Monthly Archives: March 2011
Hey guys! I have a whole lot of super fantastic things going on that I can’t blog about just yet. Soon. I hope.
Until then, I found a whole bunch of knitwear that I made first semester, and forgot to blog about until now. So I made some web cam art, and waited for WordPress to get over it’s little freak out so I could show them off. LUCKY YOU!
Pattern: Selbu Modern Beret
Yarn: Knit Picks Palette
Verdict: I started making it in early October, mostly in my publishing class, where the 15 minute break the professor gave us in the middle made up most of my free time for the week. That turned out to be the greatest class I ever took, so I really only have good memories of this hat.
Fun Fact: I never wore it. No explanation as to why, I just apparently boycotted hats this winter. Like I’m six or something and don’t understand cold weather gear. Whatever. I only got sixteen colds and one case of strep all winter, so no harm, no foul.
Pattern: Susie’s Reading Mitts (OMJeepers! That’s my name! Sort of. I promise I’m smart.)
Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted (Only yarn worth working with. People who disagree are wrong. They’re entitled to their opinions, as long as they know said opinions are wrong.)
Verdict: So good! I wear them in place of real gloves and mittens for the most part, because the Malabrigo is so cozy my hands stay warm enough without needing fingers. I decided not to fold down the top and bottom sections as the pattern says to, so they don’t look as lacy as they’re supposed to. But I knew I would mess them up if I tried to hem something precarious like that.
Pattern: Le Slouch (Pattern is no longer available)
Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted
Okay. This is an embarrassing one to post. I made this two years ago, and wore it all the time. Not this year, because of my surprise aversion to being warm, but before that I wore it all the time. I just never got around to writing about it, or taking a picture of it. I’ve certainly had time. I have no excuse. Just shame.