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Friday, December 5, 2014

FO Friday: Jazzlynn's Christmas Presents

Happy Friday! I finally got enough decent light to partake in another edition of FO Friday! Today's FOs are more Christmas knitting, this time for Cameron's younger sister (who may as well be my niece and, if we were the religious kind, she'd be my goddaughter). Sooooo, let's get to it!

Waiting for Winter Mittens - Jazzlynn (link to Project Page)

Pattern: Waiting for Winter Mittens & Fingerless Mitts by Susan B. Anderson
Time Frame: started November 11, 2014; finished November 17, 2014
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash in 1971 Dark Periwinkle (~ 0.48 skeins = ~ 48 g = ~ 105.6 yds)
Needles: US #7 (4.5 mm)
Size: Small
Modifications: None other than sizing the hand and thumb length to Jazzlynn's hand.
Thoughts: This is my fourth pair of these gloves. There's nothing left to be said about them other than they're super easy and adaptable for all sorts of sizes...and I think I've said all this before. Just go buy the pattern and make them already :)

Next up.....

Barley for Jazzlynn (link to Project Page)

Pattern: Barley by tincanknits
Time Frame: started November 17, 2014; finished November 20, 2014
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash in 1971 Dark Periwinkle (~ 0.5 skeins = ~ 50 g = ~ 110 yds) - I'm not positive about the amount but it was most of the rest of the skein and I had a teeny little ball leftover.
Needles: US #5 (3.75 mm) and US #8 (5 mm)
Size: Child
Modifications: I used a smaller needle for the ribbing than what the pattern indicated. I also knit until 6.5" before starting the crown decreases. So, it has a very slight slouch to it...or it'll fit Jazzlynn's head. It fits Little Man...
Thoughts: This hat is stupid easy...and yet, I managed to screw up a teeny section of it. If you scrutinize the photos, you can see where the problem is located. I have no idea how it happened other than, apparently, I can't read my stitches as well as I thought I could. Oops. I could easily make it again and not screw it up. It's a lovely pattern and fits well.

And now, here are some outtakes and other photos from our photo session...

I swear Little Man wasn't *that* sick when we did these photos. It was horrible lighting due to rain in the afternoon, and someone would not hold the few good shots were just that: few.


Yeah, that happened.


  1. Congratulations on being done....I made Barley and it came out too big..this is when I started to realize I must be a loose knitter, as it was the third hat that came out too big...

  2. Oh, my gosh. Little man is fully a little boy. When did that happen? The mittens and hat are fantastic! You're working through your holiday knits incredibly quickly!

  3. This is a cute set. She will be so happy when she opens her gifts.