Saturday, April 28, 2012


It's been chilly this week (payback time for those warm days this winter) so I made this simple hat using the same yarn I used to make seven (!) hats for my son and his college roommates earlier this year (no photos, sadly). Theirs were each a different color of this cozy yarn and each had his initial knit into his hat. I'm pretty sure they were being silly when they asked for them, and the hats have probably all disappeared into the great unknown by now, but it was very good practice for me and I loved knitting for the "Bauhaus" boys.

berroco blackstone tweed
wool, mohair, angora—6–12 months

and the next batch of strawberries

Thursday, April 26, 2012

first cables

Linda, a friend who is an expert knitter, loaned me her nice little cable needle that is shaped, appropriately, like a shepherd's crook. Much nicer than the straight-ish ones I had.

soft gray with white edge

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


first strawberries from our garden

Monday, April 23, 2012


green with a tiny bit of mushroom

smocked ribbing

Sunday, April 22, 2012

rainy day in april

I was knitting with a bright green yarn thinking it was a color not to be found in nature, but then went for a drive in the rain and saw amazing greens with bits of gray and brown everywhere.

speeding by at 65 mph
green by the back door

Saturday, April 21, 2012

it fits

This is Darcy in her new little cap—what a cutie! Her mom gave me a beautiful skein of one of my favorite yarns in return for the hat.

Friday, April 20, 2012

process or progress?

ripping out

I have started and restarted about 5 different hats this week. Maybe it's the wool, maybe the colors, but nothing is pleasing me. I continue to learn though and that does make me happy.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

for arlene

Took a few tries to get into the rhythm of the lace pattern.

cashsoft yarn, 6 months

Thursday, April 12, 2012

ochre hat revisited

It needed a little top fluff. This one went to Theo.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

ochre hat

April seems to be a yellow month. I decided to just simply finish this one. It's very soft with a little textured diamond pattern.

cashsoft, 6–12 month

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

lemon cupcake

Silly, but so soft. Color is not particularly accurate. I want to work on my photography as well. It really is a hat.

pale yellow and yellow yellow soft wool
cascade superwash
6–12 month

Saturday, April 7, 2012

yellow cotton for darcy

Fulfilling the request for a yellow cotton hat for a 10-month-old girl. Turns out yellow cotton yarn is not so easy to find. This has little flat blips in it and is soft and pretty stretchy. I hope it fits her.

tahki yarns ripple with cashmerino band and pom pom

Thursday, April 5, 2012

not too sure about this one

This is too much of the same ochre for me and I tried to make it work with a little texture. I think it will turn into a different hat soon. 

Cashsoft is nice, though I wish it didn't have its small percentage of acrylic. 
(Snobbery on my part.) It's mostly merino, some acrylic, with a bit of cashmere.