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A Few Finished Firsts

Hello!  I hope everyone has been enjoying the beautiful Autumn weather we’ve been having.  If you’re in New England.  I’m not sure how the weather is elsewhere.  🙂

Finished Objects:

My recently finished objects are all firsts for me.  I knit my first hat:

SockheadHat

The pattern is Sockhead Hat by Kelly McClure.  I used Jill Draper Makes Stuff Esopus in the Last Embers colorway, on size US 2 1/2 (3.0mm) needles.  I love this hat!  It fits well, and the yarn is soft and comfy against my forehead.

My next finished object is a pair of fingerless mitts (also the first I’ve knit) for my husband:

Dave'sMitts1

Sorry for the kinda terrible photo.  The pattern for these is Peekaboo Mitts by Abi Gregorio.  I used Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted in Black, on size US 7 (4.5 mm) needles.  Dave’s been asking for fingerless mitts for a little while now, and of course he wanted them in black, so I decided to finally whip some up for him.  They turned out soft and well fitting, and he loves them.  Yay!

Works in Progress:

Since Dave’s fingerless mitts turned out so well, I thought I’d make a pair for myself as well:

Mitt

I’m using the same pattern and the same yarn, except in brown.  The brown photographs better, so you can see the mitt better here.  I have one done, and one to go.

I also cast on a pair of socks:

VidaSocks

They are the Vida Socks by Mina Philipp.  I’m using Knit One, Crochet Too Ty-Dy Socks in colorway 1518, on size US 1 1/2 (2.5 mm) needles.  Mina is hosting a Vida Collection KAL (knit along) in her Ravelry Group through the end of the year.  I’m a pretty slow sock knitter, so I’m not sure if I’ll finish in time, but I thought I’d give it a try.

Spinning:

I finished spinning some fiber I’ve never spun with before:

YarnBabyCamelSilk

It’s 50% baby camel and 50% silk, and the fiber was hand dyed by Port Fiber.  I ended up with about 275 yards of a sport weight yarn.  The finished yarn is so soft and drapey, and I love it!  I’m not sure what I’ll knit with it yet, but I’m leaning towards a small shawlette or something to wear around my neck since it’s so soft.

Well, that’s it for now.  Until next time, Happy Crafting everyone!

~Sarah

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