For Mother’s Day this year I did something a little different and took my Mom to Yarn Scout for her gift. She picked the Messenger Kit by Stephanie Shiman, a Wonderland Yarns kit. Though it took a couple months, I finished it in time (barely) for my parent’s 4th of July visit.
In which my brother wanted to be in the picture, so there is
She really likes it. 🙂
I like this one enough I might keep it for myself . . .or make another one. I seriously can’t get over the colors and sparkles.
So close, and yet so far . .
Like I said, I freaking love this yarn.
A brief modeling stint.
After re starting this project this last fall and being pushed to the wayside a couple times, my Not A Noro Scarf was completed this morning! Btw, I call it the Not a Noro scarf as it is Painted Sky, not Noro.
Based on the Noro Scarf by Jared Flood.
This weekend we spent at my husband’s family’s cabins – Deer Creek Cabins – continuing spring maintenance and post winter cleaning. On one of my jaunts around, I noticed the daffodils came back again. The glacier lilies have sprouts up every where as well. I predict that they will mostly bloom around Mother’s Day.
In further news, I finished the hat I was working on for my Dad – the #LOUDER – as he is a big Sea Hawks fan. I know little about sportsball all the things, but I think he will like this.I messed up a little bit on the on the Beastquake bit, but if you weren’t comparing it to the graph, I don’t think you’d notice.
A friend and I want to learn how to do stranded color work while knitting, so she urged me to actually make a hat that has been in my Ravelry Library for a while – The Fuck It Hat, by Not A Lazy Suzen.
I used Schoppel-Wolle for both the grey and variegated yarn. As this is my first stranded knitting project, there are some things I had problems with, and some things I am not sure how to fix. However, I did know enough to realize that the first incarnation of this hat I had to frog, as it was all puckered – that will not block out and means I had one or both of the yarns too tight.
So, a while back I made a rainbow scarf for my friend, Jenn. I have finally gotten around to making her a rainbow hat, using a similar lacey eyelet pattern to what I used with her scarf.
The pattern I used is Hedgehog Fiber’s Jana’s Hat. Now, this obviously isn’t Hedgehog, but the weight of the rainbow yarn is close, the black yarn is a little heavier.
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.