I have notes on how I lengthened this pattern to fit a fingering weight yarn on Ravelry, and other than that there is little to say on this project other than I FINALLY blocked it and FINALLY took photos and I love it so much and I get complimented on it often and I consider sort of like my own child. And if you are feeling like treating yourself, definitely consider this yarn, holy moly is it soft and it is hard to do the color photographic justice!
These were finished way, waaaay back; they spare my hands from cold bike handles through the fall and now from icy steering wheels in the winter! My only mods to the pattern were to add longer garter thumbs so that all of my fingers would be equally cozy.
Photo credit goes to @relatedbydelusion, who managed a perfect project photo in one shot.
My first ever double-knitting project! When I say “I used the pattern” I really mean “I used the letter chart for a completely different phrase”. Commission for a classmate at college! Hope I can mail to her before the winter is over.
2012 was a great year for my knitting: I worked on a lot of very different projects and tried a lot of new techniques, and I’m proud of what I’ve made! But I think my biggest accomplishment was publishing a new pattern and experiencing the excitement and joy of watching others make things with it. My Sanpo hat has over 20 finished projects and over 400 likes on Ravelry now, and this photoset only samples a few of them! Thank you everyone for a wonderful year, and happy knitting in 2013 <3
(Click the pictures for a link to each hat’s Ravelry page)
The downside of Ravelry is that I spend most of my allotted knitting time lusting after things I’m not knitting. I’ve got 101 problems and they are all in my queue.
(Click on each pic for a link to the pattern info!)
Pattern: my own!
Yarn: .8 skein of Noro Kureyon, .7 skein of Cascade 220 in “Dark Grey”
Needles: US 8
Time: June 12-October 5, 2012
Don’t look at the knitting time, it didn’t actually take me that long. This hat just went through several versions (ripped, ripped, ripped again) before I achieved the slouchy look I wanted! It’s taken so long to get a post about it because I wear it practically daily :) The Noro was purchased over the summer on a weekend getaway with my four best galpals and I think of them with love every time I wear it.
Finished a hat last night!! Need to block it and then better pics will be taken :)
Pattern: Baby Sweater on Two Needles (February) by Elizabeth Zimmerman from The Knitter’s Almanac
Yarn: 2 skeins of Vickie Howell for Caron Sheep(ish) in “Pink(ish)”
Needles: US 10
Time: August 10-Septmeber 15, 2012
I love making sweaters, despite being incredibly slow at them, so finishing a baby-sized one in a month felt utterly amazing. The intended recipient is my cousin’s new baby girl, but man, people need to have more babies so I can knit more small things!!!!