Saturday, July 14, 2018

Little FOs and Yarn

I made a promise to myself last year that I wanted to send my Grands a box of hats so they could pick and choose whichever hat matched their mood for the day.  In my head I have a few patterns picked out from cables to fair-isle.  For now I've completed these easy-pass that will have adornments added to the top.

I should be looking at mitten patterns but all I can think about is churning out hats for my babies 

Rustic !

I love, love, love this yarn this yarn !  The vision isn'the clear yet but I see the possibilities of mittens, a cabled hat, scarf, cowl.  Who knows which ?  Should I go through my queue or choose from my new patterns ?  We'll see.  Soon I hope 

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Is it too soon ?

I'm envying the knitters working on their Holiday socks but does that mean they've completed their Fall socks ?  I know it's only June but I have so little time to knit these days I may as well start on Fall socks now.

Just trying to keep up.  Lol

Sunday, April 22, 2018

A New Stitch

I'd been dying to try this stitch for maybe two years.  This is the Raindrop Dishcloth from Yarnspirations.  I would categorize this as an easy-peasy.  The yarn is Lily's and Cream on US 6s.

One of my friends fell in love with this cloth.  We know what she's getting for Christmas...

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Sheilaz Huck

I can't remember who started the conversation but it began on Instagram.  Sheila was admiring the Huckabee I made some I offered to make one for her.  During that time my job went into overtime which gave me little time to knit.  Thank goodness Sheila was patient !  The yarn is Patons Superwash DK in the colorway Claret on US 6s.  Unlike Arbor this yarn is a true DO.  In my opinion this hat works out better in a worsted weight.

She likes her hat !

Enjoy Your Week

Monday, January 8, 2018

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Holiday hat and Cowl

This yarn is a dk wool purchased off of Etsy from SpunNomaditty.  I had been searching for a holiday yarn with either a brown or black base.  They had plenty on Etsy but I fell in love with this one.  At first I ordered one skein for a hat then kicked myself for not having ordered more.  There were two skeins left and when I saw that someone had "Liked" them I moved in.  It took that to make me realize that this yarn must be possessed by me and no one else.  The hat is the Rikke.  A pattern that had been sitting in my Queue since forever.

The cowl has no pattern.  I have one more skein left.  For fingerless gloves perhaps ?  We'll see.

Black along with the holiday colors.  Dramatic to say the least.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Christmas Socks

I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon with everyone else and make a pair of Christmas socks.  I saw the yarn on Instagram and had to have it.  This may have been my first Etsy order (now I'm hooked on Etsy).  I bought it from Daydream Dye works and the colorway is Aluminum Christmas.   My photos aren't bad but the yarn is even more lovely in person.  I used US 2s as usual.  The pattern is Vanilla Latte an oldie but a goodie.  A simple sock for a elegant yarn.

Hand-dyed yarn.  One of the reasons I love Etsy