Gallery of Finished Objects
Everybody's got Unfinished Objects. So much that they are often called UFOs, a name that shows how much we are in a hurry to get back to some of them. But once in a while one escapes, and shows it's face in public. Here are some of mine:
These two hats are the same pattern and the same yarn, except one has an extra color. One gets worn almost daily and the other got lost for a year soon after I made it. You have to look closely to see any difference. The gray yarn is Romney and the white is English Leicester, both from Australia. I dyed some of the white yarn blue to make this my "OS X" hat. It is all three ply, about a typical sport yarn size but much firmer. The patterned band is a 2/1 diamond twill done in knitting.
A baby blanket done in 4-ply cotton. A friend gave me a pile of Bernat Handicrafter Cotton, so I used some of it for this simple garter stitch blanket. Yes, it is indeed a giant dishcloth, the kind aunts and grandmothers have been knitting for generations. I rarely make baby gifts from handspun because few people want to hand wash anything. It's still a bit linty after the first trip through the wash, so I'm going to toss it in with the next few loads of laundry.
Striped socks from Lana Grossa Fun and Stripes. This was my first go at a toe-up sock and only the third or so pair ever. They are a bit large and, yes, I made them that long with no shaping on purpose. I was trying to see just what I could get out of one of these 100g balls. As usual, my gauge goes all weird, the tops are wider than the feet. At least they are both the same kind of weird. The yarn is a superwash wool blend, something that is not noted on the ball band. Only the washing instructions, which I hadn't looked at, give a clue.
When I finally found out the sex of my friends' new baby, I wanted to make something little girl from handspun. The yarn, a fine 3-ply, may be Merino but I actually don't remember. I had it hanging around and it looked like it might work. I started this hat in a lace pattern that ballooned out hideously, so I ripped it and did moss stitch hearts instead. If you look really closely, you might even see them. The yarn is very soft but not very even, so the stitch pattern is almost entirely hidden in the texture. So much for project planning. The picture shows the hat drying over a plastic food container.