Good Morning everyone!

What are your goals in terms of knitting for 2017? I want to learn Fair Isle and Double Knitting. I also want to make more socks as I am wearing the pairs that I made for about a year before I walk a hole in them, so I need new pairs of socks! I want to try my hand at stranded knitting at the very least if not Fair Isle. I have a kit for a hat done with Fair Isle, and I plan to knit that this year. I want to get my stash better organized so that I know what I have in it. So what are your goals in terms of knitting this year?

It has been a long time since I posted on my blog, I know; however, I have been busy trying to get all of my Christmas hand knits done, blocked, washed, wrapped, etc. I finally finished them late last week, with the exception of my aunt’s hat and I am currently working on that. She loves vintage clothing and I found a vintage looking hat that I can knit for her. It is called the Women’s Rosette Cloche. Here is the link to it:  What do you think? Does it look vintage to you? I am a little worried that it might not fit her head. I casted on 96 stitches as the pattern called for, and I did the 2 inches of 1×1 ribbing before starting the hat in Stockinette. The only difference that I have done is I decided to do it in the round on a 16 inch circular, size 6, because it was originally intended to be knitted flat and then seamed up the back. Seaming would take up even more room and it surely wouldn’t fit  her then. This way it is in the round, I can knit and knit and knit and the outside always matches. The tension looks great, and I am satisfied with the hat. She does have a smaller head than I do so hopefully it will fit her head. Here is the stock photo of the hat. I am using Brown Sheep’s Nature Spun in a stone colorway for her hat because it matches most of the coats that she has. I decided to add a pop of color for the rosette, and I will take a picture of it when I get it to lay right. I think I am going to have to block it and let it dry to be able to make it look like the picture.

Women's Rosette Hat

Women’s Rosette Hat

Here are some of the completed projects that I worked on in these last months. I have been a busy girl making hats for my friends and family.

The colorways that I used for Katie’s scarf and hat were pink and white. I am very pleased with the way both items came out. (See picture.)  The gray and red hat was made for my bestie’s son, Josh. His coat has these colors in it, and the hat matches it perfectly! He was quite pleased with the hat and wore it most of the day when he got it. 🙂 He is a huge NC State Wolfpack fan, and this works with that obsession!

I have the scarf wrapped already, and I will have to take a picture of it when she unwraps it on next Sunday. Snow has preempted our Sunday this week. That is when we are going over to my brother’s house to celebrate Christmas. I can’t wait for them to see what I got them for Christmas. I just can’t wait! I hope that they like it. John, my nephew, is 16 and I am giving him cash for his Christmas present because he has a lot to buy for his old but new to him Chevy Tahoe that he is fixing up to drive. Now, look at how big Katie is getting! She is only 8 years old in this picture, and it was taken a couple of weeks ago. Her mom is wearing the same boots that Katie is and this would have been taken on Christmas Eve I believe.


Until next time, take care and I hope everyone has a very prosperous 2017!