What better thing to do on a hot, hot summer day than blog. I was so excited yesterday to chop all my hair off! It feels and looks so different, but I love it. It’s so me. :)
I finally got around to photographing a couple of the things I’ve finished!
I actually made this shawl almost a year ago. I made it for my grandma, the one who recently passed away. One of her requests before she passed was to have anything that was made or gifted to her given back to the person who gifted it…so this shawl is mine now. It makes me sad and happy at the same time. It was her favorite color. But I will think of her every time I put it on. It’s a special piece. :) As for the pattern, I was just sort of thinking back to what I did for my Shipwreck Shawl and made it in that same style, very simple with some rows of YO + K2TOG for eyelets.
I also finished a Bandana Cowl. I knit this quickly and honestly didn’t enjoy it. I know I messed up in a few spots but I decided to just push through and finish the thing. It will be warm and colorful in the cold months, that’s what matters, right? I used Malabrigo Twist, which is super soft and cuddly, in the Manzanilla Olive colorway.
Lastly (at least of what I’ve got photographed!) is a Watch Cap from the Knits Men Want book I’ve recently acquired. I do love this book! This hat is going to my brother, who just shaved his head (and his hair was about as long as mine was!) so I figured the guy will need something for his head when it cools off. I knit it in beautiful, gorgeous, amazing Madelinetosh DK in the Thunderstorm colorway. Such beautiful yarn. I’m modeling the hat here, but I’m not sure how I’m going to feel about wearing hats now with my cropped cut! We’ll see…
I’m happy to also announce that I have been pulled out of my knitting rut. And here is why…
I’ve started knitting a Stripe Study Shawl out of some old stash yarn, a mohair blend. It’s loaded with sparkle and I’m loving every stitch! Can’t wait to wear this!
The Tour de Fleece starts today. Are you spinning along?