Now that the gifts have been given I can show everyone what I have been knitting for the last month.
This first gift was for my brother-in-law.
This is a Flying Spaghetti Monster.
Pattern – FSM Ornament by Shelly Hattan
Yarn – Brown no-name wool for the meatballs, Lamb’s Pride leftovers for the spaghetti
Needles – US size 5(meatballs) & 11(spaghetti)
Modifications – I used the modified eye stalk part of the pattern and embroidered little pupils on them instead of the plastic eyes.
Below is my brother-in-law wearing the FSM, my niece, and my dad wearing his hat (details here.)
For my mother and sister I knit the same mittens, but in different colors. Unfortunately I only took pictures of my mom’s mittens.
Yarn – approx. 3/4 ball Cascade’s Venezia Worsted (70% merino wool/30% silk) This is the yarn purchased from The Black Purl on my trip to WI.
Needles – US size 8 double points
Modifications – I changed this pattern substantially. I was knitting with worsted weight yarn and size 8 needles so I changed all the cables from 4 stitches to 2 stitches. I reworked the cabled rib for the cuff of the mitten to be over 4 stitches instead of 6. I also edited length out of the pattern by removing some of the cables in the beginning and middle sections of the cable chart. I completely reworked the top of the mitten and essentially ended the mitten right after the cable chart was finished. I changed the number of stitches used to make the thumb gusset, also the actual thumb portion was my own guess at what it should be.
I am incredibly pleased with the resulting mittens, my sister’s pair are the same except they are gray.
Closer view of the cables.
Next up – a new pattern to show you all.