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@5 days ago with 20 notes
ilovemrmittens:

Did you spot this amazing photo by @rachelkara1 in @vogueaustralia May 2014 issue? #thecardigan #olive #beanie #bigknits #handmade #wool #heartworking #knitwear #australia #ilovemrmittens #rachelkara

Omg, excuse me while I run out and buy a bunch of grey chunky yarn to knit this sweater.

ilovemrmittens:

Did you spot this amazing photo by @rachelkara1 in @vogueaustralia May 2014 issue? #thecardigan #olive #beanie #bigknits #handmade #wool #heartworking #knitwear #australia #ilovemrmittens #rachelkara

Omg, excuse me while I run out and buy a bunch of grey chunky yarn to knit this sweater.

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@1 week ago with 18 notes
#knit love 
Stripes!

Stripes!

@1 week ago with 1 note
I didn’t do that much knitting over the summer but I worked on a few hats. I enjoyed this one because I like short rows even if they are a wee bit challenging to keep track of where you are at. I also struggled a bit with the seaming at the end because I used a crocheted provisional cast on instead of what she recommended, which I think worked ok but every time I have to do the kitchner bind off I have to pull out the working in a circle knitting book and remind myself how to do it.  Pattern - Vortex Hat Pattern (free!)

I didn’t do that much knitting over the summer but I worked on a few hats. I enjoyed this one because I like short rows even if they are a wee bit challenging to keep track of where you are at. I also struggled a bit with the seaming at the end because I used a crocheted provisional cast on instead of what she recommended, which I think worked ok but every time I have to do the kitchner bind off I have to pull out the working in a circle knitting book and remind myself how to do it.  

Pattern - Vortex Hat Pattern (free!)

@1 week ago
#Knitter #hat #Free hat pattern #free knitting pattern 

Oh my pretties it is time. The air is turning (a bit) crisp, the kid is back in school.* Yes, it is time to start thinking of CHRISTMAS KNITTING. I know, only knitters and Costco start thinking about the holidays this soon. If only Costco sold yarn. Wait, that was off track.

Yes, who else is going to join me in this folly of starting to plan to knit something for everyone in your family. Minus the spouse because as much as I love him, his mother has knitted him sweaters for years and he has never put one one so … and he hates hats. Maybe fingerless gloves.

Wait, I diverged again there. Knitting. Yes, it is that time.

@2 weeks ago with 8 notes
#holiday knits #knitting #knitter #knittah for life 
Knitting woes:1) Show my mom the cardigan I’m making for her because I know she won’t love it if she doesn’t get it just right and our tastes are different. She threw out half of my color choices and we needed black. The best choice was pricey. Like $15 a skein pricey. Ouch. 2) Need to rip out 20 rows on the above project because I added the green we agreed on in order to not have to buy more purple… and it looks horrid. I didn’t even show her, I just know it looks horrid.Looks like a sport team. Now I need to buy more purple too. I warned her that the dye lots might be different and she said that was fine. It is better than this green tho. I might need to take a break from this project for a bit.3) Found the perfect hat pattern for my youngest sister and her girlfriend for xmas. I imagined them in near matching hats, they would totally find it funny the way I was going to make them. I knew I was taking a risk with the pattern because the creator was German. But she put out an English version. I am not sure if it is my lack of knitting experience or the translation but I don’t really understand much of the pattern. Certainly not enough to knit it.4) My brother-in-law bought me 3 skeins of madeline tosh for hats and a cowl, but then didn’t want to talk about what he wanted for a hat. I should have knit something I know he’d hate and then I’d have a hat for myself. Kind of hard to refuse to make someone a hat tho when they buy tosh.

Knitting woes:

1) Show my mom the cardigan I’m making for her because I know she won’t love it if she doesn’t get it just right and our tastes are different. She threw out half of my color choices and we needed black. The best choice was pricey. Like $15 a skein pricey. Ouch. 

2) Need to rip out 20 rows on the above project because I added the green we agreed on in order to not have to buy more purple… and it looks horrid. I didn’t even show her, I just know it looks horrid.Looks like a sport team. Now I need to buy more purple too. I warned her that the dye lots might be different and she said that was fine. It is better than this green tho. I might need to take a break from this project for a bit.

3) Found the perfect hat pattern for my youngest sister and her girlfriend for xmas. I imagined them in near matching hats, they would totally find it funny the way I was going to make them. I knew I was taking a risk with the pattern because the creator was German. But she put out an English version. I am not sure if it is my lack of knitting experience or the translation but I don’t really understand much of the pattern. Certainly not enough to knit it.

4) My brother-in-law bought me 3 skeins of madeline tosh for hats and a cowl, but then didn’t want to talk about what he wanted for a hat. I should have knit something I know he’d hate and then I’d have a hat for myself. Kind of hard to refuse to make someone a hat tho when they buy tosh.

@6 days ago with 1 note
#knitting woes 
@1 week ago
Another hat in my hat curse - made specifically for another person yet looks utterly fantastic on ME. I have to give this to my brother-in-law as payment for his yarn stash that he gave me. (His yarn stash had malabrigo in it, we aren’t talking like low end yarn here.)  Lola the mannequin does not do this hat justice, trust me. I could make it again but I found it to be a bit boring to knit.This is basically the Wurm Hat but with variations - the brim is a ktb purl (I started Windschief but brother in law didn’t like it so I just kept the rib). I increased like mad after the brim to fit his large head. Luckily wool has a lot of give.This one desperately needed blocking and I did a water soak and of course it stretched out because I always forget to be super gentle when taking it out and not to wring it like a rag. I tried blocking on a foam head but that didn’t work. I ended up blocking on a balloon and that was great, I was able to get the shape back into the purl sections and it looks really good. Blocking does WONDERS sometimes.

Another hat in my hat curse - made specifically for another person yet looks utterly fantastic on ME. I have to give this to my brother-in-law as payment for his yarn stash that he gave me. (His yarn stash had malabrigo in it, we aren’t talking like low end yarn here.)  Lola the mannequin does not do this hat justice, trust me. I could make it again but I found it to be a bit boring to knit.

This is basically the Wurm Hat but with variations - the brim is a ktb purl (I started Windschief but brother in law didn’t like it so I just kept the rib). I increased like mad after the brim to fit his large head. Luckily wool has a lot of give.

This one desperately needed blocking and I did a water soak and of course it stretched out because I always forget to be super gentle when taking it out and not to wring it like a rag. I tried blocking on a foam head but that didn’t work. I ended up blocking on a balloon and that was great, I was able to get the shape back into the purl sections and it looks really good. Blocking does WONDERS sometimes.

@1 week ago
#Knit #Knitter #knit hats #hat #Free hat pattern #blocking 
I figured out a way to make the magic loop method easier for myself. I hate starting the magic loop, it is so fiddly and I end up starting over like 10 times and it still doesn’t work. So I started on double pointed needles and then once I’d knit about half an inch, moved to the magic loop. Now I am fine. I guess what I really hate about magic loop is the starting.
I will have pictures of actual knitting soon. I finished 2 hats this month so I just need to photograph them.

I figured out a way to make the magic loop method easier for myself. I hate starting the magic loop, it is so fiddly and I end up starting over like 10 times and it still doesn’t work. So I started on double pointed needles and then once I’d knit about half an inch, moved to the magic loop. Now I am fine. I guess what I really hate about magic loop is the starting.

I will have pictures of actual knitting soon. I finished 2 hats this month so I just need to photograph them.

@2 weeks ago with 1 note
#Knitter 

My knitting life is a bit slow right now. We just moved, second time in less than 2 months. Our new house is really amazing and we love it so far. But the mountains of boxes to unpack feels overwhelming and is taking the majority of my attention. But I will be back. I started 4 new hats before we did this last move so there will be more!

@2 months ago with 2 notes