Friday, May 23, 2014

On a Boring Blue Streak

A cowl is snuggly warm but not very exciting to photograph.

This is a Blue Streak cowl knitted in Woolganics Head, Heart and Hands. It is a very easy knit using free pattern on Ravelry. Woolganics Heart, Heart and Hands is quite a thick yarn. It only took about 120 metres making it a great choice for using what I had leftover from a previous project. I am going to gift this one, probably for Christmas to one of J's kindy teachers. I think it would be great for wearing out in the playground on a cold day. 

I have knitted up nearly 700 metres of yarn so far this year. I have a way to go to beat my longest total of 1.8 kms knitted in 2011!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

It must be winter (Barley beanie)

It has just turned a touch chilly here so I thought this would make a nice gift for an upcoming birthday.

This is using the Barley beanie pattern available for free from the Ravelry website (just search for Barley). The pattern comes in several sizes and this is the child size. I made the slouchy fit and it is also a bit loose around the brim so I folded it up for this modelled shot. I would highly recommend this pattern. It is super easy and I love this look for boys.