Friday, December 16, 2011


December blogging is hard. I feel like I have nothing I can show you and yet I've done so much!

I did knit 2 hats I can share though.

The first one is the last of the Year in Colour offerings from Tanis Fiber Arts. The yarn is a lovely red/pink called Cranberry,

and the pattern is by Kirsten Kapur, called Asteroidea.

I balloon blocked the hat and over blocked it of course. I threw it in the dryer and that shrunk it up a bit.  I still have tons of yarn left, I could easily make another because geez it's a cute hat!

I think it's destined to go to the Itty Bitty Knits Groups December/January Charity KAL. Mary Rose is hosting and the charity is asking for hats for kids/teenagers that are going through cancer treatments. This hat is super soft for sensitive noggins and there's a definite cool factor here!

The other hat is a test knit I did spur of the moment for Irina Dmitriev. She designs the cutest cabled hats. I love so many of them. This one is knit out of Cascade 220 in natural, a nice little cream coloured wool. I took my time knitting this project so it took longer than I would normally spend on a hat but it's so worth it!

I love the cables! The hat is called Icicle. My only complaint is it's a bit big. I'll knit this again in a DK weight and it will be perfect. So I'm going to gift this to a friend with a bigger head than myself. It's so warm and cute!

We're having our christmas party at work next week and then I can share the cute scarves I knit. I'm so happy with one (I made my own cabled pattern, so easy) and the other... well... I'm already casting on to make another for myself.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful hats! And yes, December blogging is hard!! LOL