The Blog that hosts the meme, WIP Wednesday, also hosts a meme called FO Friday. I recently finished a couple of projects. FO Friday seemed like a good time to post about them. I finished the Chevron Lace Cardigan and the Kittyville hat. I am happy about how the sweater turned out. When I was making it, I wasn’t sure I had enough yarn. As it turns out, I had a skein and a half to spare. I made it a little longer than the pattern shows. I wanted it past my waist. I wasn’t sure I wanted to put in a buttonhole, I decided not to. Of course once I finished it, I realized it would look better with a button on the top of the body. I also wasn’t sure how long I wanted the sleeves. I haven’t seen many sweaters with ¾ length sleeves. Once I tried it on, I could see that full length sleeves would look all wrong. So I made it with three quarter length sleeves
With the hat, I wasn’t sure I wanted to add the ears. Once I finished the hat and earflaps. I tried on the hat. It looked awful on me without the ears. So, I added the ears. I found out that adding ears or earflaps to a hat is not difficult. You just need to pick up stitches. I also learned to do an I cord. The cord on the hat is an I cord. If you look at the hat, you will see that one of cords looks much better than the other. That is called learning a technique as I go. The pattern called for pom poms at the end of the cord. I didn’t add them because I don’t like pom poms. The hat was a little small. If I made the hat again I would use size 8 needles. I knitted this hat using size 7 needles.