Some Knitty Bits…

Well I stumbled across these photos tonight on my desktop so I thought I would toss them your way…a bit more knitting 🙂  Now I am in no position to offer any knitting expertise or advice, so I’ll just share and move on…DSC_0622First up is the “Jane” hat from Jane Richmond.  Love love love this pattern.  Easy, fun to knit and no cable needle required.  I love the double brim, it’s extra squishy and warm.  I used Tosh Vintage in Candlewick, and I adore the color.  It goes with everything 🙂DSC_0634I also made some fingerless mitts, in a very lush and soft wool/silk/cashmere blend yarn (Pashmina, also from Madelinetosh).  It’s the same yarn I used for my Honey Cowl.DSC_0645The pattern is Loch Lomond by Kendra Hope.  Also a great, easy to follow pattern.  And my first cables!  It took a while (and lots of dropped stitches!) to get the hang of it but now I want to try more cables.  I love them but I have to say it was a struggle to get motivated to knit the second mitt!  I finished the first one and the last thing I wanted to do was make another just like it.  Maybe I should stick to knitting single items lest I end up with a bunch of single mitts and socks 😉DSC_0652DSC_0692DSC_0671I just photographed some projects today, so hopefully I will have them up here on the blog soon!  I am trying to work my way towards some spring-like projects but I have been having so much fun with winter sewing/knitting it may take me a bit to transition 🙂

  • You are super clever! Love these. I agree there is often a second sock/mitt/glove dilemma. You just wanna move on! But these are gorgeous so well done for persevering.

    • Kelly

      Thanks Jillian!

  • Beautiful work! I love the color on your Jane — such a rich vibrant color and it looks amazing on you. I haven’t had any problems gearing up for spring sewing. With the nasty winter we’ve had, I’m just hoping for the motivation to finish the last couple of winter projects I’ve already started!

    • Kelly

      I have enjoyed this winter so much, my first mild one after 5 years of long, bitter cold and snowy winters 🙂 We got one snow storm here all winter, and not even as much rain as the usual. I know we were lucky as it has been brutal in most of the US this year. I am moving on to more transitional pieces like cardigans and blazers, and probably more Archers and jeans 🙂 Hope you can power through your remaining winter pieces!

  • Cuuute! I just knitted another Jane and that double brim is just so squishy. Have you knitted any of her other hats? I’m in the middle of a purple Kathleen. 🙂

    • Kelly

      Thanks! I haven’t made any others, this was my first hat! But I love most all of her hat patterns, Kathleen is on my list for sure.

  • Those look great! I need to whip up some fingerless mits, stat. I’m a pretty new knitter as well, but I’m working on my first sweater and can’t. get. enough!

    • Kelly

      I just had a look at your blog, I love everything you’ve made! I want to knit a sweater too, I’ve been working through some smaller projects and when they are done I think I’ll start a sweater 🙂

  • So nice! I especially love the hat – fabulous color, in one of my favorite stitches. I made a sweater a few years ago that used that stitch, from one of my vintage knitting books – 1957! It’s one of my fave makes.

    • Kelly

      Thanks Gail! That’s awesome, I have a book that is just a bunch of stitches and it would be fun to be able to make up my own patterns, there’s some really cool stitches in there 🙂

  • Such adorable hat and mitts! Really itching to learn how to knit!

    • Kelly

      Thanks! It’s definitely nice for times where you are not super motivated as you can sit on the couch and knit with something on the TV 😉 Not to mention it’s portable!

  • Beautiful knitting! I really love that hat, it’s the perfect color!

    • Kelly

      Thank you!!

  • oh I love these both so much! The Jane hat is on my must make list (although I’ll probably not get to it until next fall!) I’m intrigued by how the brim of that hat works. looks so cute. And I just put a skein of candlewick in my cart for making some mittens. I want all the mittens!

    • Kelly

      Thanks Anna! So basically the brim is just knitted extra long, and then you fold it to the inside and can either sew it (what I did) or knit it together with the next row to hold it in place. I found with sewing it in place the stitches disappeared and it looks really nice. Isn’t the Candlewick color lovely?? I want all the mitts too, I have some Spate mitts and a different pair of fingerless mitts in progress right now 🙂

  • these look so cozy! i love the colors.

  • both are so pretty – maybe i’ll need to tackle that jane hat! love the blue and mustard together, too. gorgeous.

  • Okay, weren’t you a newbie knitter recently? You are my inspiration, I’d love to knit a bit more! And I love the cabling!

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