January 31, 2014
Last week, Julia (aka Knitting Daughter) whipped up a great looking hat out of Wollmeise DK. She wore it in to work, and we all thought it was so cute. That turned into everyone wanting to try it on, and that turned into the first Loopy Elf Knit-a-Long, because the style looked great on everyone and they all wanted to make their own. The pattern is Skeppa by Sarah Jo Burch, and it’s just $2.00, so hop on over to Ravelry and get a copy. It’s a quick knit and would make a fun hat for yourself (or a nice Valentine gift for someone special, or a finished Christmas gift for 2014 already)!
It would be beautiful out of: Blue Sky Alpaca Silk (2 skeins), Cascade Superwash Sport (2 skeins), Jade Sapphire Cashmere (1.5 skeins), Lorna’s Laces Sportmate (1 skein), Manos del Uruguay Serena (2 skeins), Shalimar Breathless DK (1 skein), Skein DK (1 skein), or Stonehedge Shepherd’s Wool DK (2 skeins). You’ll need about 250 yards for the pattern.
Several of the Elves came to Knit Night last night to start the hats. (Aren’t they cute? We had fun getting this hat going. Although when we left Knit Night it was snowing and we all wished that our hats were DONE so we could wear them home.) I’ll be sure to share a picture of them modeling all of their finished hats at some point, too! I wasn’t going to start a hat (because of all the other projects that I’m working on that are on a deadline), but I’m being swayed over to the dark side. Or the hat side. I might have even picked out a skein of Breathless DK already. I think it will be my first completed Christmas project for 2014, as I have just the recipient in mind for it.
Thanks for all of your blog comments on the “What’s in your knitting bag or on your sewing table” contest! I had fun reading through them. Most of you said “Which bag?” or “You mean we’re only supposed to have one bag??”, which always makes me feel better. I’m going to do a bag blog post soon, because it’s something that I
seem to have a problem with delight in collecting. Besides lots of projects, some of you keep Advil, chocolate, and gymnastic leotards in your bag. (Ok, one person on the leotard. And it’s for a first grader.) It was also fun to read about those of you who are knitting for your little ones, daughter or daughter in laws for weddings, or expecting new grandkids!
We used the Random Number Generator to pick a winner from the 1200+ entries, and the cute Taste of Wollmeise bag is being shipped off to Penny M. in Indiana. Congratulations, Penny!
We’ll have another blog contest in February, so watch for that and enter again. Have a great weekend!