Monday, April 1, 2013

Customer FOs: December

Welcome back, Kara! For those of you who have just started reading the blog, my friend and cupcake pusher, Kara, periodically steps in as a guest blogger here to do a monthly round up of projects made from Dyeabolical® yarns and spinning fibers. Thank you everyone who shared their projects. They are so inspiring! You can buy Dyeabolical yarns & fibers in my online shop, on Etsy (which is a mirror of my online shop), at one of several shops or upcoming festival, or email me for a special order. Color cards and a description of each base can be found here.  --Rachel

It's time to catch up on the Customer FOs. I (Kara) apologize for the delay, but a winter of schoolwork and illness has kept me down a bit. I'm starting to feel better (yay!) and the semester is starting on the downhill slide, so let's talk about some lovely Dyeabolical FOs from the past few months. I will post December's projects today and January's projects later in the week.

FOs are Finished Objects. A finished object is any item knitted, crocheted, woven, felted, spun or otherwise transformed from Dyeabolical yarns or spinning fibers into another form (e.g. yarn knitted in to mittens, warp crocheted in to dishcloths, fiber in to a felted object, dyed top spun in to yarn).

Let's start with the last FOs of 2012:

First up, from Carol, the Waiting for Winter mittens in a one-of-a-kind worsted colorway. This mitten pattern, written by Susan B. Anderson, are great in a variegated or handspun yarn. (project page)

Karen used a skein of Strong Arm Skinny in Soldier Field to knit a lovely pair of D-Man socks. (project page)

Next up from Mary, are these Cabley Toe-Up Socks. She used Strong Arm Skinny in the Off With Her Red color. I love how the cable is a little bit of detail, but the pattern doesn't get lost in the variegation of the yarn. (project page)

Socks were popular this time around, with the next pair coming from Jenny. She used the Poison D'Art colorway to knit a great pair of ribbed socks. (project page)

Moving on to Handspun, Kara (Shells) did a fabulous job spinning up this BFL/Firestar in Katatomic. She spun this on her tibetan spindle, then navajo plied it on her wheel. Just gorgeous. (yarn page and blog post)

Wendy (Knit1Wendy), of the Knit 1, <3 a="" podcast="" too="">,  is spinning enough Flowershop Inferno for a sweater out of Portuguese Merino - she's off to a great start, this is just lovely!

December was quiet on the FO front, but you folks were busy in January! Look for the January update very soon.  In the meantime, if you have an FO you'd like to see here, send Kara an email at starmonkeybrass(at)gmail(dot)com or message me @karamichele on ravelry.

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