I love to knit! For several years, Patrick and I owned a yarn shop here in our little town. This page shows off some of my recent knitting project, hopefully with the yarn and patterns. Enjoy!
AUNT CHRIS' SOCKS
I made these socks for my Aunt for Christmas 2017. The pattern is Hermione's Everyday Socks and the yarn is from Eat, Sleep, Knit (and I don't still have the ball band - I'll have to get better about keeping records!).
MOM'S MALABRIGO SWEATER
Mom and I were at Eat, Sleep, Knit in Dallas, Georgia when she saw their sample sweater in this pattern. She asked me to make it for her and she bought the yarn and pattern book for me. It turned out just lovely! The pattern is Faro and the yarn is Malabrigo Twist.
BLUE RIBBON SOCKS
I have no idea which pattern I used for these. I can't find it in my Ravelry queue or projects. I promise to be better about this in the future. The yarn is some gorgeous wool I picked up at the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival in 2015. And, yes, I did win first prize for socks at the county fair this year. And they're so comfy!!!
For Easter this year I decided to knit bags instead of giving everyone baskets. I used the pattern "Entrelac Trinket Bag" by Mary Scott Huff, available for purchase on Ravelry. For four of the bags, I used the recommended Noro Kureyon yarn. For one bag, I used Cacade's Lana Bambu (I think it's discontinued), and for another I used some Berroco of some kind in a solid teal.
HALF MOON SHAWL
This is a gorgeous half-circle scarf that I finished in 2014. Unfortunately, I didn't record the pattern or the yarn, so I'm putting it here just as something pretty that I did. It's one of my favorite shawls.
HOODED BABY BLANKET
This little blanket and hood is made out of Peaches and Cream cotton yarn using Sweet Lullaby Seamless Hooded Blanket pattern (see Ravelry). It's easy to knit and adorable.
BLUE RIBBON SOCKS
The pattern for this shawl is Byzantine Princess and can be found on Ravelry. I make it using SeaSilk from Handmaiden Yarns. There are beads knitted into the bottom of the shawl which gives it a very flowy feel (along with the silk). Jesi is getting married tomorrow and will wear this shawl!
This pattern is Ornamental from Knitty and the yarn is a merino/cashmere blend that I got a Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival. I love these socks! They need to be worn with clogs because the cable runs around the back and looks very cool.
Since I got my hair cut short, I can't just put it in a ponytail when I have a bad hair day, so I made this Picadilly Hat (pattern from Ravelry) for days when I need to cover my hair but don't need to keep my head really warm. The yarn is KnitPicks Dishie.