Friday, November 25, 2016

Free Pattern: Alma Hat

Turban-style hats are so elegant. I recently knitted one in seed stitch based on a 1940s pattern but wanted something that was a little easier to wear, so I scooted over to Jo-Ann Fabrics and picked up a trusty skein of Lion Brand Vanna's Choice for a crocheted version. I'm really happy about this color. I've always been drawn to mustard yellow, especially during the fall, and Vanna's Choice has the perfect hue of it.

At the time, I also happened to be reading The History of Love by Nicole Krauss, so this pattern is named after Alma Singer, a clever, quirky character in the story. Here's to you, Alma.


Materials:
  • Vanna's Choice Yarn in "Mustard" (worsted-weight yarn, one skein)
  • H hook (5.00 mm)
  • tapestry needle

Friday, November 18, 2016

New Hat (っ・ω・)っ

Here's a preview of a new hat using Lion Brand Vanna's Choice. (Can you tell it's my go-to yarn?) Free pattern coming soon!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Winter is Coming...

Can you believe we're already halfway through fall? I'm still trying to absorb everything that happened this year, let alone this past week. Also need to start tackling my to-do list before 2016 is over. Sigh.

Anyhow, I just want to share a couple of knitting projects I recently finished. I realize that I've only written about my crochet work thus far, so I hope this spices things up a bit!