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So while this is done, I’m not doing the normal full write up because it’s part of a set – Poppa and baby hats for my BIL and niece.    Hers will be done in black and pink.    That one will be a bit more interesting – I have to adapt the pattern to get it small enough for a one year old (these will be for Christmas – yep, I’m starting early).  So there will be some swatching and math in my future.

This one is in DK weight yarn – the blue is leftover Reynolds Soft Sea Wool, and the black is Knit One Crochet Too Sebago in the Ebony colorway.    That was an interesting yarn – it’s not particularly plied, so was a bit splitty on the needles, but it does make a very nice fabric.

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Pattern: Winter’s Fern by Trin-Annelie
Yarn: Briggs and Little Heritage in Natural White, Medium Gray and Blue Heather
Needles: Size 7 and 8 circs and 8 DPNs

Here’s the beanie version of this hat.    Both of these are going to be donated – I love the pattern, but I don’t like the way it sits on my head, unfortunately.

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Pattern: Pussyhat, Four Gauges, in the Round, by Sarah Keller
Yarn: Valley Yarns Northampton in the Bright Pink colorway
Needles: Size 8 circs and DPNs

Just a quick little project, for a special request to have one on hand in case they’re needed again.    I had enough yarn to make one more that was almost as big, so I went ahead and used up the yarn to do that.

Really liked this yarn – very pleasant to work with.    I’d definitely get it again.

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Pattern: Winter’s Fern by Trin-Annelie
Yarn: Briggs and Little Heritage in the Natural White, Blue Heather and Medium Gray colorways
Needles: Size 8 circs and DPNs

It’s amazing how much easier it is a make a pattern when you’re using the same yarn for all three colors (please read with heavy sarcasm…)    This go was much easier than the last one, when I’d attempted two different yarns that weren’t quite similar enough by weight.    I’d say this would be a good intro to stranded colorwork – I didn’t find it difficult to keep the three colors going at once.

This yarn is not a soft, squishy wool.    But it does make a nice, dense fabric, and frankly with our winters, I think that’s better than being soft.

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Let’s try this one again.   Here’s another go at the Winter’s Fern hat, by Trin-Annelie.    This time, I’m using the same yarn for all three colors.    (Briggs and Little Heritage).    I bought this from the close-outs at Webs, and got it out of the bag, and was shocked by how big the skeins were.    It’s on the coarser side of wool, but I do want some warmer hats, so hopefully that will help with that.

I’m still in the ribbing at the moment, so we’ll see how those goes when I really get going.

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Pattern: Forest Park Cowl by Liz Abinante
Yarn: I Knit or Dye Killing Me Softly Aran in the Natural Light Brown colorway
Needles: size 8 circs

Finally, I’ve finished a knitting project.   In the second quarter of the year.    My mojo was just horrid up until now!    This pattern was a lovely.   Easy, but complex enough to not be boring.   Totally rescued me from feeling like I was never going to successfully complete anything ever again.

Really liked this yarn.    Shame I have to go all the way to London to get it.

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This is the Forest Park Cowl, by Liz Abinante, using I Knit or Dye Killing Me Softly Aran in the Natural Light Brown colorway.   It’s a good weight of yarn, and the type of pattern I know I can do.    If I can’t manage to see this through to completion, I give up.

I just finished cataloging a new Webs’ order – I settled on a few things I’d definitely like to do this year, including a father/daughter hat set for my niece M and her papa (my BIL M).   I need to scale the pattern for her, so I’ll probably do his hat first, just to reassure myself that I do know what I’m doing.