’s been languishing for a year (started last winter during a blizzard where we were snowed in for 3 days) and am almost ready to separate the sleeves πŸ™‚ Happy knitting πŸ™‚

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