Unexpected FO’s for October

Well, a week ago I was afraid this would be my first month without a FO and that was very sad but a couple of things happened that have led to two FO’s!

First up – the Upside Down Daisy Hat by Susan B. Anderson.  You can find it in Itty Bitty Knits (check your library!).  I have to say that it was this book that really turned me on to knitting baby hats.  If you do have lots of little people this book is a must own.  I’ve made many of the patterns and a few them (such as the Daisy) I’ve made multiple times.  It’s my go-to book for the little ones.  I have friends who are active foster parents and they were blessed with a newborn baby girl earlier this month and so the Daisy seemed perfect for her.  I realize it’s October and a pumpkin would’ve been more seasonally appropriate but my friends currently have a little boy and I know they have been craving pink in their home so I wanted something very girly and a pink daisy is nothing if not girly.  Plus, a little ray of sunshine in this very dreary time of year is always nice.

Pattern: Upside Down Daisy by Susan B. Anderson Yarn: labeless stash

Pattern: Upside Down Daisy by Susan B. Anderson
Yarn: labeless stash

The next thing that happened was that the project I was working on finished up last week so I’ve had some time off before the next project starts which gave me some much needed time to work on an order I have for Christmas.  Of course, I’m talking about the mermaid lapghans that are all over the internet.  My friend has ordered one for each of her two daughters. I ordered the yarn from Knit Picks and I’m using the Brava held doubled.  The price and quality of the Brava can’t be beat so I got a huge box of Brava in the mail and started off.  The first one was requested to be pink and the second purple and I’m putting a blue fin on the pink one and a green fin on the purple one.  I started the first one about a month ago and this week was just what I needed to finish it.  They look like a lot of knitting but they really knit up fast.  The fish scale stitch is fun and seems to keep it moving along.  I’m taking a couple of days to cleanse my palette with some of my other neglected projects and then start number 2 on Monday.

Pattern: Mermaid Tail Lap Blanket for Children and Teens by Angie Hartley Yarn: Knit Picks Brava Colors: Cotton Candy and Sky

Pattern: Mermaid Tail Lap Blanket for Children and Teens by Angie Hartley
Yarn: Knit Picks Brava
Colors: Cotton Candy and Sky

Apologies for the picture – I could not get the colors to turn out right in any kind of light so it’s a bit more vibrant in person!

2 thoughts on “Unexpected FO’s for October

    • Sure – it is 35 1/2 inches long, not including the tail. With the tail it is 47 inches long. And, it’s 27 inches wide. I’m using Knit Picks Brava Worsted held together on size 11 needles. The final took not quite one skein and the body took 6 skeins and I used all 6. If you buy the pattern I made the blanket for 2-3 year olds because it came out so big (the girls who are getting them are 4 and 7). Hope that helps!

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