What a strange weather week we've been having! From 70-degree temperatures through incredible wind and pounding rain to talk of snow flurries. Well, at least knitting is an all-weather sport.
Bobby is taking a break from knitting his incredibly intricate cabled blankie-sweater to whip up a couple of darling hats for the little people in his world. For this "Ruffled Tulip Hat" from Fiber Trends he chose Blue Sky Alpacas Dyed Cotton and lived through crocheting the tie that finishes it off.
Linda made this wonderful "Nocturnal Pullover" that appeared in the Fall 2012 issue of knitscene magazine. She used the Stonehenge Fiber Mill Shepherd's Wool in a lovely heathered green. The wonderful owl motif is created with yarn-overs. In fact, it's a real hoot! (I sincerely apologize for that...but I had to.)
Victoria brought in her "Guston" to show us, a pattern by Ann Budd published in Jared Flood's Wool People Vol. 2. She knitted it for her son and also used the Shepherd's Wool. It's a very handsome knit for a guy. Or a gal, really. I want one.
Our own Cate recently finished this Churchmouse Yarns and Teas "Koigu Beaded Beret" using a combination of Rowan Felted Tweed and Kidsilk Haze Her friend Carol sports it for her.
Cate also made these "1861 Cottage Industry Wristies" from the Jan/Feb 2013 issue of Piecework out of shop-favorite Louet GemsSport. These would be handsome for a guy or a gal as well.
Last but not least is Taylor, hat designer extraordinaire, who took a look at a friend's store-bought hat and then designed this one using Rowan Big Wool. Lovely!