I’ve been a little remiss in documenting some of my finished knitting, just in case it seems like I knit all the time without ever actually completing anything. (It does feel that way sometime!)
In no particular order, let’s start with Miss C in her Abate sweater. I made it in Rain City Knits Yarn, which is this fabulous neon coloured yarn. This particular oneÂ has been discontinued, though I still, happily, have another skein. The colour way, “Graffiti” (still available in other Rain City yarns, I think!) makes me think of candies and cupcakes. It was hard to get the colour right on that photo – the green tub and neon yarn seemed to confuse the white balance settings on my camera. I made this with B in mind, although they mostly share clothes. But B was not in a modelling mood.
Next up, an Owl I knit for P, as owls are a bit of theme at P’s school. There was also a Bunny for M, but the photo was blurry, so we’ll save that for another time. Both were made in Cascade 220 and used less than a skein. The patterns (free on Purl Soho’s site) were designed for bulky wool but they worked out nicely in a smaller weight. The Owl was made with leftovers from my Frosted Alpine Hat actually, which was yet to be properly photographed. Hopefully Miss M didn’t lose it before I could take a proper picture.
And last, but not least, Coda! I finished this sweater before Christmas and have been wearing it quite a lot. Brooklyn Tweed seems a bit scratchy when you work with it, but I find it very soft and wearable next to the skin. I love this colour (Camper) too.
The Oliver+S bucket hat is now a free download! I made this pattern last year, but you can never have too many sun hats. Â This one is made out of Heather Ross fabric, with the inside lined with some sort of newsprint/cars print that I impulse-bought on Etsy.
Pattern: Oliver+S Bucket Hat
Level: Must be comfortable with curved seams, as the assembly is a wee bit tricky.
Fabric: Heather Ross and ??
Price: A fat quarter of each did it, so what’s that… $8?
I also made one for Miss M, but I’m not sure if I have pictures of it yet.
We’re starting to have autumns here. I don’t know if it’s climate change or El Nina, but the trees seem more vibrant than they have in years past, and there’s already snow in the mountains.
We call M by her nickname Margie-bear quite a bit, so this hat seemed very fitting. It was also a test run as I am making another as a gift. Little Margie-bear really liked it and wore it all over the place today.
As usual, it’s an Oliver+S pattern, from Little Things to Sew.
This week’s crafty project was a bucket hat… three actually, but only two are shown here. Matching cousin hats.
The hats actually weren’t as easy as they looked, but maybe that’s because I got lazy and was not exactly precise with my patterns when adjusting the size. I didn’t bother tracing all three sizes, just estimated and that was, in retrospect, an error. Sewing on a curve is tricky enough. Still, I think they turned out cute enough to wear, and with summer just around the corner (I hope!) you can never have too many hats. This is another project from the Oliver+S book, Little Things to Sew. Soon I will get a new book, I promise. Otherwise this blog will turn into Julie/Julia.
The littlest man is my adorable nephew Beckett (with his mum) who I had the privilege of babysitting last weekend. What a well-behaved young man he was. And P told us that while he hadn’t liked Beckett much while he was inside B’s tummy, he is quite fond of him now that he was out in the world! He is already planning the band they will have together – Beckett will play piano, and P will play the trumpet. M will play the tuba. I’m sure she’ll be thrilled with that.