Thursday, January 28, 2010

10 in 2010: FO1 & FO2

There's a group on Ravelry, 10 in 2010, that is dedicated to getting you to finish ten FOs in 2010 (with some variety). I have two (knitting) goals this year: (1) knit more projects for me and (2) use up some of my stash and this group is helping me do this. I just finished my second FO this year and they're both for me! Yay...woot, woot!

First, Mondo Cable Cardi by Bonne Marie Burns. I had originally planned to knit this back in November with the Boulder Knitting Collective KAL but didn't. I knit this with Dream in Color Classy, Grey Tabby. The fit is perfect. I've used this yarn many times but always gifted the finished project. So this is my first Dream in Color for me. (Not a great pic of me but a good one of the sweater!)
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Second, Nimbus by the Berroco Design Team. I think this was supposed to be a KAL with Bich-Thu but she's having a hard time nailing down a yarn that she wants to use so I went solo on this. I had some issues with my bind off on the shoulder for the front panels, which made the shoulders narrower than I would have liked, but it's still comfortable. Yarn used on this sweater is Berroco Peruvia Quick in Saddle Brown. This sweater is warm, light and comfortable. I lengthened the body by four inches and the sleeves by five inches.
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Now on to a belated baby shower gift. I was hoping to have three FOs in January but I'm having issues with the doily I'm working on. More details on both later.

6 comments:

morewithles said...

They are both adorable -- very flattering and wearable!!!

Becky said...

Very nice and so inspiring! Before you know it, your whole winter wardrobe will be handmade :)

Linda said...

I love the Dream in Color cardi, looks good on you. ;)

Amy said...

Thanks all for the compliments! This sweater knitting is fun!

Leanne Pressly said...

Love the second one... I have a sweater like that and it's sooo functional and useful.

Marilyn in NM said...

I love the Mondo cardi. It's in my favorites but still haven't knitted it. I've started 4 cardis in the last 3 months and have frogged every one of them. I guess I just keep concentrating on socks....lol.