October 22, 2012

mad hatter

Hello! I've been a neglectful blogger lately, so I will catch you up on some of the knitting, at least the hats...

Pattern: 'Triple' by Odessa Reichel
Yarn: Cascade 220 #7814 (lime) and Patons Classic Wool (grey)

Pattern: 'Branchy', also by Odessa
Yarn: Cascade 220 #9430, held double

I love test-knitting things, so I was happy when Odessa let me knit these up for her a few weeks ago. This is the season in which I stockpile warm hats, so it was fun to spend a few days making such great ones. They've been in steady circulation. I love Odessa's designs.

Pattern: 'Neep Heid' by Kate Davies
Yarn: Coldharbour Mill 3-ply (red), Knitpicks Palette 'White' and 'Mist' (light grey), and Jamieson and Smith 2-ply Jumper Weight #27 (dark grey)

I just returned home from the fabulous experience that is the Wolseley Wool knitting retreat, and a few weeks ago I remembered that last year the person from whom I had stolen this skein of Coldharbour Mill cherry red yarn (it was a stealing yarn game. it's OK) had included the condition that I make something from it for this year's camp. So I made Kate's tam pattern. I love this hat, too.

I've also completed a pair of socks, am halfway done the stranded pullover, and almost half done another pair of socks and a cute dog's sweater. Photos soon.