Finished Objects Friday

Recently, I participated in a testing pool group on Ravelry for a pattern for a child’s cat hat. I have always wanted to be  a tester so I signed up and got knitting. I liked the pattern so much I made two!

Check out my project pages and keep the look out  for the published pattern.

Cat Hat in Black

Cat Hat in Red

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And Another One

The latest off my US size 8s is… 

I used the remaining Cascade 220 Sport from my On the Beach sweater ( I swear there will be some photos of it soon).  I casted on 80 stitches and made a 2×2 rib. After that, I then just made up the pattern. Basically it is a single stitch alternating color pattern. The sizing came out a little small so this is defiantly a kid/ teen hat. 

As I finished the above,  I casted on the  Antler Hat by Tin Can Knits. Someone in my house is expecting a handmade gift for Valentine’s Day ❤️.

Blissfilled Hat

Hey hey hey!

Here is the latest FO (finished object) off my needles. This hat was made to fulfill a custom order for one of my fiance’s students. He wanted a Yankees colored hat that was simple and striped.

IMG_6650[1]                    I bought the yarn at my LYS here in San Francisco (Imagiknit). I like this store as it has affordable yarn all the way up to luxury yarns. So there is a little something for everyone and every mood. This hat is made of a Debbie Bliss brand yarn that I haven’t seen before. The yarn is 100% superwash wool. Usually I don’t like pure wool as it can be scratchy. However, I was pleasantly surprised with the softness. After a wash it got even softer. I love when new yarn surprises me!IMG_6651[1]Hopefully the recipient will be as pleased as I am with the finished product. 🙂

A Wedding and a Craft Fair

Weekends are the best. Especially when there are fun events to fill it. This weekend we headed south to Monterrey/ Carmel for my college friend’s wedding. It was a lovely affair. The setting felt like we were in some forest oasis. There was delicious food, amazing company, and great dance music.

 Sunday was the big Artisian/ Craft Fair for my fiancé’s school. There were many amazing crafters at the event. I was in awe of some of the items people were selling. There was pottery, sewing, body products, and photographs. Sorry I don’t have more photos, but I was busy with my table.   

 I had set a goal of selling 8 items, and I ended up selling 19! Woot woot! It was so great to hear people’s feedback and see them walking around with my products. Nothing beats being able to gain insight into a shopper’s mind. 

If I did another fair I would include more hats with variegated yarn as well as hats with details (e.g, buttons, bows). People really seemed to enjoy the unique items that can only be handcrafted. Yay handmade! 
 

They Keep Coming

So many ideas and so few hours to knit! I am continuing to get ready for the Artisian Fair for my fiancé’s school. My focus is on hats that can be unisex as well as appealing to a diverse crowd. I haven’t made many hats recently so I had forgotten how addictive they are.  All I want to do is knit hats!  Here are the latest off my needles:   

  Wool/ Blend from my stash   Caron Simply Soft in Dark Country Blue

Red- Caron 220; Denim Color- Sesia’s River Jeans (cotton)  Caron Simply Soft in Blackberry and Dark Country Blue

Knitting and Football

Football games are a great time to get some knitting in. It just so happens that today my knitting  coordinated with the 49ers’ uniforms.  

 I made the larger piece ( it was supposed to be a sleeveless top) years ago. I never finished it though. I made a bad yarn choice. I used Caron’s Simply Soft and the mix of the acrylic yarn and yarn weight (worsted) didn’t pan out. The piece would have been too thick to wear during the summer.  Don’t get me wrong, it is not that I am an acrylic hater, it is just that acrylic is not a very breathable fabric. So I am making some hats out of it. I am knitting them simultaneously as I unravel the top. The white hat will be an infant hat and the red a lacy slouch cap. 

The 49ers won today and hopefully my hats end up winners too! 

 

Happy Woolly Hat Day!

The Campaign for Wool has claimed October 9th as Woolly Hat Day. What better way to celebrate than share hats that are in progress?

I am calling this one the Snake Charmer Beanie as the cables look like snakes don’t they? This hat is just a simple 2 stitch cable using a wool/acrylic blend I had in my stash. 

I also started another Café au Lait Tam. This is a project for my Halloween partner (group on Ravelry). The swap includes a package of 4 items (Halloween item, self- made item, knitting related item, and something yummy). The due date is October 15 so I better get cracking on assembling my package! 

Happy Friday!