Friday, January 28, 2011

#54 - FINISHED OBJECT FRIDAY: FENIMORE AND MORE

Fenimore Hat - Ravel it!

Last week, I excitedly bound off my Fenimore Hat and I've shared this already with the yarnies on Twitter and Ravelry, but I am completely in love. It's no surprise that Jared Flood has done it again with an entrancing and engaging pattern. The cables intertwine in a basketweave fashion that leads into pretty little star patterns at the crown. The cables are much less challenging to execute than they appear, and the texture shows off the subtle tonal variegation in the yarn. I'm in love and can see myself knitting more of these in the future.


Crazy Vanilla Sock - Ravel it!

And last night, I finished something that I've had much less love for - my first sock. I can't explain it. I can't blame the pattern, and I did feel like a bit of a magician when I turned my first heel. I think the yarn and I aren't getting along too well - it has no spring and tends to be a little splitty for me, as I'm a pretty tight knitter. Nonetheless, my sock ennui vanished when I realized I had to simply close the toe to bind off this vanilla sock. Let's hope I'm inspired to knit the second one, so my poor mother will finally have the pair of socks I promised her months ago.


The loveliness that is Madelinetosh yarn

Now, I'm fighting a tiny bout of startitis so I can make more progress on two sweaters on the needles. And I'll be starting a third in a few day with this gorgeous Madelinetosh yarn, which unfortunately is photographing more purple than blue in the skein.


Have you finished any new crafty projects this week? Don't forget to check out more yarny bloggers participating in FO Friday.

Happy knitting!!
xx

16 comments:

Leah said...

I love fenimore! The yarn looks so rich.

SillyLittleLady said...

That hat is gorgeous! You did a phenomenal job :D

Jess said...

The hat is lovely! I love the cables.

Good luck on the second sock - finishing that second sock sometimes takes me *forever*. Sock knitting is addictive, though, so don't be surprised if you suddenly find yourself with a large stash of sock yarn.

CraftyCripple said...

I love Jared Flood. I believe the first pattern I bought was one of his. That hat is pure gorgeousness. I am also covering that Tos yarn. It looks scrummy.

Affiknitty said...

I've admired the Fenimore pattern before but yours really makes me want to knit it! I think you picked perfect yarn for it. The color of the yarn really shows off the texture.

Good luck on the second sock!. They get easier the second time around!

Tami Klockau said...

Wow, your hat is amazing, as is the sock. Of course, I don't need to say this because it's just implied, but I just want to pet the yarn.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

i love the hat!!

~RaenWa~ said...

I love your Fenimore its gorgeous.

Allison said...

Yes, I love Jared Flood's patterns. You hat is beautiful!

Kathleen said...

I love that hat! The cables and yarn really do combine in a beautiful way. And ugh, splitty yarn. I'm sorry that it's plaguing your sock project, but at least it made for a very pretty (if irritating) sock?

Jane said...

That hat has so much beauty - in the yarn, color and texture. I love it and love Brooklyntweed! I have never seen Madelintosh in person, but want to make - oh can't remember the name of the shawl - well, I'll have to look it up.

g-girl said...

hmmmm...a third sweater? can't wait to see what it is!

Kate! said...

Why is Jared Flood so amazing?! Love the hat. It's really beautiful!

I'm trying to finish a sock, but I'm at the end of the second one, and it feels like I've become allergic to the yarn. I just don't want to pick it up! Why is it so hard to just finish?!

iknit2purl2 said...

Love your new hat! I'm going to have to queue that one too! You find the nicest patterns!

AC said...

Lovely hat. Finishing a second sock is so hard...I know some people work on both of them at once, but I can't bring myself to do that.

Alexandra said...

Ooh I love the hat! Congratulations on your first sock! It helps if you cast on the second one soon, even if you only knit a few rows :)