Sunday, March 17, 2019

warp speed

I've been working my way through my crafty Christmas gifts!

First up, a Kobuk hat knit in Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted Tweed (thank you, Eileen and Dad!) in the colorway Smoke. I've been dying for an excuse to buy one of these super soft pom-poms, so I snagged one at my local yarn store during a recent shopping trip with Kathy. As is tradition, I had to re-knit this hat multiple times to get the sizing right. Good thing hats are so quick!

Next up, a pair of Fiesta Mittens! These were knit with the very colorful Koigu Painter's Palette Premium Merino and black Berroco Ultra Wool Fine. There's a different stitch pattern on the front and back of the mitten, which really shows off the Koigu yarn!

Since I was feeling a bit guilty about my selfish knitting, I decided to make a few things for Mae. First, a kid-sized pair of Fiesta Mittens. I simplified the thumb a bit, so I was able to finish these up in just a couple days. She loves them!

Finally, a totally new-to-me craft: weaving! Dan bought me a 15" rigid heddle loom (Schacht Cricket) for Christmas, and I've been itching to try it out. The loom came with 2 balls of Brown Sheep Nature Spun Worsted, so I warped with the purple color (Boysenberry) and wove with the blue (Fanciful Blue). It took me a few inches to get the edges looking okay, but it was so fun (and quick!) once I got the hang of it. Expect to see more weaving projects (and therefore more blog titles with weaving-related puns)!

Details on my Ravelry page for the Kobuk hat, Fiesta Mittens, kid-sized Fiesta Mittens, and the woven scarf.

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