I can’t abide sitting with idle hands … since I can’t seem to sleep tonight I started another corner 2 corner blanket. It’s pretty in this colorway and I like the feel of the yarn – it’s an easy care acrylic and the first time I’ve used it.
I finished this little corner to corner afghan 2 nights ago … but just got the ends woven in and a photo today. This is bluer in person … a pretty baby blue! I love the texture! There are a couple new patterns I want to try out but since I’m going to be busy with company I think I will just make another one of these while it’s fresh in my mind! Project details are at this post.
I’ve started this pattern several times and pulled it out each time because I thought the “holes” were too big but one commenter encouraged me to give it another try – I’m sorry, I don’t remember who!
- Yarn is Sprightly Worsted from Bluprint – Sky Blue
- Hook size is (I)
Pattern is the Lindsay Hat – free on Ravelry
Needles size – 8
Yarn is Sprightly spectrum worsted from Bluprint – I bought some of this yarn during the Black Friday sales at a pretty big discount to make hats because I liked the colorways but I didn’t read the reviews. It’s not the easiest to work with because there’s barely any twist to it so it splits easily and there’s concern about how durable it is but I think it knit up beautifully in the hat and since I don’t expect these to last more than a season or two before being outgrown or lost I’m not worried about durability.
I love being able to look through projects at Ravelry when I’m trying to pick a pattern. It’s nice to see something knit up in different yarns before I choose a project but I was surprised when I came across this photo! I hadn’t remembered that I’d knit this hat several years ago.
I think this 1×1 rib beanie and the Ross beanie are my two favorite guy hats … at least for now. This one if I’m going to make a cuff to roll up. It’s hat #4 of 4 that I planned to make for Operation Gratitude and you can find the details on the pattern and Operation Gratitude at this link. I had originally planned to send these in when I’d finished the 4 but I think I’ll make some more before I mail them off.
And the swirl in back!
I am really liking this Paintbox Simply Aran yarn too and you can see those details at the link above too. Thanks to Sarah at LoveCrafts.com for providing the yarn for these 4 donation hats and the additional yarn that I bought has arrived so you will definitely be seeing more hats from me.
I think I’ll make one more hat before starting a new blanket so it’s time to decide what patterns I’m going to use next … for the hat and the blanket!
I checked this time and it is hat #8 and it was quick to knit.
I modified the 1, 2, 3 baby beanie (free pattern found on Ravelry) to make it a little larger.
Needle size – 8
And a look at the back.