Well, I ended up not taking pictures until today – lots of little things and some stupid family drama pretty much killed my desire to blog or even photograph my knits. But now I have some fall items to show off.
First the Sunny Cabley Beret I mentioned in the last post
Sunny Cabley Beret
Started: August 26
Completed: September 5th
Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Heavyweight Mill End
Pattern: Laurel by Jared Flood
Needles: Size 3 & 7 US
Notes: I love this hat. This actually had started as a different cabled hat but then I picked up Made In Brooklyn and immediately had to make this one. Believe it or not, this is the first big cabling project I’ve actually completed – what I mean is more than just doing a 4 stitch cable every six rows or so. Funny, because I love doing cables so much – keep your colorwork, your lace, I’ll take beautiful cables anytime.
And of course the yarn is a delight. It’s a bit thinner than what was called for so mine is a bit more floppy but I don’t mind. I did go down a needle size for the ribbing so it would stay on my giant head.
Be warned, if you have Made In Brooklyn, there is some errors in the pattern – nothing too huge but the chart key is incomplete. I pretty much figured it out on my own, but there is now errata for it.
Next up…more fall wear:
Started: September 4
Completed: September 8
Yarn: KnitPicks Gloss HW in Aegean, a little over 1 ball
Pattern: Wave Cowl
Needles: Size 9US
Notes: I have been in love with this yarn since I first got to squish it a few months ago. And the color…photos can’t capture the glowingness of this.
My original intent was to make a scarf version of the Every Way Wrap from the new IK. I did one repeat…and hated it. So I decided a cowl was a way to go instead. I don’t really like knitting scarves anyway.
This pattern was really fun – I’m one of those weirdos who love to do short rows (though obviously they can use some work). and I love how it turned out.
Obviously, I would get more use wearing it like this in MA rather than out here (unless we get another crazy snow storm this year) but it’s still a lovely item to have around my neck when it’s chilly.
A couple more little projects in a future post…and now it’s time to work nonstop on Calluna. After another brief heatwave, it’s hopefully going to be fall now and I am loving Calluna so much.
Funny, I realized I haven’t really been working on socks all that much. My purse project is the same damn socks I worked on at Sock Summit, but I’m determine to slog through them before casting on for any more.