Cozy, warm hat

Yesterday I loom knit myself a hat. I used my handspun yarn that is a blend of alpaca and angora. I wish you could touch it through the screen. It is so soft that I can’t stop petting it. I will be leaving shortly to go to a party, so will be wearing it. It is only 10* out right now so I definitely want a hat on!


I did not use a pattern and it was made using the green Knifty Knitter.

Leafy Sea Dragon Scarf

I started working on this scarf back in February this year and only just finished. I worked on it off and on as I’ve got lots of other things going on so tend to jump around with my projects.

This is a loom knit pattern and it is available on Ravelry. It’s fun and super easy, so I recommended it if you are a newer loom knitter wanting to try something that isn’t plain straight. Or maybe you’ve been loom knitting for awhile and like ruffles. This pattern is one everyone will like!

The piece of yarn with the full-sizes scissors is what I had left. I won the game of yarn chicken! This scarf measures a total of 74″ long. It is also made with my handspun yarn. I was determined to use it all on this scarf, and so I did. Now it’s much too hot out for scarves, so into my hope chest until the colder weather arrives.

My next project is going to be a shawl that I’m planning on wearing to Rhinebeck (NY Sheep and Wool) this October. Since I’m slow at knitting due to distractions, I figure that if I start now, I will hopefully finish it in time. The challenge now is deciding on a pattern!

My first loom-knit fingerless gloves

After I finished that baby blanket for my niece (see previous post), I finally started a project on one of my new looms. I used the fingerless glove loom from CinDWoodCrafts. I really love this loom because the sizes are already marked in different colored pegs.


CinDWood Crafts fingerless glove loom

There were many different patterns to choose from. I wanted something that wasn’t really complicated but still looked interesting. I picked the Inverted Garter Block Fingerless Gloves pattern (found both on Ravelry and the CinD website with the loom). I did struggle at first because I got confused about a part of the pattern, but after I figured it out, it went quickly. I did do it a bit different. I only did the block pattern on the front of the gloves instead of both sides of the body. This made less pegs to keep track of which is what I wanted for my first time doing fingerless gloves.


One down!

I tried the first one on to test the fit to make sure I didn’t need to go up or down a size. It’s a little loose, but wearable. I quickly cast on the second glove and finished it in a few hours.


My first pair done!

The pattern looks like a mess in the above picture, but in person it actually looks right. The yarn I used was Lisa Souza Hardtwist Merino Petite in the color Portsmouth. I held it double since it is thin. The next pair I make will be using heavier yarn.  My mother stole these right away, but of course we are now getting a week of warmer than average weather, so she’ll be waiting a bit before she uses them.

Some more Crochet & Knit

Wow, I’ve fallen behind in updating my blog! Here is the start of many posts to catch up.

I tried making some hearts for Valentines Day. Some came out good and others a bit wonky.

Loom knit hats and an ear warmer.
Ear warmer
Blue green hat