Thursday, July 31, 2014

English Rose Hats


The yardage on this yarn was pretty good so I was able to make two hats from one skein. This one, another Fuego, is child sized and would probably fit a four or five year old. I scaled down the pattern by using a smaller needle, a lighter weight yarn and eliminating one of the pattern repeats. Here's a picture of the hat stretched onto Ms. Styrofoam Head.


The second hat is adult sized with the same lighter weight yarn. It is another version of the Wild Leaves pattern, just like the blue one I posted a couple of days ago. The yarn is Malabrigo Arroyo and the colorway is English Rose.




Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Two Hats for Sally


 

Our neighbor, Sally, almost always wears something on her head so it is fun to make her a couple of hats every now and then. I also like to try out new patterns and new yarn and hat projects are a great way to do that.

The pattern for the blue one is Wild Leaves. It is knit in Malabrigo Rios - the color is Azul Profundo.

The purple one is knit from the Fuego Hat pattern. The yarn is Plucky Trusty in the Cressey Road colorway.




Thursday, July 24, 2014

Bubbles Socks

Another pair for the Cookie A. Sock Club

Pattern - Bubbles Socks
Yarn - Cephalopod Yarns Skinny Bugga
Color - Blue Lobster

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

July 2014 Bee Blocks


The guidelines for this month's charity quilt were pretty loose - untrimmed wonky log cabins in a particular color scheme. These blocks are not real beauties on their own but the finished quilts always seem to work. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts, so to speak.

These are my last blocks for the do Good Stitches Cheer circle. July 2012 was the first month of the group and I decided recently to quit and let someone else take my place. My enthusiasm for donated craft items is leaning more toward knitted hats right now and less toward sewing quilt blocks. There is usually a waiting list of quilters for dGS so I'm sure my replacement will be happy to get the email invitation to join up. Happy quilting to the group!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Porthos Socks


It felt like a good time to do another pair of toe-up socks. I found a stitch pattern (Porthos) that would pair well with this flashy green and blue yarn. It is Plucky Feet in the colorway, Studio Audience. It was part of Plucky's Hippie Chic series. These Plucky "clubs" are a bit odd; you choose a type of yarn (the base) and the number of skeins you want and you don't know until you open the package six weeks later what color you get. It's supposed to be sort of 70s psychedelic and it is definitely bright. Groovy socks, man. Far out.