Friday, 2 March 2012

Forgotten FO

I realised this week that I have a finished object from before Christmas that I had completely forgotten to blog about. Oooops *laughs*

I mentioned, during the mammoth Christmas crafting, that I had cast on something small for myself, using yarn that my lovely brother had bought me some time ago. He was a little bummed to realise that his wonderful gift of 3 small balls of different yarns wouldn't be enough to make anything particularly, so I wanted to show him that it is totally possible to make cool and useful things with small amounts *smiles*


Those who have made one of these will recognise it immediately no doubt, and those that haven't will be wondering what the hell it is *laughs*

It's a Calorimetry, a head/ear warmer. It works perfectly when I have my hair tied up and can't wear a hat (I look weird with a hat and no visible hair!)


Sorry for the truly terrible picture, my photographer is rather inconveniently in Germany.

Pattern: Calorimetry
Yarn: Sirdar Crofter - which was gorgeous to work with, I love it
Modifications: some sizing changes as I used DK weight, but otherwise as written

I love it, and really enjoyed showing my brother that his yarn made something awesome and useful *grins* I might have to make more of these in different colours to suit different outfits ;)

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32 comments:

  1. It looks great!! I love the Crofter yarn too, it is so soft and wonderful. I think your Calorimetry fits you better than mine fits me!

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  2. Your Calorimetry is beautiful and such a great pattern for small amount of yarn.

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  3. I've been meaning to knit one of these. hmmm, I have some scrap yarn too. I agree, hats just don't look right when you are pony tailing it.

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  4. Very cool! I have always wanted to wear head bands, but they don't look good on me. :-)

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  5. So cute!! I love the colors:)

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  6. Very pretty! My friend makes these and sells them by the tons at craft shows - they are definitely "it" right now! Your brother has good taste in colors too - just lovely!

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  7. I really love the color of the yarn, it works so well with the pattern (I've seen some bad Calorimetery's in my time). I'm particularly excited that you were able to use up a small amount of yarn, because that is the ultimate knitting dream.

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  8. Cute! I've never tried that pattern but certainly have seen a lot of them knit by others over the years. It's so cute that your brother would give you a little yarn. Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

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  9. I'm impressed that your brother buys you yarn! Lucky you. Your Calorimetry is great!

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  10. Love the calorimetry.. looks like a perfect instant gratification project!

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  11. Good thing there was a second picture and a description - I found the first picture quite baffling. Lovely, but baffling.

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  12. Ahh this has become a favorite pattern of mine! It's so quick and easy :)And I agree with others...a brother that buys you yarn? That's awesome!

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  13. That turned out cute! I forget about that pattern, I'll have to add it to my queue. I hope your brother was pleased to see what you made, it's a definite winner and the yarn really works with this project!

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  14. Very pretty and you've reminded me that I want to make one!

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  15. How fun to make something from yarn your brother gave. :-)

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  16. Hee, I love the mystery-object photo, it looks like the Prettiest Leaf Ever. Great yarn (and yay for useful objects made with small amounts of yarn!), and I love the Calorimetry pattern. I actually started a crocheted version for my self a little while ago, I should dig it out of my project bag so I can uh, finish and actually wear it.

    Also, I finally made something (a teeny-tiny something) with the lovely yarn I won from you, it's in my FO Friday post this week! Thanks again for the yarn, so much fun to work with, the way the colours pop up as I crochet is awesome.

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  17. Cool headband! I've been working up some earwarmer/headbands as a way to use up those small leftover balls of yarn, and this pattern will be a nice change of pace- thanks!

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  18. lol...I had no clue what it was, and am not familiar with that term. You learn new things everday. I tend to only wear my hair up in the summer when I'm hot, as I need my ears covered. Interesting idea, think my DD might like something like this. Must ask.

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  19. The colors worked out nicely. I made one of these before (not sure if it was the same pattern, but it was definitely the same concept) and completely forgot about it until now. I remember wearing it, too... maybe I should make it's replacement now that my hair is long again.

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  20. Those are find to find. I really like the yarn you used.

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  21. I love the way Calorimetry looks, it really suits you! And what a lovely brother you have to buy you yarn!

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  22. Oh what a good idea. Hats don't suit me. Hair up or not. Maybe I should give this pattern a go. Your's look great.

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  23. Very nice....hope it brings a smile to your brothers face.

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  24. It looks great! I'm sure your brother is happy to know that there was enough yarn to do fun things with :) Calorimetry has been in my queue for ages!

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  25. Hi what a lvely idea, Im growing my hair and it would look great Ill add it to my long list of things I want to make xx

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  26. I've never seen one of those before, but it looks so useful! I may have to make a few for myself!

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  27. I've been meaning to whip up a few of these for myself. Love it.

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  28. I'm not going to tell you what my lovely hubby just said. He can be so crude when he wants to be. LOL!
    Anyway, very cute and I like the colours.

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  29. Ahh, I've been wanting a Calorimetry for so long! I really should just CO for one already! Yours looks great!

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  30. I recognised the pattern imediately, not because ive made it but because ive been meaning to for so long!yours is great, now im even more inspired. When I began knitting I couldn't believe how many balls each project takes so I can deffinately see that your brother probably imagined lots of projects from those three small balls

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