At least for me, though baking is definitely tossed in there as well – banana bread (planned) and peanut butter cookies (requested). Today I want to get my husband’s thick winter hat done, and also relish in the post-holidays knitting frenzy by working on a pair of fingerless gloves for me. Also, tea.
I will be posting about the presents made later . . . some time. Maybe even before the new year.
As I have been a cabling fool this year, I decided to try out the owl hat.
Made with Simply Worsted, grey with a strand of glitter running through.
This is also my first pompom.
I started Twig Cowl by Tiny Owl Knits this last Saturday. Yarn Scout has had it on display for over a year, . . and I have had the yarn to do it for just as long. As I now mostly get cabling, I decided to give it a go. Mind you, I tried to use the yarn for some crochet hood project . . . . needless to say, it got frogged.
I fucking love it! I have to stop every few rows and squish it. Above I am out for coffee with Stacy, who is knitting a bit for her husband out of the bison and bamboo she spun up.
So, my sister-in-law reminded me last week of this yarn my husband bought me on a trip to Great Falls earlier this year. This is only significant because my husband actually bought the yarn, ergo he was in the store when my total was rung up for once. It wasn’t the most expense yarn in my stash, but it was awfully close, and to say he was shocked doesn’t exactly do it justice. Ahem, so . . .. I have finally decided what I am going to do with it.
I found this pattern on Ravelry, however, at the time, I had difficulties figuring out her directions. Here is a video on YouTube on how to do the Linen Stitch, though ignore the bit about how to do it when you are purling as in the pattern I linked, you do not purl.
I started this pattern with the recommended gauge for the yarn – 6.5mm, but that ended up being an extraordinarily tight weave and a little tight around as well. 24 inches fits over my head, but only just barely. Actually, I had to go and get needles for this as all I had were 8mm in 32 inch circular, and I did not want quite that large. However, since I could not wait until my favorite yarn shop was open, I settled for Micheal’s 29 inch 9mm circular. Not EXACTLY what I was looking for, but, oh well.
Obligatory yarn therapy and coffee picture. I WAS at
a coffee shop after all. ;P
A closer look at the cowl, note I am still early in progress.
So, here I am, bringing this project out of semi retirement, and I get stumped on the third row I am work in – second row in the pattern.
P2tog tbl. Purl 2 together through back loops.
Dear YouTube, thank you.
Also, what a pain in the ass.
Pretty, but still. Know I remember.
So, the latest project for the Gallatin Valley Stitchers is to make small stuffed animals for first responders, like, small enough they can be stuffed in small spaces until needed, yet large enough a child could hug. I found this awesome blog post, and now we are making a thing. This morning we gathered at Cold Smoke and started our teddy bears and bunnies.
Pictures to follow.
So, a couple weeks ago, a friend asked me if I could make a bag for her instead of paying her for a pendent she is wire wrapping for me. Thus I have my first commission! So far –
Yes, that is a porcupine. Yes, it kind of looks like David Tenant, doesn’t it?