Sunday, May 19, 2013

Customer FOs: February 2013

Hello again from Kara! Well, the tough semester has ended and my mini-break before my summer class starts is coming to a close. So let's catch up on all those FOs you guys finished in the last few months, shall we?

First up we've got the February FOs. If you aren't familiar with FOs, they 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).

Allison knit up the Skew socks using a skein of Strong Arm Skinny in 70s Dress Shirt. This is another one of those patterns that's great for variegated yarn and these socks are a great example. These would look great in any of the colors Rachel has in stock now.  (project page)

From Rachel, the yarn dyer and spinner herself, we have a pair of slippers knit out of a 3-ply sport weight handspun superwash cheviot in Themyscira. A fun, yet practical use of handspun (I always wonder what to do with the handspun I've acquired). (project page)

Tiffanie knit up a beautiful Saroyan using Worsted Weight Superwash in Shades of Olive. (project page)

Bethany knit this awesome necklace using Alter Ego in Whisper & Hush. I love how the yarn pooled on this & it would be great for your leftovers since is doesn't take a full skein. (project page

Michelle used some Bling Sparkly Sock in a custom colorway to knit this gorgeous Iron Maiden shawl. (project page)

Sarah from Yarn Geek Fibers was busy in February spinning and knitting both. 

First up, Sarah made this great crochet cowl/headband using Alter Ego in We're All Mad Here. (project page)

Next she spun a Polwarth/Silk blend in Blood Orange into this great fingering weight yarn... (yarn page

...and knit it into this gorgeous Wingspan. I have not seen a Wingspan knit out of handspun go wrong yet and I keep imagining how great any of the fiber in stock would look spun up and knit into one. (project page)

And that's it for February - as always, if you have an FO you'd like to have featured here, send me (Kara) an email at starmonkeybrass(at)gmail(dot)com or message me on Ravelry. :) 

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