I was browsing new patterns over the weekend and ran across this St. Paddy's Hat. It seemed like a good way to use up some of the wool I had bought for Christmas Balls that never got made. It also seemed like good practice for doing stranded colorwork. Even though I made several colorwork projects... Continue Reading →
I finished the first four xmas balls from the Arne & Carlos advent calendar. Over the weekend I got them all steamed and stuffed. My plan was to fully finish the days 5 and 6 balls and get them stuffed as well, but instead I just took a break from them. These are a bit... Continue Reading →
I've gotten a bit hooked on watching Arne & Carlos lately. They have a delightful blend of interesting information and good-natured silliness that is exactly what I need at this point in the year 2020. They are hosting a knit-along to make the 24 Christmas Ball patterns they released this year and I could not... Continue Reading →
Late last week I started this hat. Mostly I wanted to use up some of the extra yarn I had from my puffin hat(s). After some conversation with my friend who really liked this color, I decided it would be a hat for him. It was good relaxation knitting while I went to the dentist... Continue Reading →
I've wanted to make this hat for a while. I have a relative who loves puffins, and I wanted to give this as an xmas gift. This is the first time I've done colorwork in a while, and I am not super great at it. I was fine for the sections with two colors, but... Continue Reading →
Way back in 2018 I made a hat from some yarn my folks brought back from their trip to Ireland. I had a lot of yarn leftover from that project and have always meant to make another hat with it. I weighed the yarn and it should be enough. I'm curious how differently this one... Continue Reading →
It's all done! It was very snowy here today so I snuggled up with a cat and my knitting and finished binding off all those tiny stitches. I'm pretty happy with how this turned out, and hopefully the person it's destined for will like it too.
All done with the colorwork! There's just a few rows of ribbing left to go. This is a really nice little project and I'm constantly amazed at how fast it is going. I swear all this practice is eventually going to finally give me the nerve to start a pair of socks. Someday.
I'm more than halfway done now. You can really see the place where a new row starts, partly because I messed up the pattern slightly and partly because it's a bit stretched out there. I definitely need more practice knitting in the round, but that's what this project is for!
I made a bit of progress on this today. I got out of the ribbing and into the stranded colorwork section. Sometimes I feel like I'm tackling projects that are always slightly more advanced than I'm actually capable of, but that's how you learn I guess. Plus it's hard to get bored this way!
I have a few projects going at the moment but I can't stop myself from working on this hat. It is tricky but very fun! I got a few rows done tonight. I think part of why I'm enjoying it so much is that the rows go by fairly quickly and I can really see... Continue Reading →