Finished-Object-Friday #6

Welcome to FO Friday, the final holiday gift edition! These were the last two stragglers of holiday presents that I finished just in time to gift by Christmas. (Sorry, Mom, I promise you’ll get your cuffs soon!)

Super Quick Hat:

Cascade 220 Superwash

I know this hat doesn’t look finished, but it is. I cast this on Christmas Eve night and finished it in the car on the way from Long Island to Connecticut on Christmas Day, whew! I actually wove in the ends just before walking in the door. Thankfully, it was a quick knit: worsted weight yarn held double on size 10 needles. I did a basic 3×3 waffle knit pattern, one of my favorites for hats, with a few stripes thrown in because I was running out of yarn. Easy peasy!

Beach-y Beribboned:

Cephalopod Yarns Traveller, colorway San Francisco Bay

After knitting three pairs of my Beribboned Wrists pattern over the last couple of months, I just realized I was adding a couple of extra rounds in between the yarnover rounds that the ribbons go through, woops! No wonder they were coming out so long… but that’s ok. I knit them for tall, thin teenagers who can pull off fingerless mitts that lace nearly all the way up their forearms, see:

Why is she hiding her beautiful face?!

Gorgeous! Here’s another great picture of happy knitwear recipients:

Stylin’.

I love my little cousins. šŸ™‚ They really adore getting handmade gifts and it just warms my knitterly heart to no end. Now that the holidays are over, all of my knitting attention will be given to a couple of design deadlines I need to finish up. Then Mom’s cuffs. THEN THINGS FOR ME. (If I can drag myself away from my new wheel, that is…)

Happy Friday, everyone!

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14 thoughts on “Finished-Object-Friday #6

  1. So many happy knitwear recipients! Looks like you had a great Christmas. šŸ™‚ Also, one of these days I'm going to have to buckle down and try some Cephalopod yarn, because your projects knit with their yarn always look super-gorgeous!

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