I loved the Just Enough Ruffles scarf I made for my mom so I decided to try it again. This time with a variegated yarn. I wasn't sure who I was making this for but it was fun.
Just Enough Ruffles scarf using Berocco Comfort worsted weight in Raspberry Tart
My friend asked me to knit a hat for her. She had the yarn already purchased and I just needed to find a pattern. She requested a slouchy cable hat. So I came up with this pattern.
Lemon Curd Slouch
I don't know what the yarn was since she purchased it in Alaska but I love how it turned out!
I don't know how it happened but I have really gravitated towards hats. I am known as the "hat knitter" by a few people. I think it's because they are quick and easy to work up. Continuing on with the hat trend.......
Someone from a message board that I frequent was on the hunt for a knitted baby hat. She doesn't know if the baby she is expecting is a boy or a girl so I covered all my bases.
Trio of baby hats
The owl hat is this pattern. I don't recall what pattern I used for the blue hat but I do know that the pattern didn't call for the pom pom, I added that after the fact. The pink hat is this pattern. I actually started the hats using a pima cotton yarn but I didn't like how they were turning out. I instead switched to some baby specific yarn but I don't recall what it was. Again that is what happens when you are working on too many projects and don't write them down!
I had some leftover yarn from another project and decided to put it to good use. What else would you do with bright orange yarn? A pumpkin of course!
This hat is actually my own pattern (sort of). I used a random child's beanie I found on Ravelry and another pattern for the stems.
I believe the stem pattern is from here.
Now, when you have a ton of leftover green yarn, what do you do with that? Jason requested I make him a beanie, so I did. Super simple, super easy. I don't even have the pattern linked because I just knitted it. I casted on what I thought was a good amount of stitches and just went from there. This picture is not very good. The color looks grey when it's really more Kelly green.
I am knitting most everyone something for Christmas and I asked my sister to pick something she would like. She picked a beautiful hat and I was so excited to knit it. We went to the yarn store and she picked her own yarn.
Audrey Hat in Malabrigo Rios Purple Mystery
This color is more of a deep purple but I love how you can see the subtle stripe in the yarn. This was one of my favorite things to knit. It is always nice to knit with a high quality yarn because it is soft, easy to work with and just beautiful. My budget doesn't allow myself to use $13 skeins of yarn often though.
Another Christmas gift I made was for my aunt (she doesn't read the blog) and I love it. I found this pattern and HAD TO have this exact yarn. It's discontinued so it was a bit of a challenge. I hope I am not out of touch but I feel like this cowl is exactly her style.
Rainbow Twist in Malabrigo Rasta Arco Iris
It's funny because this is actually the second twist I made. I wasn't happy with how I seamed the first one so I took all the stitches out and started over. The seam on this one is much more clean.
I had started another project using some leftover Madelinetosh yarn but I wasn't happy with it. I need to be at least 90% happy with how a project turns out otherwise I start over. I took out the scarf I had started, unraveled it and made this cowl instead. It knitted up so fast and it matches the winter hat I made for myself last year.
Bella Cowl in Madelinetosh Vintage in Carmine (discontinued)
This was my first project using a lace pattern. Lace intimidates me. I found an easy one to start with and it was amazingly easy. I won't be intimidated anymore!
My coworker is due to have a baby this month and I wanted to knit the little guy a hat. I am very proud to say that this is my own pattern. I made this one up myself and if I ever get around to it, I will publish it here (in case I have any readers who are knitters). I wanted to use up some other yarn I had bought and I wanted a striped hat. This one was so easy. I made it in a larger size so it would fit the wee one as he grew. I love how it turned out.
Striped baby hat - A Pachey original
The stripes are in groups of 6 and I added the pom pom to make it more fun. The yarn is a soft pima cotton from Cascade yarns.
I am currently working on some dishcloths as Christmas gifts for my mother-in-law, Mamo and probably some other family members who I will not name. I bought Lion brand Kitchen Cotton yarn in super fun colors and am working on this pattern series.
Here is one completed. I have about 10 more to do before Christmas - not hard considering they only take about 2 hours to knit.
This hat is for my uncle for Christmas. It's in a simple cable pattern with a good quality yarn.
Fisher Cable in Berroco Vintage in Cast Iron
Lots of work ahead! I can't post some items because I do want them to be a surprise but I can't wait to share all the finished projects!