First off, “FO” is Ravelry-speak for “Finished Object.”
Secondly, last Friday (7/23/10) I finished knitting one of the projects that I mentioned in my previous post. It was (and technically still is) a doll cardigan made out of a plum-colored acrylic/merino wool blend.
It’s not much but it’s kind of cute. And I like the button. It’s a fun.
And now that I’m done with that, I’ve cast on a pair of socks for myself. They’re a soft gray color that Knit Picks calls “whisker.” I’m just getting going on them and I’m also working on a baby blanket still. But I’m excited about the socks. I like knitting socks; they’re fun and easy, relatively mindless knitting. And the blanket goes rather easily and mindlessly-even if it’s not my favorite color. Furthermore, it’s more than half done, so I am making progress.
Last night, I was hanging out with a friend. As we were talking, I was alternately knitting (a sock) and crocheting (the blanket). He started looking at the blanket and commented that he thought it looked like it was almost done. (It’s about 20 inches long, maybe a bit longer now.) I laughed and told him it was only half done; it’s supposed to be 40 inches long when it’s done. He thought it was long enough the way it was and didn’t need to get any longer. “It can be a baby throw blanket! It’ll be cold anyway. The baby doesn’t need a full-sized blanket.”
Right…in the meantime, I’ll be finishing the blanket and knitting socks. And reading books. And drinking tea.