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). 

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



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.