The craft fair is fast approaching. I have time to make one more hat. In the meantime, here are a few I’ve made recently:
December 10, 2013
November 15, 2013
November 9, 2013
I finished the Favorite Blanket by Kate Oates:
The photo doesn’t do it justice. It’s really pretty — lots of rich, fall colors. As I mentioned in a recent post, the pattern is beautiful in its simplicity and right when it starts to get boring, it’s done. I added a crochet border because I didn’t like the look of the unfinished sides.
I hand-delivered the gift yesterday and the pregnant mom loved it.
October 23, 2013
While licking my wounds from the failed Grown-Up Hoodie, I’m working on a super simple baby blanket: the Favorite Blanket by Kate Oates. I’ve come to understand that I’m really drawn to simple beauty (in all things, not just knitting patterns like this one). I’m using Knit Picks WOTA Superwash. The photo isn’t great but I’ll describe the colors this way, starting from the top left: light camel, white, dark camel, chocolate brown, rusty orange and burgundy. (The mom doesn’t know the baby’s gender and I thought these were pretty neutral.)
Here’s how far I’ve gotten:
Also, awhile back, I made a bunch of preemie hats from leftover sock yarn:
What are you working on?
October 6, 2013
After many, many months, I finished the quilt for my daughter.
While not quite as bad as my recent failed hoodie, this project only looks good from a distance — nothing is straight, the binding is so wonky that I had to finish some spots with invisible thread, and the back is hideous. But it was a good learning experience and when I checked on my daughter late the night I gave it to her, she was happily wrapped up in it. And at least there was this, an AWESOME review of Elementary Hats! :)
September 28, 2013
And from this angle:
But when I was worried I’d run out of yarn and just plain sick of knitting it, I decided to eliminate the hood. Obviously, that was a poor decision because the collar ended up being WONKY WIDE:
As a result, the whole thing just looks terrible. UGH. Seriously, this may very well be the last sweater I ever attempt. Why go through this?!? While I have had some successes, it seems like I have three failures for every one sweater I like. Not great stats! I think I should stick with hats and socks and baby garments and things.
September 11, 2013
I’ve had a positive response so far to Elementary Hats. It hasn’t received that much exposure on Ravelry yet. If you have any occasion to spread the word, I’d be so grateful. In the meantime, I’ve been keeping busy with this and that. I’ve been working on my Grown-Up Hoodie, which for some reason is taking me EONS to complete. I have no idea why. Frankly, I’m pretty sick of the thing and, partly because of that and partly because I’m worried I’m running out of yarn, I’m going to eliminate the hood. Several Ravelers have said that the hood is too short so actually wear anyway. So I don’t think I’ll miss it. I’m really hoping to be done with it soon. In addition to working on that and putting together Elementary Hats, I knit a headband for my daughter using leftover sock yarn. It was sort of the headband take on the Multidirectional Scarf.
I also received a three-hat custom order on Etsy. So that’s kept me busy as well.
I’ve also been making snails-pace progress on my latest quilt. Hopefully I’ll have FO photos before too long.