It’s starting to get cold here (it’s supposed to go down to 4 degrees tonight!) so all I can think about is staying warm. What better way is there than scarves? Thick, warm, chunky, wool scarves. I made an infinity … Continue reading
This week on the needles is a poncho for my little sister. I looked through basically every child poncho pattern on ravelry but there wasn’t one that was exactly what I wanted. I want to make a basic poncho but I … Continue reading
I am going to try to write weekly feature post on patterns I am really interested in but have not yet tried. Some of these patterns have been sitting in my queue for a LONG time but I just have not … Continue reading
It’s been a busy summer! Between trips, work and a general lack of knitting motivation during these warm summer months I don’t have many new projects to show. I did manage to make one warm weather appropriate top for my … Continue reading
Starting May 1st I am planning on doing a 30 day hot yoga challenge where I do one hot yoga class a day for the entire month. This means I will be going to yoga more than usual and will need a better … Continue reading
These headbands have been very popular for the last 2 years or so, so I decided to make my own! I made the first of them in late November of last year and have worn it almost everyday since. It’s … Continue reading
These are some projects I’m thinking about trying in the next few months. Between school and work I won’t have a lot of time for knitting until April but I always like to have something on the go. And sometimes just the patterns are fun to look at.
I would love to make these for my mom for her birthday. I really like the thistle design on them and if I were able to find a vibrant green and orange colour that go together nicely (like the bottom picture on the Ravelry pattern page) I think they would turn out very nicely.
(New) Infinity Scarf:
I lost the one I made for myself two years ago and I didn’t realize how much I wore it until I didn’t have it anymore. The one I made last time looked a lot like this and I will probably stick to a pretty similar design again. I also like the this one (though it’s more of a cowl).
Brioche Hat and Scarf:
Fingerless Gloves with Finger Flaps:
Similar to these (the first ones on the page) except not sure about the thumb flap.
Pillow and Hot Water Bottle Cover:
I love this look and I have some really chunky wool that will work perfectly. For the hot water bottle cover something like this or this would be fast and simple. For the pillow cover maybe something simple like this or something with cables like this or this.
Tea Pot/Mug Cozies:
I’ve been wanting to try to make my own version of these ever since I saw them on Etsy over a year ago. I love the shape and they would be great for around the house slippers. Now that I have some experience felting slippers I think I might give them a go.
I’m considering doing the Paulie by Isabell Kraemer as it look’s easy, its seamless, and the pattern is free.
I don’t have a particular baby to knit these things for, but these patterns are all just too cute! A lady I work with had her first grandchild last year so I’m sure I could give anything I made to her.
I love the look of both the Latte Baby Coat and Entrechat by Lisa Chemery. They are both absolutely adorable and the fit on both of them looks amazing. I may try the Entrechat first because it would be a good weight for the summer (and I probably wouldn’t finish until then). I’ve also heard a lot about the Cascade Eco+ yarn that the Latte Baby Coat in made with so would love to try this eventually. Also love the basket weave detail on it.
I also love the Saartjes Bootees by Saartje de Bruijn. They look like they will be really quick to make and would be a great go to gift for baby showers (along with the berry hat that I usually make).
And finally this Fox and Wolf hat by Katy Tricot. Too cute!
Fair Isle Sweater (for my sister):
My goal is to make one for by her birthday in November. So I am giving myself a big head start.
This will be a large project for me and I want to find just the right pattern. I may end up using a combination of a couple different patterns to get it just right.