Sunday, January 02, 2011

Favorite 2010 Knits (plus!)

I didn't knit much in the earlier part of the year because of all the things that were going on in my life, but I caught up a bit towards the end of the year and ended up knitting a few nice things. Everything in this post are things I made for Christmas gifts.

The first is the Syncopated Cap from the summer 2007 issue of Interweave. I made a couple of these hats. The first as too small for its intended recipient and went instead to his younger sister. This one was meant to be a replacement but ended up being too large, even for me. I also ran out of yarn on this one, hence the different background colors at the top of the hat, but I think it's pretty cute anyway. It's made of KnitPicks Essential (now discontinued) in the background and Shibui sock in the foreground. It's more puckered than I'd like but better than the first. I am making a third one now in Pam Allen's new yarn line Quince & Co. which will hopefully fit Anthony well. While I didn't have the best of luck with these hats, I really like the pattern (except the corrugated ribbing of course!).

I also made these Gingerbread Hats which I really like because it is a cute pattern but also because I love the yarn I used. I bought one skein of it for a completely different purpose and got these two hats out of it. It is Aslan Trends Royal Alpaca and it is really soft! These hats went to Landon and Tommy.

This hat called Paulette came out so adorable and is made out of some random alpaca yarn that I had. I really hope to get a picture of Mia wearing it. I bought the pattern on a whim because it looked cute and I can't believe how well it came out. I think it's the cutest thing I knit this year.

This cowl is pretty basic looking, especially because of the color, but you wouldn't believe how soft and squishy it is. It's one of Joelle Hoverson's Soft as a Cloud cowls made of Plymouth Earth Ecco Cashmere. I am thinking of starting one for myself out of the yarn that mom gave me a couple birthday's ago with a beret to match.

And finally, a non-knit project... I made some napkins using The Purl Bee's tutorial and their drawstring bag tutorial for my great friends, Amber and Jen.

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