Accessories Roundup & Jon's former hobby

Sunday, November 7, 2010

I've been knitting like crazy lately (if you couldn't already tell)! I'm so glad the cool weather has arrived because it's finally the perfect weather for knitting.

Here's what I've been making these past few months.
stash for rav
If I had to pick one favorite yarn, it would definitely be Berocco Pure Alpaca (used previously for my End of May hat and Zig Zag afghan). My favorite yarn store always has tons of beautiful colors in stock and I came up with this color combination during my last visit (mostly chosen to match my rain coat).

scarf & hat set
I finished the hat before the trip and finished the scarf mid way through our trip. I knit the scarf from side to side and, quite honestly, I think this is the only way I'll knit scarves from now on. Knitting lengthwise goes much faster than knitting short rows back and forth (at least in my head it does!)

Sólheimajökull Glacier

Sólheimajökull Glacier
Jon picked out the yarn and pattern for this hat last fall and started knitting the band of this hat. The hat sat around for many months before Jon declared that knitting was no longer for him. I don't really blame him because K2P2 brims are fairly tedious to get started with. He decided that I should be the sole knitter in our house and asked me to finish this hat for him to wear in Iceland. This is a replacement for the Koolhaas hat I made him a few years ago that is too big and "too nice" to wear hiking.

you can sort of see my new scarf peeking through my jacket here.

opus spicatum
I've been lusting after The Fibre Company Terra yarn after seeing their beautiful ads in Interweave Knits and I finally got around to making a colorwork hat with it a few weeks ago. This is supposed to be an oversized beret, but I didn't do a gauge swatch and used the wrong sized needles so it ended up on the smaller it's just a plain old hat.

Rav link: craftr's opus spicatum
Opus Spicatum


  1. Hmmm, I never thought to knit a scarf sideways! I love the colors in Jon's hat. You are a knitting machine!

  2. You have been a knitting machine! Great hats and scarf.

  3. Love those yarn colors! Gorgeous!

  4. Well, you are a very accomplished knitter. I'm sure Jon just wanted to you shine. You have a good eye for picking out colors that coordinate well.

  5. I just really need to learn to knit - I love your creations!!!!

  6. You make me want to knit again, so badly! I love all of your stuff!

  7. hey, i just finished making that very same hat that jon started! your colorwork so impresses me, i'm still too scared of it to venture there but i'd definitely love to be brave enough to make that hat pattern one day. love your work!

  8. i LOVE your color scheme... the lime and 2 blues. so fabulous!

  9. Lovely knits! I love the scarf, and I can believe knitting it down the long way would seem faster, not as many rows to count :)

  10. i still love that hat/scarf combo every time i see it. gorgeous!
    everything's gorgeous actually, you have such a gift for color.

  11. I'm looking for new ideas for sweater scraps.
    Thanks for sharing 


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