I don’t feel well, but I’m knitting and making and sharing. So here we go for a very brief share. Happy fall and fall alergies, y’all!
On Saturday, I cast on a new hat for Kevin. I am trying to get into the tradition of making Kevin a hat every fall, so here’s this year’s entry. He picked the pattern and the yarn.
On Saturday night and Sunday morning, I appliquéd the 3rd and 4th (bottom two) blocks for my Granny’s Garden Quilt. I really love the way these are coming out. Applique is pretty fun, but I may need to take a look at my thimble situation.
It really was no time until I finished Kevin’s hat. This is the Chapelfield Hat by Kari-Helene Rane, knit up in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in the Snowbound colorway. I knit the medium size to the pattern exactly. Once it was finished, ends woven in and all, and Kevin tried it on and quietly asked how much trouble it would be to make it just a few rows longer.
Ripping back finished work is never something I relish, but as I told Kevin–my goal is that he wear the hat. If it doesn’t cover his ears like he likes, he won’t wear it, and that’s no fun. So I ripped out back about a fourth of the hat and knit one extra repeat in the first crown shaping section. This added soemthing like a half inch, which was perfect.
And last, but certainly not least, once I was on the Shelter train I didn’t really feel like getting off. I love this yarn. I’ve been wanting to knit a Winter Honey shawl for several years but had just kind of been collecting the yarn for a while. I finally procured my final skein and couldn’t wait another minute. Almost. I decided to swatch for the shawl because I was afraid of the cables making the shawl to tight and small, or of going the other way and having an overly loose fabric. So I swatched.
Well, that was less brief than expected. A wee bit of crafty recap for this Wednesday night and I am back to my new shawl cast on.
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Great projects all around! Hope you feel better soon. There’s a nasty, never-ending virus going around that starts off feeling like allergies. Hope you really do have allergies!
I am new to knitting and loving it! I very much enjoy reading your blog. I have so many questions about knitting! I am thinking about making the beanie you made for my brother-in-laws. I was looking at the pattern and the yarn and noticed that the pattern calls for 273 yards and skien of yarn is 140. Did you really use two skiens to make the beanie? Oh, I have so much to learn…. thank you!
Thank you so much! Some patterns list yardage as the full skein rather than actual yardage used. I find this rather frustrating, as I purchased two skeins of yarn in order to have enough and then didn’t use the second skein at all! I used 134 yards / 42 g of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter – I knit the medium size and extended the hat by an inch or so. Hope this helps!