I’ve finished most of the Christmas knitting I had planned, but I’ve just been adding more and more things to my list as I go! I’ve finished a bunch of projects over the past few days, and I’m working on getting photos of them all- that post will probably go up tomorrow or Friday. In the meantime, I have one FO completely finished (and wrapped after this photo was taken, actually)! This is the Turn a Square hat. It was originally going to be for D but it turned out bigger than I anticipated so I think I’ll give it to my Grampa instead. (Rav link).
I went for a visit to my LYS in my hometown while I’m here, and (of course) I couldn’t leave without buying some yarn. I really loved the colour of this Super by Briggs and Little- it’s actually a deep forest green, not as blue as the photos show. (Rav link).
As promised, more info on the cookies from the last post! I dipped them in melted chocolate and they look very pretty. The recipe is from here. I liked them but they weren’t really what I expected from shortbreads; they didn’t really melt in your mouth and they tasted a bit more like sugar cookies. Oh well, they still tasted fine!
Finally, a WIP to share for today. This hat is actually a replacement hat for my sister. I made her this hat a few years ago and she lost it recently. For Christmas she requested a replacement. I think the yarn might even been leftovers from the lost hat! (Rav link).
I don’t think you realize how much you use something (like your kitchen) until you can’t use it anymore. Since I’m living a dorm, I have a cafeteria, but no kitchen at all… so these few weeks at home are amazing. A few things we’ve made over the past few days:
Gingerbread houses, baked and decorated (with only some minor structural problems)!
Little heart shortbreads, fresh out of the oven- more on these tomorrow!
Fruitcake (known here as “Christmas cake”)… I actually baked this when I was home at Thanksgiving and it’s been basted with sherry since then. I put the marmalade and marzipan on today and I’ll do the icing next weekend so that it has time to harden before Christmas eve.
Knitting wise, another WIP- a Turn A Square hat for D. A bit last minute, but it’s knitting up pretty quickly so I think it should be done in time. It’s my first time knitting this pattern, and I’m really liking it so far. (Rav link).
I’ll be back tomorrow to share some FOs. In the meantime, have a great day!
Just checking in quickly today to let you all know that Modulation is now available on Craftsy! It is the same price regardless of where you buy it. If you haven’t got a Craftsy account yet, though, I would encourage you to give it a try- it’s free and there are a lot of awesome patterns there that you can’t get on Ravelry. I also can’t wait to try out their classes… I’ll let you all know how I like them!
You can sign up for Craftsy here and buy Modulation here!
I hope those of you in the US/ Canada are all staying safe from Hurricane Sandy. Have a great Monday!
I am so excited to be releasing a new design today, Modulation. From the pattern description:
Modulation is a cozy hat knit in worsted weight yarn, with a stitch pattern that is interesting to knit and fun to wear, while remaining simple enough to please even the pickiest wearer. (My 10- year old brother, in fact, has claimed the sample for himself!)
The hat is available in sizes newborn (baby, toddler, child/ adult S, Adult M/L), fitting head sizes approx. 14” (15-16”, 17-18”, 19-21”, 22-24”). The hat is designed to be snug, but is very stretchy. Please note that the smallest 3 sizes have only 1 vertical repeat of the pattern.
You can purchase the pattern on Ravelry here. For the first week (until September 28th, 2012), get 15% of the pattern by using the code modrelease2012. You can also !
I’m also going to give away a copy of the pattern here on my blog! Rather than using comments only for entires (because many people forget to leave comments for their extra entries, which is more work for me and gives you fewer chances of winning!), I’ll be trying a new system using Rafflecopter. You can earn up to 7 total entries, the first of which is to leave a comment on this blog post. All of the other methods of entering are optional. I’ll announce the winner and notify them on September 29th.
Please note: I’ve noticed a lot of people are entering by checking the comment box on Rafflecopter who haven’t actually commented… I can check who has and who hasn’t. If your name is drawn and you haven’t actually done what your said you did on Rafflecopter, I will draw another name. Play fair, people!
I can’t wait to see all of your entries! Good luck!
Finally, a weekend! It has been great, because even though there was studying and writing a paper, there was also knitting, baking, shopping, and way too much tea…
I started (and finished!) a little blueberry knit set for some good friends who are due to have a baby any day now. I’m really happy with how this turned out and I can’t wait to meet the new baby!
The booties are this pattern. The booties and the hat are both made with Bernat Softee Baby, which is soft… and washable! (On Ravelry here).
The hat is this pattern. It was so quick to make, I’ll definitely be using this pattern again. (On Ravelry here)
Aside from knitting, on Saturday night, I decided to do some baking. I made Orange Pull Apart Bread from The Whisk Kid. If you haven’t been to this website, it’s amazing. Her recipes are delicious and her photography is just gorgeous! The bread takes some time to make, but is it ever worth it…
It was messy and sticky, but oh-so-good.
Have a great week!
Have you seen my new pattern yet? It’s called Crayon Striped Mittens and is available as a free Ravelry download (Download now).