Friday, May 31, 2013

2012 FO: Purl Beret

Pattern: Purl Beret from Purl Soho
Yarn: Prism Merino Mia in Fog
Needles: US1 & US3

Last year I knitted up this quick beret with some yarn that I bought from String in New York. I'd been searching for a project that would use less than 200 yards and finally settled on the Purl Beret.

This picture is a bit more true to the colors
It was such a quick and easy knit and really showcases the variegated colors in the yarn. And the best part is that it only used about 160 yards!

I would definitely make it again, although probably not for me since I hardly wear berets. This one works pretty well, though, as long as I straighten my hair...

Friday, May 24, 2013

FO: Twin Leaf Loop

Pattern: Twin Leaf Loop by Alana Dakos
Yarn: Becoming Art Jolie Bulky in Fig
Needle: US11

I know! It feels like I just talked about this. It helps that it was bulky yarn (and that I was almost done when I posted about it last).

I got the physical copy of Botanical Knits in the mail the other day so it seems appropriate that I talk about my first finished object from the book.

Like I said before, it's been a while since I knit lace, so it took me a little bit to get used to the pattern. But even still, it was so quick to finish! It took about 1.5 skeins, so it was a good thing I bought two.

I would have liked to use a provisional cast on and then graft the ends together, but I was too impatient and just wanted to start knitting it. If I make it again, I might try that. The seam isn't a big deal, but since it's bulky yarn, it adds a little bit of bulk, and it's pretty stiff at the seam.

I can't wait to knit more projects from this book...

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

WIP: My Hope

This really should be a finished object by now. I'm actually much further along than when I took these pictures, but I haven't taken any since then.

And by much farther along I mean practically done. I knit all the cable repeats, I finished the beaded cast off, but I haven't soaked and blocked it yet. Therefore, it's still a work in progress.

Look at those colors, aren't they gorgeous? The yarn is Calypso from Creatively Dyed in the Revelers colorway. I bought it at Vogue Knitting Live last year along with another yarn from Creatively Dyed. The pattern is My Hope by Laura Linneman, and I really hope (that was slightly on purpose) to wash and block it this weekend so I can take some pretty pictures and wear it on my trip to Oregon next week.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The First Quarter in Instagram

These little guys keep popping up in my cubicle... French press coffee ftw From puppy-sitting last weekend... New desk lamp - yay, I can see! Making cookies for the Super Bowl in my new kitchen. Go Niners! Bear slippers and a new rug. Turmeric milk for this cold I seem to have caught... All ready for Comic-Con badges to go on sale in an hour... My new shirt came just in time! 3 more days until DW! Of course I have to use my TARDIS mug today :D I made some yarn :)