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