the last FO of 2006

Well, this was a good, fairly happy, productive year. It went by too fast! I don’t think I’ll be compiling the whole ‘list of FOs’ that I’ve seen other places (although it might actually be fun) but I do know I knit an awful lot this year! Remember Limerick, my Olympic sweater? Now there was good times.

The yarn from the end of the last post was Handmaiden 12-ply cashmere. Say it with me: yummmmmmm. I bought 2 skeins of it at the lettuce knit boxing day sale (just because I was workin’ doesn’t mean I wasn’t buyin’) and turned it into this awesome neckwarmer.

This is actually the third incarnation of the neckwarmer, but luckily third time was the charm. First two times it was too big – 64 sts on 9 mm, then 54 sts. This one is 50 sts on 8 mm and fits perfectly, nice and snug. Just alternating st st and rev st st to make it easy to scrunch.

More on new yarn and maybe even the first FO of 2007 soon to come. Party hard, and have a drink for me!

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15 responses to “the last FO of 2006”

  1. hpny knits Avatar

    this looks absolutly decadent!

  2. hpny knits Avatar

    this looks absolutly decadent!

  3. hpny knits Avatar

    this looks absolutely decadent! in cashmere too. its great. sounds like it was fast too.
    happy new year!

  4. Robin Avatar

    Love the latest neckwarmer – it looks cozy! All the best to you for 2007!

  5. miss ewe Avatar

    Aw, what a good use of that stuff! Now I wish I *had* bought some at the sale instead of being so restrained!!!

    Happy new year…

  6. gleek Avatar

    happy new year!

    that neck warmer looks awfully warm :)

  7. scout Avatar

    Ooooh. I love that. I’m trying to figure out what to do with my leftover silk garden.

  8. Julia Avatar

    Very, very nice. Just yesterday i was riding my bike in very cold weather, and plotting my neckwarmer/cowl pattern. I need one! Yours looks *perfect*. Good scrunching idea. Happy, lucky, 2007!

  9. Cristina Avatar

    hhhmmm…the colors are so beautiful too.

  10. Jen Avatar

    happy new year!

  11. Kathy Avatar

    I tried a neckwarmer earlier in the year and had the same problem with it being too big — great solution and it looks nice and warm. Happy New Year!

  12. thebookmistress Avatar

    It looks great. Did you use a specific pattern, or was it just from your imagination? Did you use circular needles?

  13. Alison Avatar

    How pretty! I have a 2/3 complete neckwarmer on the needles, languishing in the stash because I am pretty sure it is too big, and right now I can’t bear to rip out all of that stockinette. I have the sneaking suspicion that I may rip it out and knit something else entirely with it. We’ll see when we get there, I suppose.

  14. Rachel H Avatar

    Wow, that’s just gorgeous. I might have to knit one as I’m stashbusting.

  15. dennymcmillan Avatar

    Stashbusting cashmere, yo Rachel H. I can help you out with that. You may have just to much cashmere, dear.Please let me help.

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