Sunday, February 5, 2012

January FOs!

Hello again! Is it just me or did January fly by? Since the calendar reads February, that means it is time for the January finished object post and let me say, everyone was busy this month! Before we jump in, my name is Allison and I help Rachel put together these FO posts. You can find me as legalgirl on Ravelry and you can track me down on twitter, plurk and facebook by following the links on my Ravelry profile.

Now its time for what you have been waiting for ... the awesome finished objects from the last month! Thank you to everyone who shared pictures of their finished projects and handspun yarns made with Dyeabolical yarns and fibers in January. If you would like me to include your FO in an upcoming post (or if I have forgotten anyone!) email me at allison.levin [at] gmail [dot] com or message me through Ravelry.

This will be a picture heavy post. Those of you with slow internet connections may want to go have a cup of coffee while the page loads.

Since I'm writing the post, I am going to start with my own finished object! I used the December 2011 club colorway Miss Adelaide and Her Debutantes to make

a Cookie A sock pattern for my mom and I have enough leftovers to make a small monster for my cousins baby!

Jennifer, iWunder, bought 192 yards of Mashum handspun from the etsy store

and made this gorgeous scarf

which is for sale in Jennifer's etsy shop.

Next up is Nichol from Blue Goose Farms, who crocheted cowls out of some fiber club shipments

The top cowl is the January 2011 Yo-de-le-hee-hoo colorway, the middle cowl is from the February 2011 Chocolate, Wine and Cherries colorway and the bottom cowl is the March 2011 Carnivale colorway. These cowls are such a great use of handspun. I might have to make a few!

Lauren's friend Piddleloop Jen messaged Rachel and asked for her to dye them up a custom colorway based on Slayer's song "Raining Blood". It was inspired by a house they saw at Christmas time that was decked out in Christmas lights and blasting Slayer. Too funny! Less than two weeks after it was sitting wet in Rachel's kitchen, Lauren had crocheted

this amazing scarf. Lauren has a second skein of this Raining Blood colorway and I can't wait to see what she makes with it. There is even a Bling version of this colorway available in the store!

This custom colorway has also got me thinking that I might have to have Rachel dye me up a custom St. Louis Cardinals colorway for some Cardinals socks this season. Don't forget you just have to message Rachel here and she can help you with custom orders!

Tasha used Strong Arm Skinny in the Jo Rides a Motorbike colorway to make

a pair of cabled mitts using an Anne Hanson pattern.

Kathy also used Strong Arm Skinny to made a pair of fingerless mitts

out of the Always Rainbows colorways. If it ever gets cold here in St. Louis I might have to use one of my fingering weight skeins to make some mitts. All Rachel's fingering weight yarns for sale can be found here.

Erin spun some Merino Roving in the Davy Jones colorway into this DK weight yarn

and then knit up

this great pair of socks. I know I said it before, but one of my 2012 goals is to spin for socks,seeing such successful projects is great motivation!

Laura used Strong Arm 3ply that she purchased at Knitorious here in St. Louis to make

a pair of stockinette socks.

Casey also went to Knitorious and bought a skein of Strong Arm Skinny in the Lemon Drop colorway to make

this super bright and happy shawl using an Ysolda Teague pattern.

Melody bought some 100% Falkland Fiber in the We're All Mad colorway

and spun up this amazing yarn

Melody got an extraordinary 480 yards of a fingering weight yarn. I can't wait to see what she makes with this!

Heather spun some Corriedale fiber she bought on the etsy store into

this great yarn. The colorway is Winter is Coming and it is one of my favorite recent colorways and not just because I am obsessed with the Game of Thrones :) All of the spinning fibers Rachel has in stock can be found here.

Don't forget Rachel is now carrying Fabric and Ribbons in her store. I'd love to see any finished objects you complete with them! Email them to me at allison.levin[at]gmail[com] or PM me on Ravelry.

Great knitting, crocheting and spinning everyone! As always you can find everything at the Dyeabolical Store.

Until next time,

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