It’s amazing how a little challenge can make your fingers fly.
This is a nice, boring hat for my special guy that I just finished. I used the same yarn to make a slightly fancier hat a few weeks ago, but in using my secret knit testing tactic (asking him to “try on a hat” to see if it would fit someone else), I discovered it was too fancy for his tastes. I knew the yarn, Studio Donegal Soft Donegal in Charcoal, would be perfect for him, though.
I’ve been wearing “the fancy hat” though it’s a bit big on me, but I may give it to my uncle for Christmas. After all, I’m less than 20 days away and with many unfinished gifts.
Since I set a challenge to myself last Sunday of finishing a holiday project every two days, I haven’t exactly met my goal. But I have finished three projects. (You can see the others here and here.) I feel like I’m on track, and, like most crocheters/knitters, I have a stash of finished items hanging around that can be gifted if necessary.
Some amazing yarn arrived in the mail on Friday for two upcoming designs that will be published in a magazine next year.
I’m loving the feel of this Imperial Yarn Columbia 2-Ply. I’ll be knitting up a secret project with it next. One of the great joys of being a designer is having the opportunity to use all kinds of wonderful yarns that I wouldn’t usually have access to. I’ve been wanting to try Imperial Yarn for a while and it isn’t disappointing.
I’ve also been eager to try Valley Yarns out. Some of the students in one of my knitting classes took a field trip to WEBS in the summer, and I didn’t go because I’m trying to bust my stash. Luckily, I get to sample the Valley Superwash now, so I don’t have to be too jealous!
I’m having some problems reading comments on my blog right now, but I’m hoping they are still coming through. If I don’t respond to your comment, it hasn’t been fixed yet.
You can find links to more Year of Projects posts on Ravelry here.