Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Yarn Along - Making Hats

Linking with Ginny of 'Small Things' on her Yarn Along/Read Along blog hop and with Nicole of Frontier Dreams and her 'Keep Calm and Craft On' blog hop. 

I stayed calm and tried not think of all the things I want to cast on!!! If you remember, last week I had SO MANY PLANS!!! But I reigned them in, set about working on the hat I started for my daughter and starting a hat for myself. I even put in a few more rows on my lap blanket. What I didn't do was work on my Tidal Sands cowl, which I really need to get back to. Here is a picture of this weeks' progress...
Reading - Audible book: Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon. This was an amazing book and I know some of the reason it was so good was the narrator that read it. She did a fantastic job. This is one of those stories that has tons of 'feels' and leaves you not wanting to read or watch anything else lest you lose those 'feels'. I really haven't been able to decide what to read next as I'm sure nothing else will match up. So I got 'Knitting Pearls' by Ann Hood to read here and there over then next week as this will be totally different. I also bought another Audible book by Amy Harmon for when I am ready for a new story.

I also picked up a few baby knitting books at our library. I still haven't decided what to make for my cousin's baby. A few of you suggested a sweater, and I'd love to do that, but have never knitted a sweater before and am afraid she's be 12 before I got it done:) There are a couple sweaters in these books that look like they might be doable, but I'm not convinced yet. Maybe a baby hat? Hmm, we will see.

Knitting: In the lower corner there is a blob of darkness which is a KitKat Hat for my daughter. Not sure why it turned out looking black, it is really dark brown instead. This one is well over half way done and I should have it completed by tomorrow. In the middle is a super soft hat I am making for myself. This is the Knit Night Hat pattern that I started in the multi colored yarn to begin with, but it was turning out too thick, and I'm sure the gauge would have been off. The green/pink yarn seems much better and while I really love the multi colored yarn, I'm thinking it'll be better off as a project bag:) So more plans in the making!!! And tomorrow starts Helen Stewart of Curious Handmade's MKAL on Ravelry!!! I'm super excited to finally get to see the beginnings of the shawl we are going to make:) Still not completely sure what yarn combo I'm going to use but I'm thinking it's going to be this...
I wish the gray was more of a warm light brown, but they didn't have that, so I went with gray. I still have time though as I will be starting the shawl with the cream color. I also won a free pattern from Helen Stewart in a drawing she did and I'm thinking I'm going to choose her Summertide Shawl pattern. I just love the different color combos people have done this one in. 

Off to see what you all have been up too:) 

1 comment:

  1. What pretty yarns you are working with, Shannon! I really like the dark brown one; it reminds of dark chocolate bars.