Monday, January 30, 2006

FO Day One

Show Me Your FO!!!

We begin FO week with two WIP's that were completed over the weekend. First up is a beautiful pair of socks by Stephanie. Go look . . . can you believe this is her FIRST EVER PAIR???? As a new sock knitter myself, I appreciate the sock tips she's shared. And I think my next book purchase will have to be Sensational Knitted Socks!!!! Best of all, these socks also get her credit in the 2000 Socks KAL. Yea for multi-tasking!!!

Another Pair of Brown SlippersI have a FO today too, the slippers I started last weekend in Vermont.

Adult Bed Slippers
Cast on: 1/22/006
Completed: 1/28/06
Lion Brand Wool-Ease Chunky - Walnut

I'm glad I decided to spice the second one up a bit by doing a provisional cast-on and practicing my Kitchener Stitch on the back seam. It worked beautifully and looks much better than the sewn one. I think the three-needle bind-off may have worked too, but I actually like doing Kitchener! These are like the brown slippers I made for my brother for Christmas, just not as big!!!

If you haven't joined FO Week yet, it's not too late! Finish off your lingering projects and strut your stuff!! I'm also thinking of doing some prizes, just to make it even more fun (who doesn't like prizes??). Everyone who enters will have a chance at a prize, and for each FO you post this week you'll get another chance. So come on, sign up!!

Thanks to everyone who sent me healing wishes over the weekend. I'm still a bit stuffy, but feeling much better. I talked to my friends, and they all gathered at someone else's house to hang out, so I was glad to hear I didn't spoil everyone's evening.

Just in time to cheer me up and make me feel better, look what arrived in the mail!!

Surprise!!!A sweet surprise from Lynne, who I was spoiling during Secret Pal 6. Aren't those the cutest socks you've ever seen? The little lambie heads on the back are so cute . . . they even have gooley eyes!!! I am loving the Knit Simple magazine, there are several projects I'm considering trying (including a really pretty sweater). Thank you so much Lynne, you are so sweet!

Okay, I'm off to work on my next WIP, with high hopes of flashing another FO tomorrow.


chris said...

Your slippers look awesome, Karen! And I have to say, you have MUCH smaller feet than your brother, which must've been such a relief this time around! ;-) I love the walnut color and they look so comfy. I know I said it last time, but I'm really going to give those a try- they look so cozy for wearing around the house. Stephanie's socks are gorgeous, too! I'd better get cracking on my WIP's so I can at least get a 1 by my name. ;-) What a wonderful gift from Lynne, too- those socks are adorable! The perfect pick-me-up for recovering from your cold. Thanks for the updates and take care! :-)

Stephanie said...

Oooh! Prizes! Now I really have to get off my butt and block that scarf!!

Jenn said...

Is it too late to join? I'm in - I've been wanting to get some of those FO's off the needles before the year progressed on any longer!

amandazen said...

Great FOs! I have one to add to Monday that I just finished...

Rumba Socks.


Anonymous said...

I'm so glad that you liked your little surprise...I liked having you as a pal! Glad you are feeling better.

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