Welcome to another FO Friday! This week I’m sharing some hats that were finished recently.
The first is a new design that I published earlier this week: Twisted. The original version of this hat was knit out of a Bamboo/Merino blend with two strands held together although any worsted weight yarn that gets gauge will work just fine.
The second hat I’m sharing is a complete One of a Kind. A friend wanted a slouchy, random, colorful beanie with earflaps, tassels and a pompom and I did my best to deliver.
Also, I recently finished a requested Hooded Scarf for a good friend and customer. I’ve got another in the works for another friend that’ll look quite different, so be on the lookout for that 😉
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I didn’t have a post written up for today, I’ve been pretty busy trying to replace the job I was laid off from as I left to visit my family for Christmas and today I was successful. As a result, I start tomorrow and I hope this one doesn’t go the way of the others leaving me in the unemployed wake.
To finish off my day, I plan on cleaning and organize my space quite a bit. I want to start the new year and new job off fresh. This includes some knitting of course as I’ve still got orders and really, who in their right mind thinks I’m going to give up my precious knitting time?
Welcome to the first WIP Wednesday of 2012! Yesterday was the first new design published of 2012 and Monday was the first Musical Monday post and I hope to share many more of all of these 🙂
Right now I’ve got quite a few WIPs which is slightly unlike me. If I get too many things going at once I don’t know what to work on and so I end up working on nothing. Weird right? I know, so I try to keep my WIP count down. One of my current projects is the lace shawl design that I’m collaborating with Bittersweet Wooleryon.
The yarn is Star Dust, a merino/silk/metallic blend and not only is it absolutely gorgeous to work with and rub on your face, its actually a dream to knit with too! I’m not dropping stitches, the yarn isn’t splitting and its not shedding anywhere. All wins for me.
I’m also working on some custom orders currently that I hope to photograph soon – a charcoal Ninja Beanie and an orange-ish hooded scarf. I’ve got more designs in the pipeline but this is what’s happening this week.
During the last week of 2011 I designed and knit up (and wrote down) a new hat pattern! It features twisted cables and ribs, a massive pompom and braided ear tassels.
A simple but unique design, this hat would be great for the knitter who wants to practice different techniques in a smaller project and the finished result is great for snow sports! Perfectly mirroring cables and ribbing add to the charm of the hat and the super soft, lightweight and warm yarn is a treat for your hands and your head.
Sizes: One Size Fits Most
Finished Measurements: Fits head sizes 20-23 inches in circumference
Happy New Year to you all! I’m quite excited for 2012 and I wanted to start the year off with a happy song from one of my favorite soundtracks from one of my favorite movies 🙂 What are you listening to to start off your year?