FO Friday!!!

FO Friday is back after our Black Friday diversion last week. Enjoy!

Cate, Cate, Cate. Always such a gorgeous model! This is her Beaded Beret designed by the folks at Churchmouse Yarns and Teas. She used Madeline Tosh Pashmina in perennial favorite color Tart. Cate's glasses, lip color, hat color, bead color, hair color and style - it all works so well!

How sweet are these? It's a bit hard to tell but they are tiny! Cate knit these for Bizarre Market's Tiny Auction (Nov. 23-Dec. 9) with all the proceeds going for a Young Richmond Writers scholarship program. If you haven't heard, Bizarre Market has set up its holiday shop upstairs at Chop Suey Books and it's full of locally made gifts of all sorts. There just might be some handknits by Cate for sale, too.....

Katherine looks lovely in her "Infinity Cowl" from knitsimple holiday 2012! She used Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Bulky in one of their tone-on-tone colors. Festive and warm!

Clenise enjoyed knitting the Churchmouse Yarns and Teas Welted Cowl (and Infinity Loop) so much she knit two! This color block version utilizes both Berroco Ultra Alpaca and stash. Love it!

This is Clenise's second Welted Cowl knit out of Malabrigo Worsted in a gorgeous minty color.

Brandy stopped by to say hello and show us her gorgeous Riding to Avalon pullover designed by Connie Chang Chinchio. Brandy knit hers out of Berroco Ultra Alpaca - a gorgeous wool and alpaca blend. Riding to Avalon was first published in the fall 2008 edition of knitscene and was re-issued in Interweave's The Best of knitscene. You can also download the individual pattern directly from Interweave. Great to see you and your lovely sweater!

Could Roz be glaring at the bucket drummers on the corner across the street? Perhaps but she looks lovely doing it in her latest FO. The pattern is "Biscotti" by Lori Versace which is available for purchase on Ravelry here and she used Plain & Fancy Sheep & Wool.  Lovely sweater.  Lovely, withering look.

Becky joined us for knit night last Tuesday wearing her Central Park Hoodie knit out of Malabrigo Worsted in color Paris Night. The Heather Lodinsky-designed pattern was super-popular when it came out in the Fall 2006 issue of knitscene. It's since been republished in the best of knitscene, too, and you can purchase it directly from Interweave. I love the leather toggles she used! Fantastic!

Beth was a shy model so we styled her ruched stitch on her backwards. She used The Fibre Company's Tundra - a squishy blend of baby alpaca, merino, and wool, in Snowdrift. Gorgeous!

We loved the surprise on the camera when we arrived the morning after Tracy's final Cozy Mittens class - this great picture of finished mitts! In no particular order: Tesni, Sally, Robin, and Tracy! We'll no doubt be offering this class after the new year so if you're sorry you missed this session, worry not! I hope to have the January-April schedule up soon.

Stopping by just before closing was Becky - and her stunning blanket! She modified the Mitered Square Blanket pattern from Mason Dixon Knitting by Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne and used Stonehedge Fiber Mills' Shepherds Wool to gorgeous effect. This picture does not do it justice. Thanks for sharing!

I don't know how I missed this Ripley hat designed by Ysolda Teague. The slouch is knit in so you never have to futz with your hat to get the right amount of slacker slouch. I used Tundra (in color Lingonberry) from The Fibre Company. And it just took one skein, which is a beautiful thing (I went for the 'less slouch' option in the pattern - if you prefer full-slouch or have a larger head, you might need a bit of a second skein). This pattern is available as an in-store ravelry download or in Ysolda's Whimsical Little Knits 2.

Early morning Black Friday I was frantically decorating the window for the holidays. After a super-early trip to AC Moore for 'snow' and lots of fishing wire later, something was still missing. Enter the Woolly Wreath (and Garland) from Churchmouse Yarns and Teas. Their pattern calls for a larger wreath form but AC Moore had only the 8" version. No worry - it was perfect - only one skein of Erika Knight's Fur Wool and some scrap yarn for sewing - voila, festive and furry wreath! The pattern calls for yarn to be doubled but there was no need to do this with Fur Wool. A quick knit, for sure!

Thanks for sharing all of your lovely knits! Please keep them coming!

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