Here are a few FOs from the past few months. Enjoy the pictures and please comment if you like what you see
Pattern: Lacy Skirt with Bows from Greetings from the Knit Cafe
This pattern is great because of the pretty but simple lace and flattering A-line shape. My only mod was to knit it in the round instead of flat and had no problems in the conversion.
Pattern: http://blog.designedlykristi.com/?p=287 *free!*
Yarn: self-dyed wool
Knit this cute plushie for my squid-loving boyfriend. I hand-dyed the yarn to a squiddish shade of pale pink to be more anatomically correct. I had a few issues in the process of making this, namely with the felting. It was my first time, and as you can see, a lot of the stitches are still visible. The pattern is a bit fiddly when adding the tentacles, but it isn't too difficult, and worth it in the end.
Pattern: Coquette Lace Tube Top from Fitted Knits
Yarn: Cascade Pima Tencel
This top is SO pretty! The pattern is really nice, however is isn't exactly "fitted". Many people on Ravelry had problems with the top being way too big around the waist, because it is a straight tube without any shaping. I used my own measurements to create serious waist shaping, and it fits perfectly. I also added 1 extra lace repeat and knit to 1 inch less in the bottom ribbing. My only problem with this project is the yarn. It's lovely in theory, a beautiful colour and very soft, but it stretches out almost immediately, not ideal for a tube top. I plan on adding elastic around the top and waist, which hopefully with make it more wearable.
Pattern: http://stephanieknits.blogspot.com/2007/03/keeping-boyfriends-ears-warm-since-2006.html *free!*
This was knit for my friend's birthday in June. It's a good pattern with an interesting decrease technique. The hat is a bit small for my friend since he has a lot of curly hair to contain, but he wears it all the time now, so it's a success. Sorry about the camera angle too, he's half a foot taller than me and doesn't like to sit still.
Pattern: http://www.agoodyarn.net/PT_FL12_StripedBedShoes.htm *free!*
These were for another friend's recent birthday. These slippers have an interesting construction like a lot of vintage patterns. The pattern as written is a bit large (would fit a size 10 or 11 womens) so I had to decrease the cast on number by quite a bit. They're cute and comfy and remind me of candy canes. My tension on these is a bit wobbly because I had previously knit them in the larger size and not all the kinks in the yarn smoothed out with washing.
Knit for my boyfriend. It is a great pattern for any Doctor Who fan and its pretty cuddly for something so unapologetically evil. My only mod was to make the grill part on its neck more grilly by adding vertical stripes. Also, if you liked knitting bobbles before attempting this pattern, you sure won't after finishing.