May 2018 Finished Objects

May is coming to a close and I thought I’d do my May round-up a day early. I knit a little and a lot.
May’s FO’s
Here’s what I was able to accomplish in the month of May:

  • I’ve got my matching Durumi tees for me and the Bean. I really do love how this color combo came out. And how perfectly Beanie’s tiny tee came out too.
  • My test knit for Tin Can Knits. It’s still under embargo so I can’t share the finished object photos (they’re really good), but look at how pretty this Miss Babs Yowza colorway came out!
  • And finally my Dotted Rays shawl. I love this thing. It’s huge and the yarn is squishy and it’s keeping me warm in my freezing office.

A small collection of pieces but all worth the time and the yarn. And now I’ve got a metallic pink Togue Pond tank on my needles and I’m thinking of starting up an Askews Me Shawl as a gift for a friend.  What were you able to finish this month? What are you working on next?

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FO: Stranded Sets

To test my stranded colorwork I decided a hat was probably the best way to start. So when my girlfriend was telling me how her toddler didn’t fit baby sized hats I decided to use that as an opportunity to test out my stranded knitting skills and make her a hat.
Finished Prism Triangle Hat
I chose the Prism hat, part of the Mad Colour collection from Tin Can Knits and I went with the triangles option. I just used the leftover bits from my husband’s shades of blue sweater I made in December.
Prism hat
My tension wasn’t too tight and I did my best to be neat with my floats and consistent with how I was throwing my yarn. I’m still a mess on how to hold yarn in both hands but more practice will hopefully make it more comfortable. All in all I was pretty proud with how this one turned out.
Prism hat
And I added a button to the inside of the hat to secure the pompom so that my girlfriend can wash the hat and remove the pompom.
Prism hat
Did I also mention how extremely helpful Jellybean was during this process? LOL she just had to be all up in my knitting this time. And because of that I decided that my girlfriend’s dog also needed a new sweater to coordinate with her human sister. You may remember them from this adorable dog and baby sweater set.
Sparkle sweater with colorwork
I actually had the same shades of the light and dark blue from my husband’s sweater in worsted weight (it’s all Berroco Vintage in dk and worsted weight) from a scarf I made him years ago and just used the leftover yarn for test knitting. The pattern is the Sparkle dog sweater that I’ve made a billion times before – it’s just a super easy top down knit.
Sparkle sweater with colorwork
I carried over the triangles pattern to a little patch on the middle just to make them coordinate. Because why not when you’ve got the chance to keep practicing. And I was fortunate enough to FaceTime with my girlfriend when they go their package and I’m happy to say that toddler and dog’s items both fit! On to the next stranded knitting project!