Yesterday I didn’t exactly show you the sweater I was making, just the massive ball of yarn it was coming from.
this will not be a bra-sweater
Now that it’s grown enough that you can start to see the pattern and I can actually try it on, I decided it was about time to show you all.
cameraface, excuse the crazy hair, I was feeling lazy
This is what I consider a “mindless” project – easy raglan shape, easy numbers, straightforward lace panel, thick yarn and needles.
the ball baby is getting smaller
What do you consider mindless?
Last weekend my roomie went climbing at Indian Creek and was worried about the cold weather and being able to stay warm. I told her that I could make up some quick legwarmers for her to take and climb in, it was Wednesday afterall and she wasn’t leaving until Friday. I had plenty of time.
Except that it was Thursday and not Wednesday.
Had it actually been Wednesday like I was originally thinking when I offered, the warmers would have been done in plenty of time and on her legs whilst crag climbing in the desert.
Regardless, they were completed last weekend and will be traveling to other climbing destinations in the future!
I used some label-less stash yarn in the colors of rocks on size 9 needles in a k2p2 pattern.
Do you have an FO to share or want to read more? Check out Tami’s blog for the details!
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Tagged easy, fo, fo friday, knit, knitting, leg warmers, legwarmers, quick, rock climbing, worsted
Remember that KAL I was doing with Freshy? The one where we both going to finally knit the Aidez for ourselves and be supremely happy with the phenomenal results?
Mine has been postponed.
The yarn I chose isn’t getting gauge and although I do love the fabric created by the yarn, it just won’t work for this sweater and so I’m putting it aside until I can design something phenomenal out of it for myself.
Now doesn't that scream to be made into squooshy cables wrapped around my body? I thought so too.
I suppose this post-ponement isn’t altogether bad, I *do* have another excuse to go yarn shopping right? I simply must get appropriate yarn for Aidez so that I can don this oh-so-freaking-cute cardigan by the time its cold enough outside.
Have you knit Aidez? Share your stories with me! I’m always enjoying others’ renditions of this immediate classic
Now, remember when I said last week that I was looking for a yarn to go with my Paris yarn at the Stitches South marketplace?
My thought process was that if I had a goal-yarn in mind, it would help curb impulse spending, (being a broke college student also helps impulse spending, incidentally) and for the most part, it did. I bought 10 skeins of Silky Wool in a taupe color because I’ve been in love with the silky wool since my momma had me wind some for her last summer, not to mention it was 50% off in those quantities (you can be expecting another design coming this fall with that yarn).
so much yarn everywhere!
Back to my goal-yarn.
I searched and I searched and for a change of pace, I searched some more. I knew sort-of what I was looking for, something to bring out the bits of yellow in the gray-ish alpaca I brought home. I wanted something with a bit of a halo, since the alpaca itself has a bit of a halo. I wanted it to be of a similar weight – about fingering or sock weight perhaps.
So many of the yellows I found were too rainy-day and some were too dandelion. Some were too pastel and others were too mustard.
Finally, I found it. I found my Paris-yarn soul mate. The color was perfect, just rich enough to add interest, depth and dimension. The yarn was thin with just a touch of halo, less than the alpaca but not perfectly smooth.
I’ve never had the pleasure of using Malabrigo before, this was my first Malabrigo purchase and it was so worth it. I picked up two skeins of the Malabrigo Lace in Frank Ochre.
I’m still sort of deciding what I want to do with it, I know I want it wrapped around my neck/face area because it is so devastatingly soft and I’m thinking I want fringies as well….a scarf, shawl, or cowl……..
And as a bit of added awesomeness to the weekend, I won some Malabrigo Worsted at the Student Fashion Show dinner they had Saturday night too
The Super Slouchy Beanie with PomPom is now ready to be knit by all!
mrsmouse's super slouchy beanie!
I want to thank my very generous and hard-working test knitters, mrsmouse and mamatwitch (both Ravelry links) for testing out the pattern and catching any glitches, thanks so much you guys!
My 1st version
You can find the FREE pattern for the hat on Ravelry here
and it grows!
A simple knit, but also the coolest hat you’ll own! Knit with plenty of extra slouch and accessorized with a sizable PomPom, what’s not to love about this beanie? The pattern is written to be very flexible when it comes to yarn choice and just about any worsted weight yarn will do the trick making it perfect for your handspun beauties or that single impulse skein you picked up on a whim. This would also be a great project to use up scrap yarn or those odd balls and skeins that are lying around dying to be used. Perfect for beginners and experts alike, the hat is also a quick knit and would make for a great last minute gift for everyone on your list!
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Tagged beanie, beginner, cap, easy, free, hat, knit, knitting, mamatwitch, mrsmouse, pattern, pom pom, pompom, quick, ravelry, sillylittlelady, simple, slouch, slouchy, stocking, worsted, worsted weight