This order came in from a nurse who works with my Mom. She is a hunter who wanted 1. Something warm 2. Something aqua (I suppose so she won’t get confused for a deer) and that was all….the design was all mine!
** The Scarf **
Now the pictures are not great….or even good, but I had to do a quick job so I could get it to my Mom’s and out for delivery. The stitch pattern makes it look like rib on one side and a basket weave on the other. Simple and fun, easy to knit and super easy to memorize. Which is great, because it was about 82″ long.
** THE BEANIE **
So I found the idea for this pattern on Ravelry, it’s called Claudia and it was perfect. I just decided that I wanted to make it mine.
I changed the cast-on edge for the ribbing. I elongated and doubled the band so it was super thick, gotta stay warm for hunting. I kept the trellis cable the same but again elongated the body by about another inch. The customer (I need to call her something else, customer sounds sooo pretentious) has a lot of hair and needed a hat that would fit over her hair being pulled up. To finish, I did a super long decrease – adding another inch and changing the stitch pattern for the finishing. It looks a little silly on the dummy head but it fits like a dream!
I am really happy with how it turned out. It hadn’t had a bath or been blocked when I took the pics, I did that my Mom’s house, but you get the basic idea. It blocked out far less pointy and the stitches really popped when it was stretched. I tried on the hat before I washed it and I will most assuredly be making this for myself in the near future.
So that’s it for me friends and neighbors, how about you….any projects you are just dying to get on your needles/hook/sewing machine/ etc.? I want to hear!
Those look amazing! I love that hat.
I am filling orders for socks and leggings at the moment. I have a diaper cover in my needles for an order but I think I am going to frog it and start over and change some things. Not liking how it coming out.
Orders are so much fun! I hope you like round 2 with the leggings – I have found that frogging and fixing makes it feel so much better about the outcome.
They are fun! Round two is much better!
Fantastic! The knitting gods have shined down in your needles!
By the way, I have no tolerance for the minuscule amount of painkillers they have me. So please excuse my goofiness:)
I am on with the painkiller goofy. I am all too familiar with that. I have Auto Immune/neurological issues (Like MS).
Hope your hand feels better soon!!
I’m sorry to hear that – hopefully things are better than manageable (that’s what I’m always hoping for). Take care and be well 🙂
Ok not on lol
Leggings = diaper covers. Sorry, I’m a moron 🙂
I’ve been itching to start the Nutmeg sweater lately. It’s bulky weight and sure to go crazy fast
Love both pieces!!! So pretty!!
Thank you! 😉
Love them both!
I LOVE that hat!!!! I need to try cables again… the last time I did it ended in a lot of frustration (and me throwing my knitting across the room).
I get that, I STILL do that. The more I do cables the better I get which means less throwing:)
Ok I really like the hat. Are you willing to share the pattern?
Sure thing – as soon as I can type like a normal person I will send it to you.
Oh you’re awesome. Thanks!
Love them both! Added the hat into my queue. Do you mind sharing the pattern for the scarf?
Not at all! PM me on my Facebook page or Ravelry. I’m RainyDayStitches on Ravelry and All Night Knits on Facebook!
How about client instead of customer? That makes it sound even more fancy 😛
I’m all about fancy! 😉
Both look great! I entirely love the beanie!!! Too bad I’m not a knitter.
Maybe I can convert you *Insert evil laugh here*