2017 · Finished Object

157: Wonder Wander Mitts

I changed this pattern up a bit so I wouldn’t run out of yarn. I shortened the cuff, lowered the thumb by half a pattern repeat and moved them a bit and then made them fingerless. I don’t tend to wear full mitts so these are perfect. They are so warm and comfortable! Perfect for the coming cold weather 🙂

Stats
Started: August 31st 2017
Finished: September 8th 2017
Yarn: Isle Yarns Tower and Gaulters
Needles: 3.25mm

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2017 · Finished Object

149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155 & 156: Critical Role Hats

Those of you who listen to the podcast will have heard me talk about Critical Role. It is a group of voice actors who stream their Dungeons and Dragons game. It is fab and the community around it is brilliant. They do so much charity work and support disadvantaged kids and literacy and in general are just great people. I also happen to a total obsessive fan when I find something I enjoy so over 400 hours of footage to immerse myself in as I catch up on the backlog part of me feels like I live there now haha! Fans can send the cast things for their big ‘Critmas’ episodes so I decided I’d like to knit them some hats with their character names as a thank you for the hours of entertainment they’ve already brought me.

If you have ever been interested in DnD I would recommend checking the show out, it’s all available on YouTube. It’s great fun and perfect knitting watching.

Stats

Vax
Started: August 16th 2017
Finished: August 17th 2017
Yarn: Hayfield Bonus Aran
Needles: 4mm, 4.5mm

Vex
Started: August 18th 2017
Finished: August 20th 2017
Yarn: Hayfield Bonus Aran
Needles: 4mm, 4.5mm

Grog
Started: 
August 21st 2017
Finished: August 22nd 2017
Yarn: Hayfield Bonus Aran
Needles: 4mm, 4.5mm

Pike
Started: 
August 23rd 2017
Finished: August 24th 2017
Yarn: Hayfield Bonus Aran
Needles: 4mm, 4.5mm

Keyleth
Started: 
August 26th 2017
Finished: August 27th 2017
Yarn: Hayfield Bonus Aran
Needles: 4mm, 4.5mm

Scanlan
Started: 
August 27th 2017
Finished: August 28th 2017
Yarn: Hayfield Bonus Aran
Needles: 4mm, 4.5mm

Percy
Started: 
August 28th 2017
Finished: August 29th 2017
Yarn: Hayfield Bonus Aran, Robin Chunky
Needles: 4mm, 4.5mm

Game Master
Started: 
August 29th 2017
Finished: August 30th 2017
Yarn: Hayfield Bonus Aran
Needles: 4mm, 4.5mm

 

2017 · Finished Object

148: Snowmelt

I bought the yarn for this specifically at Edinburgh Yarn Festival this year, I knew I wanted to make this and what colours it was going to be. I am thrilled with how it turned out! I loved knitting this, it felt like a great chill out knit from start to finish. The rows were pretty long by the end but there was enough to keep it interesting. I absolutely love it. I want to wear it everywhere at all times. I might make a more subtle coloured one in the future so it works with more outfits, but as per previous posts I am trying to embrace COLOUR! Cia refers to this as my highlighter shawl (in a good way). Love this.

Stats
Started: August 1st 2017
Finished: August 16th 2017
Yarn: Easy Knits Deeply Wicked
Needles: 4mm

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147: Nurple Socks

I mentioned I had enough Rusty Ferret yarn left over from my Danzig shawl for socks – so I made some! Just a simple vanilla two-at-a-time socks set with a few less stitches than the last using a Fish Lips Kiss heel. I knit them so they had a rolled brim, I am a big fan of ankle length socks. I finally have myself a pair of MaryJane shoes so I can show them off! I love these ❤

Stats
Started: July 25th 2017
Finished: August 1st 2017
Yarn: Rusty Ferret Doll
Needles: 2.5mm

2017 · Finished Object

146: Wonder Wander Hat

This was a bit of a strange knit for me. I love the design but for some reason struggled to actually enjoy knitting it. I only really got into the stride of it as I was nearly finished. I do absolutely love the finished object though. The yarn is interesting, I saw the producers featured on Countryfile and ordered some. The colours are gorgeous! It is definitely on the rustic side but I really enjoyed working with it.

Stats
Started: July 19th 2017
Finished: July 25th 2017
Yarn: Isle Yarns Tower and Gaulters
Needles: As pattern

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145: Slip Hat

I bought a set of Big Boy Cakes from Easy Knits at Kathy’s Knits in Edinburgh at the Indie Burgh Yarn Crawl last year. I really wasn’t sure what to do with them but they were so beautiful and languishing in my stash so I eventually decided to make them into a hat. I couldn’t really find a pattern I liked so I improvised a subtle slip stitch design which I hoped would allow the colours to melt into each other and show the yarn off. It maybe ended up a little more subtle than I intended but I still really like the final effect. It felt good to design it as well, even if it was simple. The yarn is so soft and gorgeous, I want to wear it all the time!

Stats
Started: July 15th 2017
Finished: July 19th 2017
Yarn: Easy Knits Big Boy Cakes
Needles: 3mm

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143 & 144: Hallein hat and mitts

These are from the A Love Like Salt collection from K M Bedigan and I absolutely loved knitting them. This was my first experience of broken rib and it’s so interesting to knit. I used some Queen of Purls hand dyed and I love how it looks a bit urban decay and rust like. These are going to be fab for autumn ❤

Stats
Started: July 11th 2017
Finished:  July 13th 2017
Yarn: Queen of Purls Citadel DK
Needles: As pattern

Started: July 14th 2017
Finished: July 15th 2017
Yarn: Queen of Purls Citadel DK
Needles: As pattern

2017 · Finished Object

142: Sockhead Hat

I started this as a simple, easy, portable project to take on the plane with me when I went to Budapest for my sister’s hen party. Turns out it was a very good idea as we were stuck on the plane on the tarmac for over an hour before lift off as there were delays across Europe and then I had a few hours to wait for everyone else to arrive. It was perfect for keeping me calm and busy. It was then useful as a bit of background detox knitting and travel knitting when Danzig was just a bit to big and unwieldy to get out. I adore the colours. The yarn is lovely and soft and it works really well with and without a folded brim, a great everyday no nonsense hat.

 

Stats
Started: June 22nd 2017
Finished: July 10th 2017
Yarn: Strathearn Fleece and Fibre
Needles: 3mm

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141: Danzig

Another pattern I specifically bought yarn for at EYF this year. I already had the Rusty Ferret from IBYC the year before and knew I needed a grey to go with it for this gorgeous pattern. I was scared the pattern would be difficult or scary but it was astonishingly simple and easy to just knit rows and rows on without really having to think. I finished this up on holiday back in Northern Ireland and can’t wait to wear it after a good block. The Rusty Ferret really sings and I even have enough left over for a pair of socks!

Stats
Started: June 15th 2017
Finished: July 5th 2017
Yarn: Dye Ninja High Twist Merino Fingering, Rusty Ferret Doll
Needles: As pattern

2017 · Finished Object

140: Sweet-Pea Baby Blanket

My co-worker is pregnant at the moment so when I heard I just had to knit something for her – my colleagues always comment on my knitting. The Fuss Free Baby Blanket is a fab and simple pattern and I even had yarn in her favourite colours and the right yarn weight! Fantastic 🙂 Can’t wait to give it to her as a surprise.

Stats
Started: April 20th 2017
Finished: June 15th 2017
Yarn: Hayfield Bonus Aran, Hayfield Bonus DK
Needles: 4.5mm