Friday, October 10, 2014

FO Friday: Small Things Are No Sweat

I finished my first (of many) October KAL projects this week! This first one is for the Hops & Hanks Fall KAL, and it's knit with a new exclusive base of yarn available at A Good Yarn Sarasota called A Good Yarn Fingering. You can choose from a 50g skein for $15 or a full 4oz skein for $32. I used a 50g skein in the Autumn Jewels colorway, and I have enough left over to knit another pair of socks or perhaps even a matching hat!
Knit with A Good Yarn Fingering in Autumn Jewels
Speaking of which....this pattern is from my back catalog, the Sweetest Baby Socks. When I originally designed these socks, I used one of my favorite superwash yarns for gifted items, Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock.

Knit with Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Sunshine
While I would still very much recommend this yarn, the put-up has changed for Shepherd Sock, which makes purchasing a skein of it specifically for this project a tad impractical (however, if you have a leftover skein lying around, go ahead and cast on!!). At any rate, I have updated this pattern to include both yarn options, and I have also added a chart and revised some of the instructions for clarity and ease of knitting.

Anyone who has purchased this pattern before I release the matching hat pattern I'm working on for later this year will receive a coupon code to purchase the forthcoming Sweetest Baby Hat for only $2!

In other news, I also finished the one-skein cowl I started during my trip to Minnesota last week! The pattern is the Cupid Cowl by Bobbi IntVeld, and I used one skein of Spud & Chloe Sweater in one of their new colorways, #7532 Pine Needle. It turned out to be the perfect travel project because the pattern stitches were so easy to read that I didn't have to constantly refer back to the written instructions as I knit. Also, it was interesting enough to keep me entertained during some pretty long delays, but not so complicated as to bend my mind into a pretzel!

As you might have guessed, I also have several finished skeins of handspun yarn at this point, but I will be saving them for my post-Spinzilla blog post this coming Monday. I hope everyone has a fun and fibery weekend!

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