WIP: What Doesn’t This Hat Have?

Welcome to another WIP Wednesday!  I’ve been knitting like a fiend every chance I get to try to crank out orders and work on Christmas knitting and knit a bit more stock for my upcoming show, it’s crazy!

Today I’m sharing with you a hat that was ordered by a friend of mine.  He wanted it to be slouchy, with a pompom, colorful, unique and have earflaps.  What else could you put on a hat?

Definitely a One-Of-A-Kind

I finished up the knitting portion of the hat on Monday evening but as it is not 100% complete I thought it fair to share with you what I have 🙂

To read more WIPs and share your own, check out Tami’s blog!

A Wee Jedi

 

My nephew and family celebrated the first year after his birth just a few weeks ago and as you all know, in the knitting world, new babes can

 

not go unspoiled when it comes to knitwear and such a celebration was definitely a worthy cause.

 

As his parents (and much of the rest of the family) are of the nerd variety, I thought that this hat would be perfect for him:

A Wee Jedi

This was gifted to him along with his Christmas stocking I shared with you and I hope that they both see much love and use in the future.

Winner!

I really really quite enjoyed reading all of the comments from last week’s giveaway post– definitely learned some new things to make my patterns better and more enjoyable to knit from!

Over-Under Fingerless Mitts

By random number generator, the winner for this giveaway is Sandra!  Sandra, I’ll be in touch with you shortly and I think everyone else should check out her blog

Ninja Beanie

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend whatever you end up doing, I plan on cranking out a lot of custom orders and some Christmas knitting and hopefully some knitting for my upcoming show!  I have a four-day weekend because of the US Thanksgiving holiday and boy am I glad.

thanks again to everyone who entered and to everyone who’s ever bought a pattern from me, I sincerely strive to make this passion my full-time job and every pattern sale gets me one step closer!

WIP Thursday

I know I (and many other people) usually do these on Wednesdays, but because I started my giveaway yesterday I decided to share some of my current works with you a day late.

Soft and Warm

I received some orders recently for a young family welcoming their first child into the world.  A blanket, newborn and 6ish month old hats were requested along with hats for both parents.

And Machine Washable!

As they’re having a girl, I’ve chosen a more feminine palette of yarns that are both soft and machine washable – definitely a necessity for baby items.

What are you currently working on?

100 Ravelry Sales!

Just last week I hit a major milestone.  I sold my 100th pattern on Ravelry!

In the spirit of celebrating patterns, I’m going to giveaway a pattern of the winner’s choice.

To be entered, just leave a comment on this post telling me something you really enjoy about some patterns or something you would fix (doesn’t have to be my patterns, any pattern advice will do!)

The giveaway will end next Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at midnight and the winner will be chosen on Wednesday and announced here!

FO Friday: Christmas Stocking

Remember the stocking I mentioned last week?  It’s been finished and shipped off the recipient 🙂  I sincerely hope that it serves its magical purpose and fills with lovely things on the Eves of Christmas for my nephew to enjoy the following morning for years to come.

Sorry for the crappy picture, there's only so much you can do at work...

I knit the stocking out of Paton’s Encore Worsted on size 8 needles and it was a really quick knit, even with all the colorwork!  Although, that could be because colorwork is addicting because you want to see what one more row will do to the pattern and you never end up putting the needles down….that can’t just be me.

Little bells on the toe for festive cheer 🙂

To see more FO Friday posts check out Tami’s blog and share your own!