2017 · Finished Object

139: Vanilla Cappuccino Socks

My first 4ply socks! My first magic cast on, my first increase toe, my first fish lips kiss toes, my first two at a time… lots of firsts 🙂 I absolutely LOVE these! I have tiny feet so I even have enough yarn from the skein to make another pair. I can definitely see socks becoming a staple travel project for me now, oh yes.

 

Stats
Started: June 4th 2017
Finished: June 10th 2017
Yarn: Rusty Ferret Doll
Needles: 2.5mm

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138: Bonfire Night

I bought this yarn with a voucher my dad got me for Christmas and I knew it would make a brilliant hat. I originally cast on an Earl Grey but the yarn was just too dark and the pattern was lost. Instead I just ripped back to the ribbing and knit a vanilla slouchy hat and it’s fab. I called it Bonfire Night as the colours remind me of distant flames across a dark night.

 

Stats
Started: June 2nd 2017
Finished: June 4th 2017
Yarn: Countess Ablaze The Cheviot Cavalry Aran
Needles: 4mm, 5mm

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137: Drachenfels

I. Love. This. Shawl. I picked up the yarn from Queen of Purls at the shop’s birthday in 2016 and I couldn’t decided what to do with it. I eventually settled on this pattern and it turned out even better than I expected! It’s huge and once it’s blocked I can see myself wearing it absolutely everywhere.

Stats
Started: May 20th 2017
Finished: June 2nd 2017
Yarn: Queen of Purls Hand Dyed Citadel Sock, Queen of Purls Hand Dyed Court Jester Sock
Needles: As pattern

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136: Bousta Beanie

One of the great things I love about EYF is the launch of the new Shetland Wool Week pattern every year. This year did not disappoint! The Bousta Beanie is really simple yet effective and I love it. I used yarn from my EYF class and it worked out really well. I love the subtlety of how the yarns interplay.

 

Stats
Started: May 13th 2017
Finished: May 18th 2017
Yarn: Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift
Needles: As pattern

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135: Fuss Free Ferret Shawl

After finishing my double knitting projects I needed a chill, easy knit. I had a skein of Rusty Ferret I wasn’t sure what to do with and spotted the Fuss Free Festival Shawl and knew they would work so well together. It was slow going at first but it suddenly just clicked and I flew through most of it in the space of a week. It was such a smooth, mindless knit and I loved it. I love how the yarn pooled throughout the pattern! I can see myself making a good few of these.

Stats
Started: April 11th 2017
Finished: May 12th 2017
Yarn: Rusty Ferret Doll
Needles: As pattern

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133 & 134: Yarn Quest – An Errant Side Quest Hat and Mitts

Another project I specifically went out at EYF to buy for! I went for the same colours as my scarf and I love how they turned out. Again, another hat with a wonderful crown and the mitts are adorable. Also decreasing in double knitting is nowhere near as scary as I thought it would be, who’d have thought? I’m thinking I might go back and add some ribbing to the hat as it just doesn’t quite have the length I like for a hat.

 

Stats
Started: April 1st 2017
Finished: April 11th 2017
Yarn: Easy Knits Deeply Wicked
Needles: 2.75mm

Started: April 11th 2017
Finished: April 30th 2017
Yarn: Easy Knits Deeply Wicked
Needles: 2.75mm

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131 & 132: Like, run Scoob! and Mystery Machine

Karie Westermann’s Astrid hat and Lindgren mitts had been on my radar for a good long while. I went to EYF specifically looking to buy yarn for them. Colourful yarn. VERY colourful yarn! Listeners of the podcast will know I’m on a mission to bring more COLOUR to my life and these definitely reflect that. The yarn is amazingly bright and saturated as always with Easy Knits and I just love them all together. I was working on the hat at work when my co-worker mentioned the colours were the Mystery Machine colours from Scooby Doo which absolutely tickled me, hence the project names.

Stats
Started: March 25th 2017
Finished: March 28th 2017
Yarn: Easy Knits Deeply Wicked DK
Needles: 3.5mm, 4mm

Started: March 28th 2017
Finished: April 1st 2017
Yarn: Easy Knits Deeply Wicked DK
Needles: 3.5mm, 4mm

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130: Metra

I picked up the kit for this at Warm and Working 2016 and finally cast it on. It’s a really addictive knit and I love it. The crown is amazing! I also use my matching project bag all the time. I wear this a lot, it’s a perfect cool day slouch hat. I love that the pattern, yarn, needles and project bag all came from my local yarn shop.

 

Stats
Started: March 21st 2017
Finished: March 25th 2017
Yarn: Queen of Purls Hand Dyed Citadel 50
Needles: 3mm

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129: Burnet

This hat. This hat is lush. I used a yarn with alpaca, silk and cashmere as the main colour and oh my goodness it is like wearing a soft, warm hug on your head. I just like to pet it over and over. The pattern is from the first Wool Tribe EYF magazine and is by the ever wonderful Karie Westermann. It’s such a simple but striking design, definitely became a favourite right away. Loving the grey and purple together and the crown is a thing of beauty.

 

Stats
Started: March 13th 2017
Finished: March 21st 2017
Yarn: Countess Ablaze Sovereign, Rusty Ferret Doll
Needles: 2mm, 2.75mm