Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Christmas Hat Brigade

I decided to make hats for several members of my family for Christmas. My husband, my mother, father-in-law, brother and sister-in-law. I even finished them by Christmas, barely. The last one was finished on Christmas.

Harvard Square

I still have one scarf that I'm making for a friend, The Noro Scarf but I'm not going to my friend for a few days so I have a little reprieve. Even though I've been wanting to use Noro for a while, I resisted the urge for a while. I was working on a sweater and a lace scarf, and of course, there were Christmas hats yet to be knit. But willpower is a fickle thing. At least my willpower is a fickle thing. I was in the quilt shop one day, and right next door is a yarn shop. I found myself inside, by the Noro. How could I, in good conscience, leave it there?

But back to the Christmas hats. I knit the Seaman's watch cap,

Seaman's Watch Cap

A Hat Fit For a Boyfriend, the Claudia hat, the Harvard Square hat and a pattern from Woolbearers. I got to use some great yarn. For the Harvard Square hat, I used Classic Elite Montera and I think I have enough left over to make a hat for myself.


Sunday, November 09, 2008

Back Again

So much for actively blogging! Well, I'm going to try again.

The weather has turned cooler. The trees are going from beautiful fall color to bare branches. Perfect weather for knitting & quilting.

I'm working on a cardigan for a class that I'm taking. I'm using Drops Design Studio Pattern 88-4

I'm not following the pattern and I'm knitting from the top down. I'm learning a lot. It was so much fun to go to Woolbearers and pick any yarn I wanted without worrying about gauge. There was such a feeling of freedom! I've had to do a lot of ripping back, but if I focus on the process and not the product it doesn't seem so bad. Hey, I'm learning as much from ripping back as I am from knitting. Maybe more! With that said, I'm hoping to get a cardigan that fits. Wish me luck!