Remember the Dulaan Project? That’s where these FOs were destined.
08 October 2006
In which I display [lots of] FOs…
…and more pictures than you may want to see. My apologies to those on dial-up.
No. 1 (each stripe is knit with two strands of slightly different shades of blue):
No. 1, reversed (yup, it’s reversible — it wouldn’t have been warm enough otherwise; here I used two strands that were not so similar):
No. 2 (lined but not reversible; done with the Simple Check Pattern pattern from Barbara Walker’s A Treasury of Knitting Patterns, p.51):
No. 3 (not the greatest hat — I probably should have doubled-stranded the red — but servicable):
What can be made of these yarns? The two in the back are a sport weight wool and a Kroy wool sock yarn.
Why, it’s No. 4 (I truly had no idea when I worked out the stripe pattern in my head that it would turn out all Scandinavian-looking):
No. 5 (this is my favorite — can you see how yummy, cutesy softly cuddly it is? it makes me think of a skier in about 1955):
No. 6 (this is really the first hat where I felt like I designed something that turned out (these photos are not in anything like chronological order)):
Nos. 7 and 8 we’ve seen before:
My career as a user-up of old acrylic may be over. Jennifer over at majorknitter.com is asking for yarn for a school teach-the-kids-to-knit project, and my chunky
are going to the post office for her on Monday.
I’m still waiting to hear if they can use the sport weight
or the crochet cotton (loom warping?)
or the novelty yarns
If any of you can recommend a specific charity that could use these, please let me know in the comments. I know I could hunt one up myself, but I’m guessing y’all can help and save me the effort 😉
When all that crapylic is gone, guess what I get to knit?
Several are destined to become Dulaan sweaters and maybe socks. Others have more selfish destinations 😉
Note: that person in the background is my son, scrubbing the ashes off his shoes in the laundry tub. (I sent him outside to burn all the cardboard boxes that had accumulated.) When he saw me about to crop the photo he said to leave him in it so everyone could see his belt and his headphones (“It’s a cool picture of me, Mom!”). I suspect that you who are parents are much more impressed that he is scrubbing his shoes 🙂
I am laughing at your “cool” son who scrubs his shoes!
I definitely appreciate photo documentation of shoe-scrubbing sons! (Having never had one myself. . . ) 🙂
And have you knit up the wool? (No wonder your thumbs hurt…)
I wouldn’t send the novelty yarns to the school project. I have found in my knitting group at school that the children find these yarns frustrating and go better with yarn that is smooth and won’t get snagged so easily on itself:)
Yes, his belt and headphones are cool, but your son’s shoe-scrubbing is what has really endeared him to all of us!