|I typically don't model my own handknits ( I usually get my super cute sister to model for me), but it had to be done today so that I could get my Yarn Along post up in time. I've been busy knitting away the past few weeks. I did a huge inventory of all my knitting supplies in hopes that I could reduce the amount of projects in gallon-size Ziplocs. I organized all my yarn. I bought a few new patterns and I unraveled the in-progress Wallaby sweater I started for Luke two years ago. He had picked out crazy variegated yarn, but since then, he's grown out of the yarn he chose. I can completely understand that. I don't mind the unraveling. I'm a better knitter now than when I started the sweater. I also know how to choose yarn better. Plus, it gives me a reason to buy more sweater yarn.|
Anyway, I knit the Garter Ridge hat from this book. I made this one for a friend who looks lovely in Autumnal colors of burnt orange and deep brown. I love the look of this hat and the brown yarn tones down the orange a little. I just have to block it a little so that it won't curl so much on the bottom. It's four rows of brown garter which gives this simple hat a little structure.
|Here it is again up close. Too bad there's a glare.|
|It's me again! It's the same hat as above, but this time I used Mission Falls|
1824 wool and a little of Quince & Co. Lark in Peacock for the garter ridges.
I bought only one skein of the Mission Falls thinking it might just be enough
for the hat, but at only 85 yards per skein, I needed just a little bit more. I knew it would be barely enough, but I
suppose I was too cheap to buy two skeins at once. Now, I have almost a full skein left over. It turns out that Mission Falls has gone out
of business. So, if you like this yarn, go stock up now!
|Here's another view. My jogless jog isn't great looking. So, I'm disappointed with this hat. Color changes need work!|
|Okay, now onto the books. I'm still reading One Thousand Gifts. |
I originally bought this for my Kindle, but I bought the hardcover as well.
Something about this book just needs to be read the old-fashioned way!
I also am perusing Simplify because I want to do more quilting this year.
I have plans for at least two quilts, but a little inspiration doesn't hurt.
My current project on the needles is the Irish Hiking Hat. After this hat, I'm
taking a break from knitting hats! This one's for my hubby. I've been
promising him a hat for a VERY long time. It's time to deliver
on that promise.
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