Tuesday, May 11, 2010
FO's: Barter Marketplace and Silent Auction
Two quick projects are finished - what a sense of accomplishment! I get a great feeling from finishing larger projects, but quick, little things make you feel like a rockin' knitter.
The first is a cute, cute, cute blue earflap hat that went to Mary Frances (of This is Marzipan) as part of the Barter Marketplace. I've said it before, and I'll say it again - this is a great idea and if you are interested in participating get in touch with Melissa. Not only is it really fun for me to knit for others, but the exchanges among all of us have been very touching. Both of the women I've exchanged with live hundreds of miles from me, yet we each found a way to use the internet (and US postal service) to bridge our distance, share with one another and support each other in our craft.
This hat is knit in cotton and is machine wash and dryable (pattern found here). I also added a few extra rows on the back side of the hat to provide a bit of extra coverage along the neck.
The second is another milo vest (first one here) I knit up for our girls' preschool silent auction. The event is this Friday and I'm happy to report that the vest already has one bidder (and it's not even my husband). So exciting! This is the same machine washable wool/cotton blend yarn I used in a previous project. I added the cable detail for this one and like the way it dresses it up. I also really like the way this garment takes shape - it's knit from the top down and the arms magically appear with a few bound off stitches.