A Finished Hat !

I am so excited about my finished handspun hat. I love how it looks, and it fits great! The Cheviot is soft and the hat is not super heavy, which will be perfect to wear on my morning walks here in Phoenix.

Here are the particulars:

Start Date: January 13, 2022

Finish Date: January 17, 2022

Pattern: WA 101 by Kali Berg (free pattern on Ravelry) Well written pattern and could be easy knitted up in two days.

Needles: US Size 7 and US Size 9 Knitters Pride Zing 16” circulars and a set of US Size 9 DPNs.

Yarn: 124 yards of Cheviot handspun in the color Owls. The fiber was dyed by Quillin Fiberarts. I ended up with 36 yards left, which I re-skeined for future use. The yarn still had a bit of energy in it but it didn’t effect the knitted fabric.

Working with my own handspun yarn is always so satisfying and has made me realize that I want to spin more. I have a feeling this year will be the year of spinning and the use of handspun in more projects.

The music of the spinning wheel will be as balm to your soul.

Mahatma Gandhi

It’s A Wrap … A Year End Review

I had a very productive year of making this year, especially in the knitting department. I truly can’t believe how much I made this year!  For some reason I was on a sweater kick, which allowed me to use up quite a bit of my stash and that makes me so happy.

I finished eight knitted sweaters, patterns linked below starting at the bottom left and around, and yes I seem to love the Flax and Nuuk designs.
I also finished two crochet sweaters, Wild Bloom Cardigan by Rachel Misner and the Quick Win Raglan by LeRoo Crochet 

I also finished nine pairs of socks, pretty much all vanilla. I would have made ten pairs, but only finished the first sock and not the mate to my November Socks.

Magic Heel Socks 

And I finished six hats, three of which I made out of my own handspun. I want to make a few more next year, especially another Musselburgh (shown top right below).

I didn’t get much accomplished in the spinning department this year, so that will be a great goal for me  next year.  I want to start knitting more with my own handspun, especially for sweaters and it will be fun to see if I can accomplish that goal in the new year.

What did you finish this year ?