I’m getting totally spoiled today. I pretended to sleep late and Kirby helped the kids make me coffee and breakfast in bed. We all snuggled down and spent some time reading books in be and later we get to enjoy some fabulous homemade carrot cupcakes with toasted coconut topping. Yum!
I’m giving you a little sneak peek in today’s WIP Wednesday post. As I mentioned in a previous post some really great mitten charts “found” me and I am in the process of converting them into some cute stranded colorwork hats. This one is going to be called “Criss Cross Applesauce” after a game my cousins and I used to play when we were young. I figured that it is very appropriate because of the criss crossing of the colorwork pattern and the color that I picked for the hat reminds me of applesauce with lots of cinnamon. So far, I’ve gotten about 2/3 of the hat knit and I hope to have a picture of the finished hat for Friday’s finished object post.
Happy knitting all!
March is already shaping up to be an interesting spinning month. Both my first and second picks for the month are new-to-me fibers. The lovely blue/grey/purple is 4oz of grey masham in “Snow Forts” colorway and the heathered green is 4oz of a 60/40 wool flax blend in “Deep Pine.” Both colorways are by the lovely Amy of Spunky Eclectic. The masham is spinning up like a dream and I am SUPER excited to try out the wool flax blend!
I was planning to post this tomorrow but I’ve had quite a bit of interest in the pattern so I thought that I would share it a little bit early
This hat pattern is actually an adaptation of a mitten chart that I found one afternoon on a folded up piece of computer paper, tucked inside one of my second hand knitting books. There are three mitten charts on the paper and, try as I might, I have not been able to find any further information on these charts, such as who has written them and when. If you know who has designed the charts, please email me so that I can give credit where credit is due.
It is a quick little project to work up as you use DK weight yarn and since you use 3.5mm needles in combination with stranded colorowork, it makes a nice cozy fabric. I love the cheerful flowers sprinkled throughout the pattern. It makes me daydream even more about the arrival of spring.
You can download your free copy by clicking the ravelry button below:
Stay tuned over the next week or two as I hope to have the other two mitten charts adapted into hat patterns and available as free downloads as well.
Happy knitting everyone!
I have been having so much fun knitting this month that I have kind of neglected my poor spinning wheel but when I got some new fiber from NBK in the mail, I just HAD to start spinning it up right away. It is a 4oz bump of absolutely heavenly BFL/Silk in the the colorway “The Tracks.” This evening, I’m planning to put on a nice pot of tea, some good tunes, and get this yummy yarn all plyed up!
We’re getting smacked with another helping of Wednesday Blizzard (seems to be each Wednesday we have a storm this winter) so we figured why not spend the day doing crafty things and making some healthy treats as well? Willow and I decided to make some black bean brownies as a snack for little later today. We have made these several times and they always turn out delicious. The only mod we make to the recipe is we use 2 T of raw local honey in lieu of the sugar, that, and we sometimes add a dash of cayenne pepper or a little splash of peppermint extract. As you can see above, cleaning the mixing bowl is Willow’s favorite part.
Stay cozy everyone!
I am positively giddy sharing this post today. J’s Hedge Fence Pullover is ALMOST finished. Only about 1″ of ribbing to go and one end to sew in and this baby is in the bag. I know that I’ll have it finished before this evening is up. Finishing both this sweater and the set of thrummed mittens I shared earlier this week was my goal for the 2014 Ravellenic Games and I am super pleased that I will be meeting that goal! Is there anything quite as satisfying as polishing off a couple of long standing WIPs?
Hope you are enjoying this years games and that you meet your goals as well!