Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Serial Hat Knitter

It appears as though I might be a Serial Hat Knitter.
It all started with this.......

And this gorgeous pattern from Ravelry (modified just slightly by me).

Yarn - Handspun yarn from the wonderfully talented Ceylan of Plied Together on Etsy. I may have knit two chunky berets as well, for my college-aged cousins. There may have even been some knitting during Christmas gatherings to finish those berets. In fact, one of them was knit entirely during our Christmas family gathering. I finished in the nick of time!

Since I missed Christmas here on the blog, I'll move onward. Here's to a happy and healthy New Year for all!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Blue Christmas.......

A Blue Christmas hat for me!

Diamond Beret, Free pattern on Ravelry.
Size US#7 needles
Yarn - Dream in Color, Classy (worsted weight yarn) in the Night Watch Colorway.
The pattern is great, the yarn, well......kinda meh about it. I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it either. It's a superwash yarn, and it feels "treated." It's definitely not as soft as the other yarns I've been knitting with lately (their cashmere content doesn't help with this comparison). If you are looking for a nice, standard yarn for knits that will get a lot of wash and wear, this might be the yarn for you.

The hat enjoyed its inaugural debut on our Christmas tree trek. Please don't comment on the lack of matching accessories. I am going to crank out something more "matchy, matchy" after the Christmas knitting is done.
What's in your queue?