FO Fun: Finished Alpaca Projects

Remember that beautiful skein of alpaca yarn that I showed off a few days go?  Here are the FO’s that I created from it.  It love these finished alpaca yarn projects!

First off, I knit I scarf.  I used a lacy rib stitch I got out of a book called The Essential Stitch Collection.  It’s a simple pattern that was easy to do while relaxing.

Here are few pictures of the project.  If you are interested, head on over to the project page on Ravelry, too.

When I finished the scarf, I noticed I I could probably get a hat out of what I had left.  So, I did.  Here is the Fishtail Hat!

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The detail shot in the beginning of the post is actually from this hat.  I got the pattern out a 2008 page-a-day calendar with knitting patterns.  I got the collection at a creative reuse store.  Some of the patterns are a little dated, but most of them are pretty timeless, and I only recently have been referring to the collection for inspiration.  I sort of forgot about it, but rediscovered it when I was looking for something new to knit.

Again, if you are interested, here is the project page for this hat is available to see on Ravelry, as well.

So, that’s what I knit with my beautiful skein of alpaca yarn.  I quite pleased with the outcomes, and I am wearing them when I go outside today.

 

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Finished Object: Second Raglan

Yup, my second raglan sweater from here is complete!  I finished it last night and am wearing it today.

Again, it’s based on the raglan sweater pattern found in Knitting for Dummies.  I modified the particular sweater so the length is shorter, and and it’s short-sleeved, as well.

I worked on this sweater while at work, while at having good conversation at my in-laws’ house, and while watching TV at home.  I finished it at home because you have to keep track of sleeve row and decreases, so I need a place where I could keep better notes.

The yarn is interesting, in that I have no idea what it is.  I think its heavy worsted/aran weight.  I got it from the yarn mill ends bin at AC Moore.  No matter what it is, I really like the color and the texture.

So, that’s my second raglan. Yay!  If you want to see the details on Ravelry, head on over to the project page.

Finished Object! Raglan Sweater

Wo hoo!  I finally finished to Top Down Raglan Sweater pattern from Knitting for Dummies.  I’m actually surprised as to how good it came out, considering you need to knit a swatch for it.  (Yeah, really!)

I’m really proud of it.  My husband said it’s the most professional looking garment I’ve knit to date.  That’s means a lot to hear that!  Thanks, honey!  I’m wearing it at work today, and have gotten a few compliments on it.

This took longer than expected to knit because I had stitches in my right arm, and as the sweater would twist up from knitting the sleeves, I had to keep lifting and unwinding the sweater.  This was putting pressure on my arm and pulled at my stitches, so I had to stop.

Well, last Tuesday, the stitches came out, and started finishing the sweater on Friday.  I was done with what was left of the first sleeve, completed the second sleeve (which went much faster than the first), and weaved in all my ends by Sunday afternoon.  Boom!

If you want to see the details about the sweater, I recommend popping over to its project page on Ravelry.

Otherwise, if you want to catch up on the saga of this sweater, read the post about it here.

Yes!  I’m done!  What have you finished lately in your crafty endeavors that you are proud of?