Friday, February 22, 2019

FMM - FO Friday

No, it's not what you think, get your minds out of the gutter.  I'm adding a new, periodic feature to the Friday Mishmash called Finished Object Friday, where I'll post a knitted project that I've finished, when I actually have a finished project.  Now that I've explained that to death, here's my first FO:
A hat that I made for my brother who recently moved to Germany; I called the hat Mütze für Bruder which means - brace yourselves - Cap for Brother.  I know, so clever.  It's made of Icelandic yarn called Léttlopi and was brought back from Iceland as a gift for me when my brother and his wife visited Iceland last year, so I figured it was only right that I knit up that yarn into a gift for him...does that mean I regifted their gift?
The pattern is something I came up with on my own - well, the basic hat pattern is everywhere, but I got a little adventurous and did a bit of fair isle in between the stripes.  Fair isle is a stranded colorwork technique - obviously mine is very simple, but I like how it added some interest to an otherwise plain beanie.

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Seeing those pictures reminds me that I haven't shown you my new haircut:
About a month ago I had most of my layers cut out, and ended up with this!  I wasn't sure about it at first, but it's grown on me and I think I'll keep the style.  I can still put it in a pony tail for running and workouts, which is pretty much my number one requirement of a hair style.

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Here's a couple of Logan pictures from Saturday's breakfast:
WHAT THE HECK, THIS ISN'T PUMPKIN BREAD!
*WINK*

He was full of funny faces and is talking a lot - we had a good time playing with him, plus it was great to see him feeling so good after that awful ear infection.

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Finally, I had to screenshot this - what are the odds these two words would get played, and in the correct order?
Armpits.  I'm easily entertained.

Have a great weekend!

26 comments:

  1. I love your new haircut! I grew out my layers and am sporting the same look. It's easy and versatile.

    I play words with friends too! If you ever want to play, my handle is Wendy Joyce.

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    1. Thanks - and yes, it's so easier to style than anything I've had before...and yet it looks like I've worked at it.

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  2. Great job on the hat for your brother. I really like your new haircut!

    Thought I would share that I found my knitting mojo again. I picked up the sticks and string the other day and casted on a baby blanket or blanket since I have no idea who this is for. I enjoy the zen feeling easy knitting gives me. Seeing your haircut reminds me I desperately need one myself. Today is my 22nd anniversary so I doubt the haircut will get done today.

    Have a great weekend.

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    1. Ahh, that's great about your knitting! I love a good zen knitting project - that's why I like to have something simple on my needles even if I'm also working on a harder project...sometimes you just need to knit without having to think.

      Happy Anniversary!

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  3. When I get my hair cut I always say ‘my only non negotiable requirement is that my hair must be ‘ponytail-able’ for workouts!

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    1. LOL. A while back mine was so short that I had to put it in pigtails for running.

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  4. Every time I get my hair trimmed, the stylist tries to talk me into layers. I always have to explain that my hair needs to be able to go into a ponytail or braid with no hair popping out, because I find that very annoying when I am running! So I understand the workout requirements for your hairstyle :) It looks great!

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    1. I suspect we runners frustrate a lot of hair stylists, LOL!

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  5. I love the cut! After years of straight hair cuts, I just put layers in! Something new for me. And when I "fix my hair", that means I put it in a pony tail (like today, its Friday). That's about all I can do with hair.

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    1. How funny, we went the opposite. I like to curl my hair - no, I like it when my hair is curled, but my arms get tired if I do it myself, so this straighter style is good for me.

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  6. I love the hat! And you're right, the fair isle adds a bit of pop to the hat. I do love your new haircut--it frames your face so well. And Logan, so glad to see he's over that ear infection!

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    1. Thanks! I'm saving some more fair isle patterns for the next time I'm feeling adventurous. Baby steps, haha.

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  7. Love the new haircut! Mine is at a length that is too short for a pony tail and I have toyed with the idea of just chopping it all off. It would be so much easier for running and swimming, but when I compare how much of my day/week is spent working out compared to the rest of my life, I talk myself right out of it! Love the hat, and if it is considered re-gifting, it's the best kind of re-gifting!

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    1. It's not only having the hair work for you for exercise, but for me, it's also how often I have to wash and dry it BECAUSE I'm working out so often. That's when I think having Jamie Lee Curtis-short hair would come in handy...but I think that style would age me, and I'm not down for that!

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  8. I love the haircut!
    That is so cool that you made that hat out of the yarn your brother got you!

    I use to play word with friends but when I started playing it with my husband it became "letters with enemies" because my husband would make such stupid words and it would make me mad...haha

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  9. Love the hat and that hair cut looks great on you. My hair is long (down to my waist) so a pony tail is a common thing. Sometimes I think about cutting it, but then I remember that I cry every time I do lol.

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    1. Wow, that is long hair! It's good to stay true to what makes you happy - I'm sure we've all shed tears over a haircut, and who wants to do that again?!

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  10. I love your hair like that...so much better.

    I wish I did not have curly frizzy hair.

    That hat is amazing. I love your knitting projects.

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  11. Your new do looks amazing! And I love Logan's shirt! I need that in my size.

    The hat turned out fab and I love the name ;) Your comment about "regifting" reminded me of this advice column a friend sent me - https://slate.com/human-interest/2018/11/dear-prudence-violent-brother-host.html. Scroll down to the second question re: knitting. Can you believe that?! GAWD. People do not understand how much time these projects take!

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    1. It's actually a bib...which to be honest, I could use in an adult size, LOL!

      Holy hell on that knitting issue - that MIL sounds awful in many ways. It's really disappointing when you knit something specifically for someone and it isn't appreciated. I have become very selective with who I knit for...but those who do receive something from me are always very sweet about it.

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  12. I love your hair!! I got mine cut recently too and it looks a lot like yours now - I still need to grow my bangs out but it is SO MUCH EASIER to deal with! That haircut really complements your features - very flattering!!

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    1. Thanks Jill - I cannot believe how easy it is to do my hair now.

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  13. I don’t think you’ll mind one more hair comment since I’m saying it looks SO nice! That’s a lovely length for you. Chrissy

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