Thursday, March 5, 2015

Thursdays are for Knitting

One of my goals for 2015 is to knit 52 Hats for Sailors. This is the 9th week of the year, and here is the 20th hat I've knit so far:

The pattern is "Dean Street Hat," by Nina Machlin Dayton. The yarn is Regina Louise Superwash Merino DK Charcoal. This was a fun  knit, comprising "fake cables" and ribbing. You can see the details of the knitted stitches better on the Ravelry page, here.

A Facebook meme this week joked that no knitter has too many project bags. Too true! Here are two additions to my collection.  First, the Thirty One bag "Cinch-Top Bin" in Tweethearts. Big enough to hold a complete sweater and yarn. I got mine from my consultant, Jennifer Morales.

I can't wait to start using this one -- it was personally tie-dyed by my friend Amy. The colors are really much prettier than my indoor photo. Orange and pink, my favorites!

Of course, I added a little yarn to the stash this week also. This is Holiday Yarns' Wooly Ewe Worsted in the "Captain Jack" colorway -- a nod to the DH's Mini Cooper. It's 100% Superwash Merino, so it will make an excellent "Hats for Sailors" knit. I'm thinking Kyle's Hat by Tami Claybaugh.

These two DK weight superwash merino yarns are for Round and Round by Jennifer Vancalcar for Holiday Yarns. The colors are "Tortoiseshell Kitty" and "Chocolate Stout."

The yarns are dyed-to-order, so there is a short wait. But they're worth it!

Tomorrow is Jelly Roll Party at Ruth's Stitchery -- 
come back to see what we'll be making!

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1 comment:

  1. Too right! You can never have too many project bags. The cinch top one looks very handy.
    So many hats in such a short time!


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