Works in Progress: February 17, 2021

Week 3 Update – Good progress, but lighter on projects. It is now week 3 of my February Works in Progress effort.  I’ve made some great progress on the green cowl and cabled scarf I shared last week. The cowl still requires me to pay attention to the chart so this will not get advertised…

Grown Up Grouch: A Chevron Hat

I’ve seen these little balls of yarn with a hat topper before and been tempted to figure out how to make an adult hat from these mini yarn kits (I can recall an unicorn that almost came home with me a couple years ago!). And when I saw the Sesame Street yarns at Joann Fabrics…

Corrugated: Cowl Update & Matching Hat

The Corrugated Cowl was originally shared as a free pattern in November 2013. I’m continuing to work through my older patterns and update them and when I went to look for this file, I was surprised to find I’d drafted a matching hat. I knit myself a hat in the cream-colored alpaca to match my…

Beacon: Hat and Cowl Set

Free patterns to start 2021. Happy new year! This is one year I don’t mind turning the calendar to a new page at all (Yes, I use paper calendars. It’s a whole thing. Highly recommend.). I am looking forward to 2021 and think there’s so much to be excited about. In working on this pattern,…

Spring!

Now that three straight days of rain have passed, I think it may actually be Spring in Baltimore. I’ve finished a lot of projects the last couple of weeks and the great weather meant they could be photographed. I finished a spring cardigan in white superwash wool for mom. It took about 8 months of…

Welcoming

Two friends recently welcomed new babies into the world. My favorite way to welcome babies is with knitting so I made each of the babies a cardigan. First up, a navy blue cabled cardigan with little elephant buttons. The elephant buttons are absurdly cute. We  found them at Jo-Anns. I was going for some basic buttons,…

Corrugated Cowl (and matching hat)

When I purchased the Misti Alpaca Chunky yarn from Woolworks  months ago, I bought four skeins. I thought I would need the entire ~440 yards for a generously sized, warm, bulky cowl. Since I ended up only using three skeins (~327 yards) for the cowl, I decided to make a matching hat. The hat is…

Pattern Reboot: Roosevelt Park (formerly Ravens Pre-Season Hat)

Since I finished up the bin of acrylic, I turned to the other stash of leftovers and odd balls that I wanted to make into hats: the bin of worsted weight wool. Some of the wool is from sweaters and scarves,  others is from my felting-is-the-best-thing-ever phase.  There aren’t actually any whole skeins in the…

Stack Of Hats

So guess what! That bin of mystery worsted-weight acrylic yarn that I collected over the first decade of knitting has officially been emptied! I’m so thrilled I can’t even tell you. Now that the bin was emptied of all that worsted acrylic, I can use it for my stash of acrylics and blends that I…