FO Friday – Fast Finishes

Hi there everyone! Hope you all had a good week. I have yesterday and today off so it’s been nice to get some relaxation time with some good knits. I actually have some major progress to share!

  • Pattern: 205th St Hat (Ravelry Link) by Mat Kladney
  • Yarn: Valley Yarns Northampton in Ocean Heather
  • Timeline: Cast on 2/12; cast off 2/23

I cast this on when I was in some church meetings and didn’t want to be lugging around two at a time bulky weight sleeves. I’ve made this hat twice before and had the yarn leftover from my Ranch Coat. My mom had mentioned she wanted a hat, so this one will be going to her. I’ve actually gifted the first two versions of these I made, to my mom’s sister and her husband, so now she’ll match them 😀

I had almost a full skein of yarn leftover from my Fox Spirt Cardi (FO post coming tomorrow!) and I was searching for something quick and easy to do. Like the other hat, I’ve knit this pattern twice before but gifted both previous attempts. So its nice to have this one for me! It’s maybe a little too big, I used a size down on the body but used the same size for the ribbing and probably should have gone down a needle size from there. But it’s a nice big hat that I can actually wear my hair in a ponytail under so that’s good. I really love this pattern and the story/thought behind it. The hat celebrates the strength of women and I love that the motif kind of looks like little fists raised in strength. I made it for people who needed a bit of strength in their life at that time, and I love wearing it for that strength, even if it’s just around the house.

  • Pattern: Mixed Precipitation Socks by Carolyn Lisle
  • Yarn: Knit Picks Palette in Custard (yellow) and Shoal (teal)
  • Timeline: Cast on 1/4; cast off 2/25

I think I’ve shown these off a couple times. I test knit these for Carolyn, and I only needed to finish one sock by the deadline in mid January, which I did. I was actually pretty close to finishing these, I had gotten through the heel and most of the leg, so I was able to finish it off in a few hours. This is my first pair of colorwork socks, and I really like them! They’re nice and warm and cozy. This pattern is nice as well, it was pretty easy to memorize but looks really good!

I hope you all have a great weekend! Anyone doing anything fun?

14 comments

  1. Ohhh, I love all three projects – the hats are lovely, I like the story behind “she rises” (the pattern is truly pretty) and I like how “casual” the blue hat is!
    I also admired the socks on ravelry before – do you need two 50g balls for them, would that be enough to make a pair?

Leave a Reply to Backstage Knits (Kath) Cancel reply