Friday, December 15, 2017

FO Friday: Noisy Hat


Pattern: Noisy
Yarn: Quince & Co. Owl in 'Cement'
Needles: US Size 10

I made this hat for a Secret Santa gift exchange among the economics department graduate students. While I'm in the middle of finals, having this simple project to work on was a very good excuse to procrastinate. The pattern was super clear and easy to follow and I think the recipient was happy :) This will definitely become a go-to gift option.

I tend to measure small projects like this in how many episodes of a show it took to knit. This one took two Christmas movies and one episode of The Office.  


Monday, December 4, 2017

Free Yarn for a Good Cause!

Hello fellow knitters and crocheters! The folks at yarncanada.ca have reached out to me to help spread the word about their initiative to give yarn to groups knitting or crocheting for a cause.

So whether you're crocheting octopuses for preemie babies ...



knitting sweaters for penguins affected by oil spills...



knitting jumpers for chilly chickens...



or anything in between, please consider applying!

Friday, December 1, 2017

FO Friday: Moss Cropped Sweater


Pattern: A heavily modified version of Ariana by Novel Reed
Yarn: Cascade Yarn Pacific in Moss, held double
Needles: US Size 7

Unfortunately, the Ariana pattern is no longer available, but it was an invaluable jumping off point for my initial measurements and stitch counts.



My goal right now is to knit things that I'll actually wear (most of my handknits end up gathering dust in my closet). I figured the best place to start for inspiration was my own wardrobe. I have a favorite navy blue cropped sweater that I purchased a couple of years ago that I used as a rough template for this sweater. 



I used a top-down seamless construction (I avoid seams at all costs). I may rip the cast off edge out and redo it using Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off as there's not as much give as I would like on the bottom hem.  I was too excited to be finished so for now I'll leave it as is :)