Sunday, November 14, 2010

Knitting Update part 1

It's that time of year...things are finally getting cold(er) here in Virginia and it's time to take stock of who needs some new hand-knits to stay warm. I'm a bit crazy about insisting that if it is below 65 my kids wear hats outside. My only delay was finding a pattern I liked for Miss Jenny this year, it needed to be quick and easy, but not just a super plain beanie. Kyrie, from one of my very favorite blogs, "Are So Happy", designed this wonderful pattern and is offering it on Ravelry. I knew instantly I had to make it, and a short trip to the yarn store later, Jenny had chosen this yarn for it...I think the colors are very "her", although not what I would have chosen...she has such a solid idea of what she likes, it's really fun for me to watch what she picks, knowing that never in a million years would I have chosen the same thing. It was very fun to work with and I got enough yarn to try some matching mittens next!

The Details

Pattern: Little Pip's Acorn Hat (rav link)
Yarn: Noro Kureyon in colorway 270
(I got mine at our LYS but this is a good online yarn resource)
This hat definitely benefited from a good blocking, right off the needles I was worried it would be to small, but after blocking it might even have a bit of growing room! Very fun pattern, don't be intimidated by the bobbles, once you start them they are very easy and SO fun to do!

Friday, November 12, 2010

{this moment}

In the words of Soulemama...

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo -capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

Wishing you a lovely weekend!

I finally finished Anthony's sweater... It still needs buttons, which will be sewn on as soon is it finishes blocking!! (In the background is Jenny's purple sweater from last year, I think I was able to stretch the sleeves a bit while washing so it might fit a bit better now!)
Action shots to come ;)
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