Friday, July 13, 2012

FO Friday

Well I don't have too much to show today (especially compared to last week). The only one of my WIPs that I really finished is this hat for my Grandpa. It's actually for Christmas! Go me for being ahead!


I know that that's a terrible picture, but I literally just finished it. So I don't have great lighting. It's a really dark gray. I promise I'll get better pictures when my model gets back from Chicago!

I also made two potholders last night. I'd been meaning to use up this super bulky yarn for quite some time. It's such a useless yarn to have in your stash. I think anyway.



Check out more finished items at FO Fridays.

-CH

14 comments:

  1. You only finished one less item than last week. Go you! :)

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  2. I'm sure he will love the hat, it looks perfect to pull down over the ears and get on with life.

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    1. Thanks! I made him one just like it last year and he's told me a few times how much he loves it. So that helps!

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  3. Hee hee I'm getting ahead on xmas too. Doesn't it feel good ;)

    P.s. I think that is a great picture. I haven't been able to figure out how to get nice white-background pictures of my knit goods and I think they look very professional. I assume you are using a lightbox?

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    1. Actually, this is florescent lighting reflecting off of an off-white countertop in my kitchen. I usually like to get pictures outdoors with natural lighting, but it was late and I wanted to get this post up.

      I have before laid my items on a white piece of poster board to get a nice white background. I've heard that holding a piece of poster board up will help to reflect the light back onto your project will help eliminate the shadows in your picture (I haven't tried this though!)

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  4. Oh, Christmas & gifts, maybe I should get started! Go you for getting a jump on it & using up stash yarn!!

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  5. I just adore adore your hat! Looking super cozy and toasty~ Beautiful color, too! Bravo!

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    1. Thank you so much! It's such an easy knit too, it's just the 10 inches of ribbing that tends to drag on!

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  6. I agree about that yarn. The first time I saw it, I liked the tweed idea of it but I just can't seem to find projects that it would work well with. I tried a cowl but it looks like a big pile of oatmeal to me so I don't wear it.

    Your pot-holders are the best thing I've seen it in ... maybe I might try that too.

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    1. Thanks! I actually bought it to make a winter braided-cable headband. But it's so thick, I never wear it. I feel like it makes my head look huge! I've thought about unraveling it to make more potholders.. What's the point of having something I'll never wear?

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    2. I agree. I'm going to make potholders with mine. Arggggggghhhh ... I have 2 skeins left ... that means potholders for every day of the week!!! LOLOL!

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  7. love the hat! it's a perfect grandpa hat!

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    1. Thanks! I think so too. Especially since he loved the first one I made so much!

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