I finished up the End of May hat on Monday night. This project was so much fun and I'm officially addicted to stranded knitting. I've got lots of yarn left over, so I will be making the matching mittens to go along with the hat.
Here's the details:
Yarn: Berocco Ultra Alpaca
Size: Large (next time I will do the smaller size and use size 3 needles)
Notes: I guess I had some gauge issues with this hat, because it turned out a
tad too big for my head (width and lengthwise). I remedied the
situation by tossing it in the dryer for 10 minutes. The hat fits much
better now and doesn't cover my eyes when I pull it down all the way.
Rav link: craftr's End of May
I've been trolling Ravelry for fun colorwork patterns now that I can officially add colorwork as one of my knitting skills. I discovered SpillyJane Knits through a Ravelry ad last year and now I'm ready to take the plunge to make up some of her cute mitten patterns. My favorites are the Swedish Fish Mittens and the Carrots and Beets Mittens.
Before I stock up on fingering weight yarn and tiny needles, I plan to make the Chevron Love Mittens with this Farmer's Market Kit that I bought last winter. It hurts me a little to wind up these cute little hanks of yarn into balls, but I've got to bite the bullet, right?
I also finished this scarf made out of the handspun that I bought last Saturday. I based it loosely on the Noro Striped Scarf pattern.
Here's the Details:
Yarn: Handspun by hands + notions (130 yards of wool locks, silk and alpaca)
Takhi Sedona in off white (2 skeins held doubled)
Needles: Size 10.5
Pattern: Cast on 17 stitches. K1p1 alternating between 2 rows of natural yarn and 2 rows of handspun yarn, slipping the first stitch of each row.
Size: 5 inches by 84 inches
Notes: The Sedona yarn was really great to work with. It's a nubby thick worsted and really soft. I'd definitely use it again. Now, I think I'm a little hooked on handspun yarn. I will be desperately trying to keep myself from picking up another hobby. Wish me luck!
Rav link: craftr's Handspun Scarf
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We had a very productive day at our house! We cleaned it from top to bottom (including the fridge!) and we put up all of our Christmas decorations.
Bring on the hot chocolate and Christmas tunes on repeat for the next month!