My Adventures in Knitting, truly my Yarn-escape!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Simply Saturday - Christmas Hats!


     Finally, I've started my Christmas hat knitting!  My goal: to knit everyone a hat, including the family I stayed with in Maine.  Except for my two daughters, one a teen who refuses to wear a hat and the other one who is able to knit circles around me (shhh, I'm thinking of giving her yarn).  So in my dreams I'd like to get one done a week, but I've left the hat pattern choice up to them (something out of my previous hat blogs, see below), so depending on the ease of the pattern we'll see how fast it goes.  Of course the word fast and me are not usually used in the same sentence.

     My first hat is using up some black Wool-Ease worsted I had leftover from last Christmas knitting (Christmas Knitted Up).  I'm using the Ravelry pattern: Bankhead (Free Pattern).  I'm doing a simple, but slightly more challenging stitch then I have done, knitting in the back, but easy once I get into the flow and used to it.  Great results so far.  I'm also using my double points making it more challenging, but this is the hat being done before I can make an order for supplies.  So I'm just using what I've got. and I think it'll look great when done.

List of previous Hat Pattern posts for Christmas knitting inspiration-

Friday, October 28, 2016

Friday Fall Patterns

Debra Hurd Painting

     As we enter the ending month of the Fall season, November, we reluctantly watch the leaves fall off the trees and hear them roll down the street.  Time inevitability marches on. Try to pause a moment to drink in the remaining sites of Autumn.  Enjoy a latte, Chai or Pumpkin Spice.  Sometimes we have to pause, purposely to capture precious moments that soon will be lost in the rush of life. 

Here's some inspiration for some last autumn creations to enjoy before the holidays.

 Happy Fall Knitting!

Pumpkins in Maine

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Wednesday's Yarn Along

Join us at Ginny's "Small Things" blog to share what you are reading and knitting at her "Yarn Along".

     Wednesday's Yarn Along finds me back from Maine and visiting my son's College, The College of Atlantic in Maine (it's an Ecology focused, small and amazing college).  It was voted tops in Environmental Studies and sustainability by The Princeton Review and The Sierra Club this year.  My son is studying Sustainable energy and building and works all year round with the campus carpenters.  Here's a few shots of the college and my knitting projects, one done, one in progress.

My knitting nook in my son's residence where he's the RA.  I finished my  Just Knit It with Gifted Stash kerchief, but it still needs blocking, so photos later of the finished project.

Turrets where I knit & read for a day while my son was in class and then the Parent's Reception was out here (surprise, I had no clue everyone would be joining me!)

My Malabrigo Yarn for my new project- Malabrigo Arroyo Yarn - Marte.

My new knitting project is Elise's Age of Brass and Steam .

And I'm currently reading an awesome book in a series that is great! Check out my book review on Tuesday - What's Up in My Knitting World for  Concrete Evidence (Evidence Series Book 1), which is free now on Kindle through Amazon.  Written by a former archeologist, her Evidence Series is great.  She uses her background for creative adventures with romance and believable characters.  You're hooked from the start!

Please join us at Ginny's "Small Things" blog to share-

"~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading and I love sharing my projects and current reads here.  I would love for you to join me every Wednesday to share a single photo of what you are knitting (or crocheting) and reading too! "  Share with Ginny at Small Things.

Happy Fall Knitting!