Wednesday, December 25, 2013

My First Hat Design

Decided to challenge myself (ever so slightly) by designing a hat. I went with a simple textured slouchy hat. I'm happy with it.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Katniss Cowl/Vest

Katniss Vest, knit in Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick

Since September I have been slowly knitting a very pretty sweater pattern. I got to the point after finishing the first sleeve (with one sleeve left to go before finishing the sweater) that I needed a break and I needed it now. And I needed an instant gratification project. 

About a month ago I bought the yarn and pattern to make Anaid Designs Katniss Cowl Vest. I decided to make that.

Unfortunately, sent me the wrong needles (I ordered US 35, they sent me US 50, which isn't even listed for sale on their website) and never responded to my messages to customer service, so I sighed, and began knitting anyway.

After 3 nights of work, and some very sore hands and shoulders thanks to the huuuuge needles, I was finished with my most awesome, fashionable item. I wore it for a day out and felt fabulous. 

I have plans to make a second, in nicer 100% wool yarn, with the proper sized needles, which I ordered off of etsy.

I love this pattern, and recommend it to any knitter coveting Katniss Everdeen's (Jennifer Lawrence) interestingly constructed (albeit hers is weaved, not knit or crocheted) cowl-necked half-vest.

For those wondering, this is the 
sweater I am making, right 
before I started the sleeves...