Knitting a Baby Hat & Starting a Daybreak Shawl

I spent a couple of hours one evening making a fun little baby hat for a friend who is expecting. The Berry Baby Hat pattern is free and can be found online here. I used Vanna’s Choice Acrylic by Lion Brand Yarns, as it’s affordable and washing machine friendly.

I’ve also started yet another knitting project. I currently have three fairly large and somewhat complex knitting projects on the go at the moment. Each of them requires a bit of concentration so that I can follow a chart and count stitches. I wanted to have a project handy that was a little more straight-forward so that I could knit and chat or watch a foreign film, or hang with friends. So I started my black and gray Daybreak shawl.

Christmas Knitting: Lace Beret for Mom

This was a good challenge – a fancy lace beret from Vogue knitting in light fingering weight yarn. Mom had mentioned that she wanted this beret and I knew I had the perfect yarn for it – which happened to be in her color!

Christmas Knitting: Dean Street Hat for Allain

I knit this entire hat while watching the latest Die Hard movie at Jay & Lisa’s. Small pattern = chunky yarn makes for a fast project. Allain has told me that his girlfriend has claimed it – I’m glad she likes it and that it’s gone to a good home.

Koolhaas Hat Gift for Vince

Picked up the pattern for the beautiful Koolhaas hat by Jared Flood and and some Jo Sharp Silkroad Tweed in the color “brindle” and made it for my friend Vince…

Selbu Beret

This wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be…

Welcome to 2009

It was a busy December as I raced to finish crafting Christmas gifts. The holidays have gone by quickly with a quick trip to visit the parents and a multitude of social engagements.

I knit a fun bobble hat for my mom as a Christmas gift,

a 1920′s-style cloche hat (out of delicioulsy soft cashmere,

and another warmer winter hat.

It feels like it could be a very busy and productive year ahead. I hope it’s a good one for everyone.


Made a fun beret this week…

and should be done my mittens by the end of the week…