"Paris in Winter Hat" & "Paris in Winter Cowl" by Emily Ballentine Erb (yarn: Loops & Threads Chunky Boho in Singapore Sling)
Loved the colours in this yarn but unfortunately it turned out to be wayyyyyy to heavy for my liking. I also noticed it was already starting to fray just from knitting it. Luckily, I brought the set in to work one day and a coworker took to it, so the hat and cowl ended up going to a good home.
"Chunky Dean Street Hat" by Nina Machlin and "Cozy Ribbed Scarf" by Dawn Regan (yarn: Bernat Alpaca in Natural)
Love both of these pieces! The yarn is soooo squishy and soft!
"No. 2 Pencil Socks" by Yarn Enabler (yarn: Yarn Enabler No. 2 Pencil Socks Wool)
Knit these for Lily's Grade 2 teacher as a Christmas present. Fun knit and love the subtle variances in the yarn colours. Incorporated "Fish Lips Kiss Heel" pattern which I'm not overly in love with, but that may be because I didn't pull the yarn tight enough at the end of the short rows and was left with gaps. However, not having to pick up stitches for the heel is definitely a bonus with this pattern.
ON MY NEEDLES
"Basic Ribbed Socks" by Kate Atherly (yarn: Patons Kroy FX in Copper Colors)
Just finishing up the second sock. These will be given as a Christmas gift to Lily's daycare worker, whose favourite colour is orange.
"Westerly Pullover" by Moira Engel (yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Tweed)
I immediately fell in love with this sweater when I received an email from Interweave showcasing it a few weeks back. I wanted to use the Brooklyn Tweed yarn the pattern called for, but unfortunately it was out of my budget. So instead I ordered Knit Picks Wool of the Andes yarn during a Black Friday sale. I actually swatched for the first time to obtain the correct gauge as this is my first adult-sized sweater and I want it to be perfect! Ended up having to go down 2 needle sizes to obtain gauge. I was going to wait until the new year to start, but I just couldn't resist the temptation, so I cast on this past weekend. I'm swapping out the blues for greens (of course) as I'm making this for John.
IN MY QUEUE
"Comfort Fade Cardigan" by Andrea Mowry
I'll be joining my first Knit-A-Long (KAL) on January 1, 2018! The KAL is being hosted by the Drea Renee Knits Group on Ravelry and I cannot wait to get started! Ordered the yarn I'll be using (Madeline Tosh DK Twist) at the end of November but it still has yet to be shipped, so I'm hoping it'll arrive in time for me to cast on January 1st. I'm soooo looking forward to knitting MYSELF a full-sized garment, and one I know I'm going to LOVE!
"Emelyn May Shawl" by Jennifer Lassonde (aka BostonJen)
Also on January 1st, 2018, I'll be joining my first Shawl KAL, hosted by the Canadian Knitter Group on Ravelry. I'll be using Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering yarn for my shawl.