FO: Grandma’s Hat

I finished this hat a week or so ago and hadn’t been able to get photos until just now!  With temperatures being so high lately, I’ve been lucky enough to walk to and from work and these hats have been great companions on those walks.IMG_0540

I shipped both this and the hat for my Grandpa this week and I really hope they fit and are well-loved 🙂  Isn’t that all knitters really hope for when they send off things? We just wanna show our love and yarn is the best way for some of us to do it.  IMG_7083

Aaaaannnndddd for the outtake:IMG_7087

Miss Lisa decided that she wanted to be a part of the fun happening on the couch.  Can you say ‘Princess’?

What have you finished lately?

WIP Wednesday: And Now a Hat for my Grandma

Another new project to share this week! Two weeks in a row with new stuff to show you? I can’t believe it either after the last few months of the same project(s) week after week.IMG_6980

I recently started a hat for my Grandma that has become my purse knitting.  I’m using three different yarns held together and a US 10 needle.  One of the yarns is KnitPicks Swish and the other two are leftovers from the purple minion stick shift cover I finished a while back.

What are you working on this week?  New projects or old ones?

FO Friday: Bailiwick Pullover

It’s done! This sweater seemed to take me *forever* to knit and by the end of it, I really just wanted to move onto the next thing but I was definitely excited to have this finished and wearable.IMG_2451

It fits just the way I wanted it to, not close fitting (except in the sleeves) and not too baggy (so I don’t look like a huge grape).  I think it hits my hips at the best point and the texture on top provides awesome visual (and knitting) interest but the stockinette on the bottom keeps it from being overwhelming.IMG_2444

All in all, I loved knitting this, despite all my lazy mistakes that I had to continually rip back and fix, the yarn is superb and the finished sweater is fantastic!IMG_2447

Pattern: Bailiwick Pullover

Designer: Courtney Spainhower

Yarn: Manos del Uruguay Serena

Mods: noneIMG_2450

Have you finished anything new lately?IMG_2442

(hair is gettin’ long ya’ll)

WIP Wednesday: Whipping Out Some Christmas Orders

Welcome to another WIP Wednesday!  The project I was planning on showing you today actually got bound off last night and is now blocking, but have no fear!  I cast on for a new project this morning and although still in its infantile phase, this little guy is going to grow up quickly.

Just a wee little guy

I’m crunching out a quick pair of fingerless mitts for a custom Christmas order, not following a pattern just using some basic knowledge that I’ve got stowed away in my head from years of knitting these things.  I’m knitting it out of Adrienne Vittadini Natashausing size 9 needles.

wool, alpaca, mohair - what's not to love love love about this yarn?

What works are you making progress on this Wednesday?  Check out Tami’s blog for more reading and to share yours!

Ravelry Giveaway!

On Monday I launched my first ever Ravelry Giveaway in my group!  If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out 🙂 You could win this gorgeous stuff:

scrumptious and soft and warm and lovely

Plus some surprise gifties that will come in the package to the winner!  There are a multitude of ways to enter, but the giveaway ends on December 7th at midnight (next Tuesday) and I will be drawing the winner on Wednesday.

What are you waiting for? Go enter!