Thursday, January 15, 2015

Thursdays are for Knitting

I've set myself the goal of knitting 52 Hats for Sailors this year. Having completed five, I'm well on my way!

Here are the five I've finished so far. Details are on my project page on Ravelry.

In order to support this goal, I found it necessary to do some serious stash enhancement! I was able to aid a fellow Raveler in Utah who is attempting to offload some of her stash. I scored some real bargains in 100% wool superwash.

I can't claim all my yarn purchases this month have been for Sailors. The Christmas sweater I made for Younger Son was a hit with Elder Son -- so I ordered some more Malabrigo Mecha to make a sweater for him:

My eldest great-nephew sent a spectacular Christmas basket. One item was a gift card to my favorite shop,  the Loopy Ewe. I determined to buy something just for fun -- isn't it gorgeous? This is their Christmas special colorway from Dream in Color:

And this beauty  is washable, but the color repeat is so long I'm not sure it will work for a hat. Any ideas?

I've also knit a "ponytail" hat for my runner niece. The yarn is Deborah Norville's Everyday Soft Worsted -- 100% acrylic, so I made the cuff triple folded. Can you pick out the "ponytail hole?"

The orange is leftover from the Halloween beard I made for Elder Son. It's also acrylic, so not suited for Hats for Sailors. My niece's husband is also a runner, so I decided to use up the bright orange in a hat for him.

One last addition, two special colorways of Lorna's Laces from Ewe & Me

The top colorway is Air Force blue; the bottom is Denver Broncos orange. I'm sure there's a Broncos fan on whatever ship we knit for this year!

Are you a knitter? What are you knitting this year?

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  1. Those hats and the yarns are fabulous. I'm sure there will be a Bronco fan aboard.

  2. You are on a roll Marti. Love all the wool colours. Hugs.......

  3. All that lovely yarn! I like the new-look blog design too.

  4. Drooling over the wools. Love the new look - esp the wood - good job Mr Web Master!!!


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