August FO’s – an ode to monogamous knitting

Well, as much as I’m definitely not a monogamous knitter, months like this make me see there are benefits.  I have 3 FO’s this month – two were WIP’s that were pretty close to done and 1 was my Ravellenics project and there’s nothing like the Ravellenics to make me focus on one project.

First up is my Juxtaposed Hat.  This is a pattern by Sarah Shoo of the Cultivate & Create podcast and it’s free!!!  The yarn is from Destination Yarns on her Postcard base which is 75% superwash and 25 % nylon in The Q colorway.  This was some special yarn she dyed up right after the Cavs won the NBA championship.  (Although, someone mentioned it was also Gryffindor colors from Harry Potter).  My goddaughter is a huge Cavs fan so I ordered a skein and asked her mom what type of accessory she would prefer and hat was the winner.  I loved this patter by Sarah.  It’s a fun, quick knit and worked so well with the color changes in this yarn.  My goddaughter loved it and even agreed to model it.

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Next up is my Ravellenics project!  I’m happy to report it won the bronze medal in my local Olympic gathering.  For these socks I used the Prism pattern for the legs, the fish lips kiss heel and the round toe from Lara Neel’s Sock Architecture.  The yarn is Fresh from the Cauldron Schoodic Sock in the Tea Party colorway.  The colorway really read Halloween to me and I was lucky enough to find some leftover orange sock yarn in my stash to up the Halloween feel on the toes and heels.

And last (and the reason for the delay in today’s post) – my Little Purple Sailor Coat sweater.  I’ll do a longer post on this in a couple of weeks as it definitely has it’s own story to tell but I’m so pleased with how it turned out.  I’ll be blocking it tomorrow and sewing on a button.  And, it will makes it way to a very special little girl very soon!

 

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