pattern: Bough by Brooklyn Tweed
yarn: two skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Nest
necklace: native clutter | cardigan: seamly.co
I can’t stop knitting hats. This isn’t a problem since I lose them at about the same rate that I make them. And Colorado is chilly.
Sewing stuff should be up next…
I love marled yarn and wanted a quick project, so behold: the super easy baby alpaca hat. This stuff has been in my stash for like two years.
Materials: one skein of Misti Alpaca Chunky
Instructions: Find some needles. I used US size 9 16″ circulars. Cast-on 64 stitches. K2 P2 until you’re over it. I wanted to do a brim, but would’ve run out of yarn hence the strange ribbing measurement of 3.5″. Knit some more. When the hat measures 8″ then start decreasing. I separated the hat into four sections of 16 stitches with stitch markers. Decrease every row as follows: pm, ssk, knit to two stitches before marker, k2tog. When you have, like, eight stitches left, finish the hat. Weave in ends. Boom.
I just cast-on Bough, so that’s coming up next.
I can’t wait for fall and winter.
pattern: dreicke hat by shannon cook
yarn: manos del uruguay maxima in spirulina from fancy tiger crafts
I’m not sure if you guys have noticed but I’m really into neons/chartreuse. ::sigh:: Even with fluorescent hair. Nothing can deter me. Anyway, this pattern is great. Super fast and clear instructions. Two thumbs up.
I’m all about sewing intimates right now. My day-to-day wardrobe is black, black, black, so any cravings I have for color show up in hidden pieces. I’m drawn to neons in particular and Spandex House has some rad lacy ones. Like chartreuse. Most of the notions were from Sew Sassy. I used foldover elastic, 1/4″ bra straps and random lace trim from my stash.
bambi top | ava bottoms
I didn’t make any alterations, but next time I’ll do an FBA on Bambi. It’s a little small in the cups, but fits well otherwise.
Initially I wanted to pair the chartreuse lace with something less intense than black, but all of my dyeing efforts resulted in colors that didn’t match! It was an interesting process though and I learned quite a bit about dyeing notions. More on that later.
Tons more to come! I’ve finished other intimates sets, some Hudson sweats AND I have a Foxglove in progress. Yay! It’s good to be back.
I had so much fun reading about you guys! It’s nice to make the connection through blogs a bit more personal. I couldn’t pick even pick winners, so I went with the random generator.
The lucky ducks are:
Box 1: Kelly
Box 2: Currymade
Box 3: Erika A.
Box 4: Elle
Thanks for participating and helping make my move easier. Winners have been notified, so send me your address and I’ll mail these out asap!
*****CLOSED***** Thanks so much! I’ll announce winners soon!
Hey guys! I’m moving into a studio space (with Seamly.co!!!) this week and need to destash. Here are a few boxes of goodies that I’m giving away. Choose which one you want, leave a comment, tell me something awesome about yourself and I’ll draw a winner Thursday May 1st at 10 AM MST. Packages will go out USPS priority mail. Limited to the US only. So sorry international folks! Next time.
marc jacobs wool coating | lace | linen | light blue knit
knit | lace | poly georgette | lace | poly jersey | knit
poly knit | poly chiffon | rayon | rayon
knit | cotton gauze | marc jacobs cotton | knits | cotton | knit
I have a million things to talk about, but it will have to wait until I get settled. And Moss Making Month has turned into Moss Making Summer. I’m still going to make a shit ton of them. In my new studio space. When I have time. Starting Monday.