It has been a long time since my last post and I have a lot to share. I have been Focusing on my Wips and finishing all the gifts I said I was going to make.
Going to Vogue Knitting live in NYC this year was an extraordinary experience for me. The yarn, the people, meeting Steven West, Heidi and Lana, and the knitted garments in every floor were all very inspiring. My phone unexpectedly stop working for several hours and I couldn’t take as many pictures as I had planned. But here are a few pics.
I also took the “Good Measure “ class by Deborah Newton. This was an exceptional class and I highly recommend it. If garment fitting has been an issue for you ( it has been for me especially getting good bust measurements) this class will help you a lot understand your body and take good measures for a successful knitted garment.
Here is a picture with me and Deborah Newton
Lets talk about finished projects.
Big, chunky and fast hand knits that are also machine washable are my go to patterns for gifts.
The tasseled color block scarf is the easiest scarf in the planet. I mean anyone can learn and knit this. The pattern is free by Anne Weil. I used Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick in bulky weight. I purchased 2 balls of ivory and 1 navy to make the scarf and hat. I made this for my daughter just in time for our trip to NY. I also knitted a ribbed hat with a pom pom on the plane to match the scarf. The hat feel so cozy and warm. I love Lion Brand Wool Ease thick and quick. It is very affordable and it knits up fast. It feels good to the skin and easy to work with.
I also finished a ribbed cowl for my sister. This is my first introduction to brioche. I love how squishy the fabric is knitted in Anzula Charcoal. I think you can tell from this picture how squishy it feels. It almost looks like a double knit. I followed the Purl Soho fisherman stitch scarf pattern but then changed it up a little bit and made a cowl. My sister was so happy when she opened her package! Go up my Ravelry project page for more details.
Below is a quick chunky crochet cowl I made for my friend. Crochet in one long piece with two strands of Tempo Jojoland Light Worsted yarn with a crochet hook size 6.5 mm. Then sew the cast on and bind off edges together. I didn’t write the pattern- I just got my stitch dictionary and went along with it and it was done in just a few hours !
When making gifts for adults I tend to go neutral- can you tell I like grey? Anyways, navy, grey and charcoal are always a good choice. Everyone likes these colors . Right? I will be back soon with more finished projects . Keep creating my friends !