Two colorful FOs for my birthday

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I seem to have unintentionally crafted a bright, colorful birthday for myself. That I’m posting these two objects on my birthday is perhaps the most serendipitous part — although, maybe not. I seem to be scrimping on the photographs today in order to get something posted. Please forgive me. The addition of color is quite welcome, though, because it seems to me January has been quite grey. Many days without sunshine.


When this pattern was first published (in September, maybe?), it was one of those (it happens only rarely for me) patterns that grab a person and won’t let go. I *had* to make this, immediately! Except, the immediacy was delayed, since I needed specific yarn that I didn’t have and couldn’t quite justify buying.

This photo is of the shawl before blocking. It has been blocked now, but I don’t have a decent photo of it yet. I used Marks & Kattens Fame Trend. More details on my Ravelry project page. I love how colorful it is!

Handspun brights

Then. Remember this yarn (merino, two-ply, my handspun; dyed by me last summer at the fiber festival in Iowa)?

I cast on Monday using this Wendy Knits pattern, and on Thursday I cast off, on the second sock. Again, more details on my project page.

I think maybe it’s time to put some color on.

Have you crafted a finished object this week? Check out the roundup of other people’s finished objects for the week at Tami’s Amis.

Fiber Arts Friday

Also, see the Fiber Arts Friday roundup at Wisdom Begins in Wonder to see what other people are crafting this week.


23 responses to “Two colorful FOs for my birthday

  1. Happy birthday! I love your beautiful projects!

  2. Happy Birthday!!!!! Love the socks!!!

  3. Motley’s is one that I would love to knit some day myself. Yours turned out great. Happy birthday!

  4. Happy Birthday Hannah! I love the colors in the shawl and the socks!

  5. Whoa, awesome color! Happy Birthday to you, I hope it’s wonderful. Thanks for sharing such bright colors on this post-snowmagedden Friday.

  6. Wow! I can’t wait to see that shawl blocked. It’s bright colors are beautiful. Your handspun and the socks you created from the yarn are rock star! I am just now starting to knit with my handspun and it is so addictive and rewarding.

    Happy Birthday! I hope it continues to be colorful and fun!

    Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

  7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!! Your projects are beautiful and are great gifts for yourself! I love the colors and can’t believe how quickly you finish those socks! WOW!

  8. Wow! Your Motley has blown me away! I think your looks even nicer that the original pattern pictures. Truly amazing and a very welcome jolt of colour in my day.
    Happy Birthday : )

  9. Happy Birthday-those socks are wonderful

  10. I love the (shawl?) Motley thingy. It’s so fabulous. The colors and everything. You did a great job. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Unintentionally making yourself a colorful birthday is such a wonderful concept. 🙂 (And I hope you had a wonderful day!)

    That shawl is a work of art, I want to hang it up on my wall. Such beautiful colours and fascinating texture. I understand completely why the pattern grabbed you like that!

  12. Happy birthday! Two beautiful projects! I especially love your handspun socks.

  13. That’s such a beautiful shawl! So colorful, I just love the colors you picked.

    And Happy Birthday! 😀

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