FO Friday: The Hemp Tie

So I may have actually finished this last Wednesday, but I haven’t blogged about it yet, so I feel like its appropriate to share with you 🙂

The Ever-So-Handsome Wes adjusting his new tie

The tie used maybe half of the ball of Hempathy I bought, so I have plenty more to make one for myself (and I think I will).  Oh, and I am going to take this time to brag that I figured out how to tie a tie for the first time, and on the first try no less, when I decided to try it on after casting off 🙂

Don't you think I could fit one of these into my day-to-day attire?

Ravelry Deets can be found here.

A pattern is in the works based on all of the responses I got about other knitters wanting to knit one for their significant others, so be on the lookout for that!  I plan on releasing it as a free Ravelry download and I’ll probably be looking for test knitters, so if you’re interested just let me know 😉

Want to see more FO Friday goodies? Check out Tami’s blog!

2011 Knitting and a Necktie

I won’t be doing a massive recap of all of my 2010 knitting, and you know why?

Because I didn’t document it well enough.

So! You know what that means?

Yup, I’ll be documenting my 2011 knitting much better.  I’m going to Ravel everything, I may even revive my Flickr feed again.  (Probably not, that’s just another website that takes up a lot of time :/ but I can dream right?)

Empathy for the Hempathy, if at first you don't succeed...cast on again

In the mean time, I did eventually start that necktie I told you about.  I cast on for it yesterday and had oh, about 9 false starts trying to get the point perfect, and the texture, and the width and all that great stuff.  Now, its well on its way to being the perfect necktie for my friend Wesley.

Pictures? No, no, those’ll come tomorrow for WIP Wednesday 🙂

How do you document your knitting?  I need advice and ideas haha

The First CO of the New Year

I suppose this title is a little misleading because I haven’t actually cast on for this project just yet, but I will and it will be the first cast on of the new year when that happens.

The project?

A skinny tie for my friend Wesley.

The yarn?

I love the textures and the subtle color changes!

Hempathy by Elsbeth Lavold in a nice mustard-y yellow color.

I should be casting on tonight or tomorrow for this project and you can rest assured that I will inform all of you when this ever-important occurrence occurs.

What was your first project of 2011?