western sunsets.

Here are two versions of the Western Sunset hat I knit up this month. The first one is amazing blacks and oranges and reds, and its perfect. The second I made to match my blue jacket but it doesn’t have the same power as the first version; color choice in fair isle knitting is suchContinue reading “western sunsets.”

holidaze.

Nothing screams holidays like extra dirty martinis in vintage mid century glasses and fair isle snowflake motifs in red and white. This hat ended up being an amazing stocking cap gifted before I could get finished snaps. It only took two evenings to knit, so I’m definitely starting another one this evening. Happy merry.

scatter.

After starting this at the beginning of November and abandoning it to holiday knitting, I picked it back up last week and finished. Scatter is an Icelandic fair isle sweater, featuring a nice bleeding color pattern. It was easy to follow, minus all the errors for the sleeve charts, but because its “scattered” color work,Continue reading “scatter.”

norway / love.

I’m not big on Valentine’s Day for the romantic aspect. I could care less about roses and candlelight dinners and expectations. I’m more throw me a mini box of chocolates like this favorite and make all the cute Valentine’s things. It’s really about the making, isn’t it? First up, of course, is a hearts hatContinue reading “norway / love.”

cold as…

F*ck. Progress on those cheeky fair isle mittens I’ve been working on for the past few days. I have tiny hands; these will for sure be far too long for my puny self. Will likely be a gift for someone else. But loving them, nonetheless. Knit up using two skeins of Knit Picks Palette inContinue reading “cold as…”

fair isle mittens.

Taking a break from the sweater knitting to cough up some fair isle mittens, which I will likely gift to someone for Christmas. These will be funny, and slightly inappropriate, mittens. They are How Cold Is It? by Drunk Girl Knits. I’ve made significant progress since this photo of the cuff was snapped, and I didContinue reading “fair isle mittens.”

chevrons yoke.

Two ferociously cold nights here in Boston meant early to bed with blankets and books and knitting projects, of course. After those two nights, I have a fair isle yoke, already divided for the sleeves and body, completed. And I’m loving it. I’ve knitted the Chevrons sweater before for my mum as a Christmas giftContinue reading “chevrons yoke.”

umbrellas.

Finally, a snap of the finished product. I finished this sweater way back in early September 2013 but never took any photos of it with sleeves. I’ve worn it a whole pile of times and people say it looks like something you might buy in J. Crew this winter. I’d say that makes it aContinue reading “umbrellas.”

wip: moody house hat.

I absolutely love color work. Its challenging but so rewarding and takes to crazy color combinations really well. This is the Moody House hat, in progress. Top down, I decided to use little bundles of leftover yarn I had, so this hat is a stash buster, besides being gorgeous and so fun to work up.Continue reading “wip: moody house hat.”