Archive for December 2012

I’m a fool to think something so impossible

December 6, 2012


Pattern: The Boy Hat by Elizabeth Heath-Heckman
Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted (100% merino) colorway Nostalgia
Needles: U.S. 7 Harmony wood Options 24″ circular needles (magic loop)

More catching up with little knits and random gifts from the past year! After the Ravellenic Games this year, I was in a hat mood. The thought of single skeins, easily portable bags, quick finishes appealed to me. I assuaged the yearning with this quick beanie using a orphan skein of my beloved Malabrigo. It’s on the charity shelf waiting to warm and brighten someone’s winter.


Pattern: Multidirectional Diagonal Scarf by Karen Baumer
Yarn: Wisdom Yarns Ballad (100% merino), colorway 317
Needles: U.S. 8 Signature straights

For some reason, every time I score yarn at Tuesday Morning, I can’t wait to use it up right away. It must be something deep in my Protestant or perhaps Scottish heritage. A skein of luxury yarn sits in my stash for years; an everyday purchase waits forlornly to be utilized; but bargain yarn demands to jump onto the needles within hours or days of coming home with me. This Noro knockoff became a new version of one of the very first scarves I made for a family member. This time I made a lot fewer mistakes, which I’m sure the eventual charitable recipient will appreciate.


Pattern: Intuitive by Julia Zahle (Ravelry link)
Yarn: Patons Classic Wool Merino (100% wool), colorway Bright Red
Needles: U.S. 5 and 8 Zephyr acrylic Options 24″ circular needles (magic loop)

I had this project in reserve in the Ravellenics in case I got done with my Montague Vest early and needed a quick extra medal opportunity. The longing I felt to turn to it when the vest seemed far too hefty to drag out in the heat of summer — well, that’s the source of my determination to make hats hats and more hats after the Games. This single ball was left over from a 2008 Christmas project, Alex’s Irish Hiking Scarf.

More to come …