A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

October 18, 2014

October 16, 2014

Thursday Is for What the Hell Is This?

Pom poms!

More and more pom poms!


Not even the shoes are safe this week!




October 10, 2014

October 9, 2014

Thursday Is for What the Hell Is This?

We need a knitwear term like "everything and the kitchen sink." Maybe "everything and the blanket from the living room sofa?"

Just pile it on and keep on piling until you can't pile no more.

October 2, 2014

Thursday is for What the Hell Is This?

It's as if there is a global competition to see who can create the biggest knitted hat.
Hmmm...I might like that competition.
No, no. I would waste too much yarn.

September 29, 2014

And Even More Hats (Plus Mittens)!

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Amperes. This hat such intriguing instructions. It's three triangles, two small, one large, that end up connected at their bases and then the ribbing is knit down in the round. Then you fold down the large triangle and seam its sides to the small ones'. However I suspected that it wouldn't be a great fitting hat and I was right. I may tear this out and reuse the yarn which is the Palette I plied together this spring. I love the yarn and think it deserves a better hat.

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42. More Cascade 128 knit up in cables. I love the look of this yarn for cables.

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Improvised striped baby hat. I wanted to use up the 42 leftovers and leftover red from a plain hat that is too boring to share.

False alarm! I had just enough yarn to finish these mittens. Dabbler by Katya Frankel.
Dabbler. I continue to absolutely love Head to Toe: Kids' Knit Accessories. I thought when I first got it that I would knit every pattern in it and I'm well on my way. I had a skein of Stampato Extra from a stash swap (that's where most of these partial skeins and oddballs came from). It's a really weird yarn. It's 100% superwash merino with many plies and each ply is a different color. It makes an interesting color effect but the plies don't hold together at all. It just wants to collapse and unravel. (I know this photo makes it look like the mittens are completely different sizes. I assure you that's just a trick of perspective. They are exactly the same size.)

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Amstel. Interweave just came out with a new magazine called Make It! Knits. (This should be available at your LYS that carries IK. I urge you to purchase it locally.) It's entirely previously published patterns repackaged. It's aimed at beginners with several technique articles for new knitters. Plus new knitters won't care that some of these patterns were published several years ago,  I was immediately in love with the Amstel Hat which is featured on the cover. I already had the issue of IK with the pattern (Fall 2012). I grabbed a ball of Malabrigo Worsted and cast on. Halfway through I went to enter the project in my Notebook on Ravelry. Which is when I discovered that I already knit this hat. Two years ago for Single Skein September. My only defense is that I knit a lot that month and them donated it all so I didn't remember it at all.