Whelp, That’s Done

I finished my sweater. Instead of a fancy photo, I thought I would show you how the sweater will be used: over pajamas, accompanied by a cup of coffee.20190414_100437771528131040570003.jpg

Should I block the button band? Yes. Am I going to? No. I sewed on the buttons, and that is enough.

With the completion of this sweater I’m back in the black on my yarn diet. Now I can start daydreaming about the Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival in June.

Finished Socks

I finished my Green Bay socks. I think they will be perfect for sitting around watching football. They will also be perfect for wearing around town, but I knit them specifically for football season.20190405_1031421446827877649906737.jpg

The yarn is by Biscotte Yarns. This is my second time working with their yarn, and won’t be my last.

I decided to darn my socks. I didn’t bother looking for yarn that matches or coordinates, I just grabbed some yarn. You won’t be able to see the fix when I’m wearing shoes so I decided not to bother. While darning them I noticed how thin the rest of the heels are. I don’t think these socks will last much longer. I won’t be patching them a second time.20190405_1006075135611101747399003.jpg

Finished Object: Bankhead Hat

On Friday I was knitting away on my projects when a skein of yarn called to me. It was a skein of Poems Silk (75% wool 25% silk) that was sent to me in a fiber exchange. It is not yarn I would normally pick. I don’t knit much with silk, and the colors are not my style. I was compelled to cast on a hat.

I blame Alissa. Her post on Friday about her WIPs was too inspirational. I asked her about having so many WIPs and she explained it so well I thought I should add another project to my knitting basket (it’s not really a basket, BTW, it is more of a pile of project bags).

I decided on the Bankhead pattern. I cast on 90 stitches and got to work. From the beginning I didn’t like the yarn, but I did like seeing how the colors progressed. I knit until I was almost out of yarn. I ended up with a hat that fits the kids. They need another hat, especially Elliot, who is hat obsessed.

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I don’t like the yarn, but I loved the pattern. I’ll be making this hat again, next time with a solid wool yarn. Maybe even a farm yarn…something that screams sheep.

I was hoping to have a project to work on mindlessly for a week or two, but once I started this hat I just wanted to be done with it. I’m now only 170 g in the hole for my yarn diet.

FO: Hoarfrost Shawl

Hoarfrost is done. I love how it turned out. It is beautiful and smooshy, just as a shawl should be.

It was impossible to get good pictures of. Please excuse the child who refuses to wear pants.20190216_10255420190216_102655

This shawl was a delight to make. This is my second Andrea Mowry worsted weight shawl and probably not my last.

A dear friend’s father passed away earlier this week, so this shawl went to her. I wanted to give her a wooly hug that she can wrap herself in.