The year is drawing to a close . . . time for one last blog post of 2014.
Guess what I finally finished? Woodfords!
I am very pleased with the finished product and think I’ll actually wear it. To recap, I knit this from Madelinetosh Merino Light in the “paper” colorway on a U.S. size 3, 5, 6, and 7 needle.
Other than that, it has been hats, hats, hats. Here is one I knit in stealth:
This is a simple watch cap (no pattern) I made for the King of All Remote controls as a holiday gift. I used Madelinetosh Pashmina Worsted in the “black tie” colorway (I believe that’s a limited editions colorway available at Jimmy Bean’s Wool only) on a U.S. size 7 needle. I knit a deep ribbed cuff that can be turned up or pulled down, depending on how cold it is outside.
This is the extraordinarily clever Tensfield, designed by Martina Behm, knit from Jade Sapphire dk weight cashmere in the “bluestone” colorway on a U.S. size 4 needle. It’s a fast and easy knit and such a clever design. You can use any weight of yarn to knit it.
Unfortunately, this cap is knit as a chemo cap for a friend about to start chemotherapy. Since she is starting treatment in January, I thought she could use a warm outdoor cap. But I also wanted to knit her an indoor cap. So I am working on this:
This is a plain ribbed beanie being knit from Bee Sweet Bamboo in the “sea green” colorway on a U.S. size 4 needle. The yarn is a gorgeous color and very soft, but is extremely splitty! I have to pay close attention while knitting to ensure I haven’t split it. My Signature Needle Arts stiletto tip needle is a big help with this.
I’m hoping to finish this before midnight tonight, so it will be my last FO of 2014.
Loki, the King of All Remote Controls, and I are celebrating the New Year quietly at home tonight, so I’ll have some good knitting time, albeit tempered with champagne. Loki is resting up for later.
Happy New Year to all! 2014 was a tough year for a lot of people I love, filled with tragedy and loss. On the plus side, it has given me a finer appreciation for all that I have, including dear friends. Thank you all for reading and knitting along with me thus past year. I’ll see you next year!