Ermagerd! It’s a crafting post!
Yeah, I know, I haven’t made one of these in…a while. LOL. Almost a year actually. And you can see just how much I’ve busted my stash since then…LOL.
One of my goals for 2013 is to bust through my yarn stash. Last year, I amassed a significant amount of yarn, and I am trying very very hard not to purchase any more until I use up what I have. But honestly, have you ever tried to tell a knitter not to buy yarn? It’s like, a death wish. We always see something we can use for something, whether that something is to be made right now, or later on (most of the time it’s later on).
But, I’ve come to terms with the fact that I have *a lot* of yarn and need to work through it.
That being said, I am here to post my first finished object of 2013! Truthfully, I bought this yarn on sale on the last day of 2012 (yes, completely disregarding my efforts to use what I already have LOL), but you know, I don’t have much super bulky stuff in my collection. Plus, I love cabled hats. I actually worked this pattern in red sometime last year. I never posted it, and I’ve misplaced the hat, so maybe I’ll eventually find it this year.
One thing that gripes me about this pattern, is that Michael’s/Loops and Threads doesn’t have it posted online anywhere. It’s strictly printed on the ball wrap, which is generally fine, except for the fact that I ALWAYS misplace them. I guess it’s good that I have several skeins of the Cozy Wool, and I need to just buckle down and take the time to type out the pattern for myself. Not that I would post it here on the blog, as that would obviously present copyright issues. But I may try and put it on Ravelry somehow.
Anyway, here you go! The yarn I used for this hat is Cozy Wool by Loops and Threads. It’s super bulky, and it’s very soft, even for a blend of wool and acrylic. It’s unfortunately not superwash, but that’s not something that’s super important, and it doesn’t affect the overall aesthetic appeal. Honestly, if I had just seen the hat, I wouldn’t have known it was a blend. I think it’s because it’s super soft and fuzzy, and I don’t always associate that with an acrylic yarn.
And here is the link to the project on my Ravelry page.
I am working on writing some patterns for some easy knits, and I am also trying to branch out into some more complex things that I’ve yet to try yet (like picot edges and lace knitting!). I am finding that I am having some issues with the HiyaHiya interchangeable circulars I have. I inadvertently purchased the 5″ tips, which makes my 16″ cables 18″ instead. I think I am going to try and sell my set to buy the 4″ tips instead, or else if I have the extra money, I might try out Knit Picks interchangeable circs, because I’ve heard such good things about them. Plus, the Harmony Wood and the Sunstrucks are gorgeous. They do have a “try it” set of needles on the fairly cheap, so I might get that to try them and see which ones I like better. It comes with a set of Harmony Wood, the Zephyr acrylic, and the nickel plated.
So, here’s to some more crafting posts this year!