Friday, December 16, 2016

FO Friday: Garter Ear Flap Hat


The semester is finally winding down, but while I should be working on my term papers, putting the finishing touches on baby knits is the perfect procrastination opportunity (and blogging about it). 


Pattern:
Garter Ear Flap Hat from Purl Soho 
(Ravelry link here). 

Yarn: 

Needles:
US7


One of my friends from my economics program recently had a baby girl, and I love the chance to try out some of my favorite baby-sized patterns. I had finished this hat about a month ago, but had dragged my feet weaving in the ends and adding the tassel. It's been freezing here the last few days (temperatures here have been close to -16 F with the wind chill) so I was finally motivated to finish it up, and I hope this hat is up to the challenge.

Short rows kept this pattern interesting, and the small size makes this a quick knit. As with the case with most hats I knit, it came out a bit big -- thankfully she has a lot of growing to do! 






Thursday, December 1, 2016

WIP: Toronto Honey Cowl



While grad school has kept me almost 100% occupied (and this blog almost 100% quiet over the past year), I have had the chance to continue working on my Honey Cowl. While visiting my boyfriend's family in Toronto last March, I stopped by a knitting store named Yarns Untangled in Kensington Market. The shop was incredibly cute -- it was not too big but they had a nice, curated selection.

I always like to buy yarn when I visit a new city, and when I saw the Malabrigo Yarn Rios I immediately thought of this modification of the Honey Cowl. The two colors I chose are little closer together than the ones in the original modification, but together these two have a sort of seaside/mermaid-y theme with the blues/purples and then greens/light blues.

The pictures unfortunately do not do justice to these colorways.

The pattern itself has been easy -- good for knitting while watching Netflix or while traveling. I've decided to just knit until the yarn runs out. I hope to have it done before winter really sets in.