Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Antelope Hat

I was looking for something quick and easy to knit up and I'm always in need of a good hat. Started looking through Ravelry and came across the Antelope Hat by Kelly McClure who also wrote up the pattern for the Sockhead Hat. It's made with Huckleberry Knits BFL in the Alder colorway. I knit this up in one day and loved it. I did have a little problem which was my fault not the fault of the pattern.




The closure includes k3tog and I dropped one. I didn't find it until I was blocking it but I'm glad I found it at all! A quick fix and here it is:






I really enjoyed knitting this. It's going to become one of my go to patterns.





Thursday, April 7, 2016

Pride

My friend, Nicole, turned me onto a little indie dyer that makes gorgeous self striping sock yarn. I'm almost hesitant to share because when the yarn goes up for sale, it sells fast. But share I shall. It's Must Stash yarn and it can be found here. The yarn is lovely and the colors are spectacular. I was going to make my sister a pair of socks with this yarn, she loves loud gorgeous yarns, but Patrick took one look at this and said "Ummm Mom? Who is this yarn for?" My response? "You I guess" He was thrilled. More so when he saw the finished project. I was just going to do a vanilla sock but wanted a little bit of texture. I went with an old stand by for me, the SKYP Sock. It's a great pattern for any yarn - solid, variegated or striped. Never lets me down!

Friday, March 18, 2016

A Happy Miscalculation

I was knitting a pair of socks for a friend of mine when about three quarters of the way through the first sock I realized it would be too big to fit her. Being a person who hates to frog, I thought of someone who the socks would suit. Someone with a somewhat larger foot. Someone who would appreciate my taste in yarn and patterns. Someone who loves hand knitted socks. I came up with the best recipient ever. Me!



Yarn is Unwind Yarn Company's Twinkle Sock in Storm Front. Pattern is Dublin Bay Socks which is a free pattern which can be found here.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Sophia's Mitts

Glenn's been seeing a lovely girl named Sophia. She's a novice knitting so she appreciates knitted goods. I decided to make her a pair of mitts that make her happy because she makes my son happy.




Cute, easy & free. Nalu Mitts.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Well Hello!

Wow it's been a while! I've been busy, knitting and otherwise, but wanted to catch you up a bit. Just a quick FO today but will do a more in depth post soon.

Finished these this week:



A bit of selfish knitting. Made myself these Jecks in Blue Moon's Socks That Rock colorway Gnome On The Range. So cute! I love this pattern for hand painted yarns. Even if the yarn doesn't stripe, it looks so cool in this pattern. Speaking of stripes...I'll have to share next time. Have done quite a bit of knitting but need to gather photos and links.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

A Match Made In Heaven

If you've spent any time on my blog, you know that one of my all time favorite yarn dyers is Blue Moon Fiber Arts. Aside from the amazing quality of yarns they have the colors are fantastic. I love that they do seasonal yarns too. I especially look forward to their Christmas releases. Last year I made a pair of socks for Patrick from them. This year I wanted to find something for me. This year I chose their Holy and Ivy color. Here it is:




Another of my favorite things, a new one, is the Fiberista Yarn Club. I got my first shipment last month, which I shared here, and I just got my second shipment yesterday. As a matter of fact, I got it the same day as my Blue Moon shipment. Here's my club yarn:




Umm...look familiar? Here check this out:




How funny is that? They're not exact but they're damn close! The yarn from Fiberista is Destination Yarn and the colorway is Stockholm. This just shows me that Fiberista is the club for me. Second package from them and I'm thrilled with both. I thought last month's package was going to be hard to top but they did it. If you're interested in checking them out, you can go here and see if it suits you.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Lambing Mitts

Saw this on Ravelry and had to make a pair. I love that they're made long so you can wear them folded over or pull them up so they cover your fingers. A lot of times, when wearing fingerless mitts, I find myself balling my hand up because my fingers get cold but I wear them so I can use my fingers. These are Lambing Mitts and the free pattern can be found here.




Worsted weight yarn, size seven needles and they're done in a few hours.