September’s FO’s

September has come and gone and we are deep into what my husband calls pumpkin spice season (he’s so basic). Over the weekend it was actually 45 degrees when I got up to walk the dogs. But that also means it’s sweater weather. I realize for this area I make a ton of cardigans because it’s freezing in the morning and then hot by the afternoon. It’s a nice layer to have. And in September I was able to finish a few pieces transitional weather pieces for myself AND on Saturday night I finished a lovely piece for my BFF Jess I’ll be sharing this week.
September FO’s
So here’s what I was able to accomplish:

  • A Bandana Cowl using yummy Fibre Co. Tundra yarn. I’ve got a new light jacket in olive green that this will go perfectly with…now if I’d just sit down and knit myself a hat.
  • My Mint Madness Cardigan, which also matches perfectly with my knit Chuck Taylors which makes me even happier.
  • My Freestyle Fade that I cannot WAIT to wear but I need it to be 60 degrees as the high before I do that.
  • The Perfect Pink Storm for my BFF Jess. I’m going to talk about this one in depth on Wednesday but you can check my Ravelry page for now. This project was a a mix of the perfect yarn, the perfect pattern for the perfect person. I love it.

And currently, I’ve got a cardigan on my needles based on a request from my Mom. Whenever she points out something I’ve made for myself that she wants I make a mental note to add that to my ‘Must Make Mom’ list. Her birthday is next week and it might not be done in time but it will definitely be soon and I think she’s going to love it.

So what were you able to accomplish in September? Share!

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FO: Team Brights Bandana Cowl

The folks over at the Fibre Company put a call out a few weeks ago for yarn ambassadors and I was chosen! What does that mean? On occasion they’ll send me some yummy yarn to try and share my thoughts here. They’re launching new colors in their yarns and they sent me over skeins of their Tundra yarn in two new colors, Sockeye Salmon (left) and Krill (right).
Tundra bandana cowlThis yarn is insanely yummy. Tundra is made up of baby alpaca, merino wool and silk and is so squishy. So what was a girl to make? I had two skeins of each color and decided I wanted a new cowl for fall and pulled out a trusty pattern, Purl Soho’s Bandana Cowl.
Tundra bandana cowl
I decided to use the speckled color Krill for the main body and the edging in the Sockeye Salmon color (since I wear makeup I try to stay away from lighter colors directly on my face so I don’t transfer that on the yarn). My coats always tend to be neutral and this will go beautifully with my new olive colored fall coat. I’m just waiting for colder weather! I whipped this up in just a few short hours on a Saturday afternoon over the long weekend.
Tundra bandana cowl
So the folks at Fibre Co. are going to be showcasing their new colors on social media with the hashtags #TFCNeutrals and #TFCBrights. Clearly I’m on Team Brights so look for more from them on giveaways and info on the new colors.

So have any of you knit with Tundra? They’ve totally made me a fan!

July’s FO’s

August, it’s so bittersweet. My birthday is at the end of the month (YAY!) but that also means summer is coming to an end (sigh…). So here’s what I was able to finish in the month of July.
July's FO

Technically I finished knitting the doll this month but since I didn’t give her any clothes I’ll count that towards August’s finished objects. And since August is my birthday month, I’m going to keep with tradition and knit myself something and perhaps in my favorite color, green. I’ve got three different types of yarn (dk, worsted and bulky) in sweater quantity in gorgeous emerald green I’m excited to cast on with but just not sure which project I’ll make yet or which yarn I’ll choose. I also want to buy myself this yarn as a present to myself. I love the black and ashland colors and am thinking of making myself another Fable cardigan in either of those gorgeous colorways.

So how productive was your July?!