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Hey Teach FO and Upcoming Projects

It’s “FO Friday!” Well today it is. 🙂 I finally have some pictures to share of Hey Teach!

Hey Teach - Complete
“Yay! It’s done! It fits!”

Pattern: Hey Teach (My Ravelry project page.)
Started: June 29, 2009
Completed: July 31, 2009
Yarn: Just over 4 skeins of Cascade Sierra (80% cotton/20% wool)
Needles: US 6 bamboo circ
Notes: I knit this twice. First time it was way too big. Second time it came out just the right size. I get some gaping in between the buttons, so I think I’ll sew on some snaps to keep it closed. I thought about ripping out the button band and adding more buttons, but I don’t think I’d like the way it looks with additional buttons. The fit is great and I’m really pleased with the overall results!

Hey Teach - Back

Hey Teach - Front
Closer look at the front

I finished thins about 2 weeks ago now. The button band was kind of wonky, though, so I wanted to re-block it before I took pictures. I’m glad I did! Looks much better now and I was able to add a little more length to it by re-blocking.

I have to give thanks to Matt, who’s been my knitting photographer whenever I finish things (especially sweaters). He’s a sweetie and I’m glad he’s patient enough to take as many pictures as I ask him to. 🙂

225/365: My Photographer
Thanks, Matt!

This week new yarn and beads arrived. I don’t have pictures of all of it yet, but I wanted to share the yarn and beads for the next two shawls I’ll be working on.

Marine Heather & Teal Beads
Knit Picks Palette in Marine Heather with teal beads
for the Shipwreck Shawl

Huckleberry Heather & Purple Beads
Knit Picks Palette in Huckleberry Heather with purple beads
for the Aeolian Shawl

I realized today that it’s been over a month since I last finished a pair of socks! I’ve been distracted with spinning, shawls, and sweaters lately. I’m sure I’ll get back to socks soon enough, but I’ve really been enjoying all the other things I’ve been working on. I finished the body on Liesl last night so there’s a pretty good chance I’ll be showing off another FO soon! Have a good weekend everyone! 🙂


I’m a thirty-something who lives in Cincinnati, OH. Crafting, for me, started young - I can’t even recall a time I wasn’t crafty in some way. My first foray into yarn was doing plastic canvas embroidery and making Barbie doll furniture. Not long after that I learned to crochet from a book my grandmother gave me after asking to learn what she was doing (she crochets, afghans mostly these days). After that, I took up counted cross stitch and then came sewing when I took two fashion design classes in high school. My mom had a sewing machine from my great grandmother and I taught myself to sew from patterns on it. I still use this same sewing machine today! I started knitting in 2004 when a co-worker was pregnant with her first child and I wanted to make something for her. I bought a “learn to knit kit” from Lion Brand for a baby hat and booties set. I did make the baby hat and booties (with very few problems) and ended up gifting them to the co-worker. I wanted to make a blanket, but I wasn’t quite able to get that done in time since it took a lot longer then I’d imagined! It wasn’t until the end of 2004/early 2005 that knitting really took a hold of me. Now I love knitting and almost always have a project with me, even if it’s just something small when I’m out and about. I like a wide range of projects depending on my mood. Sometimes I like a good challenge knit and other times I enjoy a lot of stockinette or garter stitch. I love Ravelry for keeping track of my projects and for finding new things to knit - I feel like I’m always spending time on there! It’s also a great place for getting to know other knitters, crocheters, and various fiber enthusiasts. In the fall of 2008, I purchased a spinning wheel from someone on Craigslist. It’s a Babe Fiber Starter, single treadle wheel and after a bit of trouble getting used to it, I’ve managed to spin up some fiber. In January of 2012, I found someone local that was selling their Lendrum DT and it came to live with me! The Babe now lives with Jen (aka piddleloop) and she’s learning to spin. I’m still trying to find time to spin along with knitting, crocheting (occasionally), and whatever else is going on, but I work it in here and there. I’m sure there’s something I might have left out here, so if there’s anything else you want to know about me, just ask :o)

4 thoughts on “Hey Teach FO and Upcoming Projects

  1. Love it, Your making me want to put the socks away and knit a sweater. Well, I’ll have to see I just may do that after I get the Diamond Ganseys done but then again I have a lot on the needles that need to get finished first.

  2. The sweater is fab! I think I shall look into making one. For some reason I was not liking it when I looked on Ravelry, but this is a whole new ballgame.

    the beads & yarn look interesting.

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