I’ve been tweaking a hat pattern to come up with something new knitters can make on circular needles. Most of my beginning students don’t want to work on a project that needs seaming up when the knitting is finished. Many of my beginners would like to try circular needles………..as well as move on to making a hat instead of being stuck in the ‘scarf knitter only’ category.
I’ve made up 5 of these hats over this past holiday week. An easy project, uses a minimal amount of yarn and is a great transition project for people who request a class to move beyond scarves.
I love this version, using a vintage mohair yarn I have been wanting to “play” with. So much going on with this yarn, it needed a very simple pattern so it could show off on its own.
I’m anxious for some of my new knitting students to give this a try!
Just listed this sparkly number here in my Etsy shop!
I’ve switched to turbo knit speed here at Stitchknit. Fall arrived and I wanted to make some new items that were floating around in my head as ideas. I hadn’t worked with huge needles for years & decided to give them a try again, to get something very chunky looking but truly lightweight…….
Light as air, bright red cowl
Cozy cowl…..warm, yet lightweight
And, since September is Nat’l Sewing Month, I have a stack of fabric slated for scarves too! Here is the first one …………
Lightweight, extra large scarf……in a brilliant shade of orange!
See these in my shop now………..and watch for the new creations as they make it from my cutting table to the shop!
I haven’t been sitting idle here! Although, doing way too much sitting! Lots of waiting time, which is never a problem, but an opportunity for me to keep my hands busy.
Here’s a couple of my current projects:
Crocheted baby blanket. Started as a sample for a crochet class here at Stitchknit. Loved the look, so am going to finish it up and get it in the shop.
2nd blanket using the Blackberry Salad pattern stitch of rows and rows of bobbles. (a bit addicted to bobbles here!)
Love cables~ This scarf is a popular one in my local shop, as well as on Etsy. Seem to have one of these on the needles most of the time!
Next project? Hoping to get some sewing time, to create some fabric scarves for the Etsy shop. Have a large stack of fabrics ‘auditioning’ for a spot!
That’s what we call things that just seem to ‘walk away’ from where anyone had seen them last.
The latest mia is a scarf I knit during the last Olympics. (can’t even remember if it was Summer or Winter) I do know the scarf exists and was totally finished, and even snapped a couple pictures…..
This piece was supposed to be listed in my Etsy shop before the holidays….but, I have still not found where I put it for safe keeping. Such fun to knit, huge bobbles and a gorgeous sangria red.
Anyone else have things that seem to have vanished into thin air??
I had some comments about a recent post, where I mentioned one couldn’t have too many projects going at once. Just so you know………I’m equally as jazzed about finishing projects as starting them! Here’s a couple that are waiting in line for “real pictures”…..
Love this color….I call it electric fuchsia!
Love this pattern, it seems to make up so fast. Perfect take along project too.
So, this means I get to start a couple more new things, right??
Off the needles, blocked and waiting for buttons!
I thought I had just the right buttons for this…….but no. I need something with more personality. So, this goes in my bag of items that need something that isn’t in the studio here at Stitchknit. The bag that needs to go to the store. This poses a difficulty, in that I truly do hate shopping.
And, this………….it too needs buttons. Nothing in the box of hundreds and hundreds of new buttons……..or the huge box of vintage buttons will work. Love vintage buttons, but when the design needs 4, of course……..I can only locate things I like that come with just 3!
This is truly a tough one to get a picture of. The yarn is a blend of wool and rayon and has the prettiest shimmer to it.
Off the hook here, just waiting for ends, then the border.
This is like the blanket listed here in the shop. I love this diagonal design. Easy to remember, great for projects on the go!
Some new finds for the supply section of my shop! Just love a new stack of fabric!!!
A whole cone of vintage mohair yarn! Fiber heaven! Royal & Navy together, with a strand of black nylon throughout. Very sharp looking.
I’ve been searching for holiday fabrics to add to the shop in July. These are ‘finds’ from the last sale I attended.
Add these supplies to the huge box of un cut vintage patterns I just brought home, and the shop is going to be stuffed full by July! Rescuing sewing & knitting supplies is almost as fun as sewing & knitting!