My first official FO of 2008: The Cozy V-Neck Sweater. After waiting for a couple of days, it was finally dry and ready for modeling this weekend! WooHoo!
Pattern: Cozy V-neck from the Fitted Knits book by Stephanie Japel. On Ravelry.
Size: 36 1/” (93 cm)
Yarn: Cascade Pastaza – 6 balls
Needles: KP Options size 9 for the body and size 7 for the ribbing
Modifications: None really, just increased the body ribbing to hit me mid-hip instead of at my waist. The pattern is really straight-forward and well written. I actually want to make another one in a different color!
My second official FO of 2008: The Republic Hat by Nicole Reeves. On Ravelry. I really needed a hat this winter. I was leaning towards the Le’ Slouch by Wendy Bernard. But after showing the two patterns to Caveman, he helped me decide on this one instead. I will make Le’ Slouch soon though.
Pattern: The Republic Hat by Nicole Reeves
Yarn: Cascade 128 – 3/4 of 1 skein
Needles: KP Options Size 10
Modifications: None – well I knit mine using the magic loop method, ’cause I didn’t own any size 10 dpns. This is a great pattern! Nicole designed this hat based on one she’d seen in the Banana Republic that was really pricey and cheaply made. This is a super quick-knit hat and really warm too. Mine still needs a button, but I haven’t gotten to the store yet. So to make mine wearable now, without the button, I just stitched down the flap. This way it still looks like a flap but it doesn’t move around – see?
I wore this out yesterday afternoon and I was getting lots of looks. Hum? Anyway that’s all for now, I’m off to do some real work! LOL 😉