I realised after I’d posted that I should have given a “spoilers” warning yesterday. Some people get rather animated when it comes to mystery knit alongs. I am not one of those people! So, consider yourselves warned!
The pink tube is the brim for the hat. The two blue-green bits are the (re)start of Cria (hint: I didn’t read the pattern properly) and the green wotsit is the mystery sock.
Hopefully I should have quite a few finished object posts coming up. I just need to edit a metric tonne of photos. Here’s hoping I can keep fighting this cold.
2paw – I owe you a very long email. Ditto April. And probably a few other people!
Thanks for the well-wishes. I spent the 7th of January in good company enjoying lovely coffee and cake and fondling many yarns and then spent the next day (my actual birthday) recovering! Not a bad start to the year.
Instead of doing individual FO/WIP posts for the stuff I’ve finished and have on the go I’ll just do a quick-and-dirty round up of some stuff now and some other things later in the month.
Fluffy Bunny and Camo Ninja minions for my sister-in-law and brother, respectively.
Gentleman's Sock in Railway Stitch in Araucania and Regia Stretch for my dad (bit late for Christmas, never mind!)
Windward by Woollywormhead - best modelled shot I could get, sorry!
I also have a pair of finished wristwarmers, a finished shawl for me, a finished cardigan for my mum (only 3 days late), some things I made for a swap last year, plus a purge of UFOs and probably lots of other stuff I’ve forgotten about.
I’ll get there … eventually!
Will I ever stop with the puns? Probably not!
I was going to wait until I’d finished the second instalment on both Woollywormhead hats, but hat A is taking me longer than I’d thought! I have to post the following warning
I got a light slap on the wrists for sharing photos of the brims in Ravelry groups so I thought if you’re of a sensitive nature and don’t want to be spoilt, consider yourself forewarned!
Sorry. That’s not very punny is it? I’m just having too much pun with it.
Woollywormhead Mystery KAL first.
Hat A (the more tricky of the two with cables in the brim) worked in Some Assembly Required Not So Light sock-weight in Desert Rose. Still have another 2″ to go, but you get the idea.
Hat B (the more “simple” of the choices) in King Cole Moods DK
Despite myself, I’ve grown quite fond of twisted rib.
I started (and finished!) a little one-ball cowl for myself in some yarn I’d originally intended for mittens. Pattern is the Quick Cabled Cowl and the yarn is Wendy Serenity Super Chunky.
More photos and project details here
It felt like knitting with broomsticks after faffing around with 3 mm and 4 mm needles but I did OK!
I’ve also made more progress on Watershed and managed to get a photo in what passes for daylight in the Northern Hemisphere at this time of year. In other words, I turned my daylight lamp on because it was raining. Again.
I’ve been having better days but it’s been an hour-by-hour thing. Just got to take it slowly!
Pattern: Coldharbour Twist by Woollywormhead
Yarn/needles: Sublime Organic Cotton DK. Approx 75 g used (180 yds). 4.5 mm circular, used Magic-loop style.
- Made for my mum who doesn’t like hats “with holes in” because “isn’t a hat for keeping you warm?”.
- She also has a head of curly hair so the beret shape is perfect for avoiding helmet-hair.
- Lovely pattern as you would expect from Woollywormhead and I was pleasantly surprised by how the yarn worked up with the texture.
Using the remnants of the hat yarn I made myself a cute little crocheted washcloth
Pattern: Lady Marmalade by Shirley MacDonald.
Really fun pattern and works up very fast.
Knew I was running out of yarn fast and so worked the bottom ruffle in a series of trebles (US doubles) instead of as prescribed in the pattern.
Great way of trying new stitches and techniques in a small project.