I like this hat because it is remarkably un-fussy, and that’s just what I’m in the mood for today. 🙂 It’s simple and yet it would stand out from the store-bought hats on the sidewalk. Brilliant.
I like how seamlessly the pattern and the seams integrate. Really well designed.
Have a lovely weekend everyone! xo Katie
This week’s Featured Knitting Blog is SpillyJane Knits!
SpillyJane is from Canada and she knits some of the most fun socks and mittens I have ever seen! Her blog is always full of colorful works in progress and it is truly a pleasure to read. 🙂
Some of my favorite knitting patterns by SpillyJane include:
As you can see, her patterns are cheerful and imaginative. I love them all. 🙂
Show her some love! xo Katie
It’s WIP Wednesday!
Here’s what I’m working on this week:
I cast this on last night. I was visiting my Mom and I didn’t want her to see the afghan I was knitting so I brought a new project to start at her house. These will be Toto the Extremely Useful and Cute Potholder by Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne. These are a simple knit, very useful, and a cheerful edition to any kitchen. I am knitting them for a friend who sometimes reads this blog, so I can’t say much more at the moment. 🙂
Here’s the current status of the Aran Afghan:
For comparison, here’s what it looked like last week:
I was very happy to see that this afghan DID in fact get bigger. I realized this morning that I have to buy more yarn. I am close to halfway through the yarn I bought, but it will not be long enough if I don’t buy more. It looks like this afghan and I have a lot more work to do.
I still love it, I’m not bored with it or anything. I try to keep my eyes on the prize. I saw my Mom snuggling under the blanket I knit Dad for Christmas last night and I kept relishing in the fact that soon she will have a blanket of her own to keep her warm. 🙂
For more WIP Wednesday projects, click the link below. 🙂
I just bought gas for $3.89. It was painful. I really hope Bill Gates gets this Uranium 99 thing figured out soon.
Feel free to leave your answers to these questions in the comments. Also, make sure you stop by the other Monday Minglers and show them some love!
This week’s theme is Tunics!
Tunics are the perfect knitting project for spring. 🙂
To make this a little more interesting (and fair) I have removed the designer’s names from the descriptions this week. They are still linked to the designers’ project pages, but try not to peek until after you vote. 🙂
This week’s Featured Blog is The Icelandic Knitter!
Helene is a french woman living and knitting in Iceland. Her blog features her works in progress, tutorials, etc.
And get this – Helene offers Icelandic Knitting Tours! You can go on a tour of Iceland that includes knitting classes.
Show her some love! xo Katie
Have you ever had this happen to you? You’re walking along and a stranger passes by with the most delicious knit item you’ve ever seen. It steals your heart and you wish, more than anything, that it was yours. But. Before you even have a chance to snap a photo or sketch it out, the stranger, and your dream knit, have walked out of reach…
I was walking through Navy Pier today when I spotted a girl wearing a gorgeous mohair cap. The cap was pale violet, and it had the most intriguing structured stitch pattern. It was truly love at first sight and I will be dreaming about this hat for weeks.
It was so beautiful that it inspired this week’s Knit Love theme. So. Here’s what I’m loving in the mohair category this week:
What are you loving this week?