can’t stop knitting

Obsessive personality much? I can’t seem to stop knitting. Well, and being sick with the flu for a week seems to increase the amount of time spent laying down. Knitting keeps my hands busy, what can I say. And it also seems to keep me from blogging. Oh well. I’m back now!

I’ve made some progress on my Downton Abbey KAL (ohemgee, did y’all SEE the last episode? I already saw it before it aired in the US and I am still sad.) and I’m pretty happy with how it’s turning out. Not sure what is going to end up being the fate of this hat. I’m not much of a hat person. . .

Regina Hat - Downton Abbey KAL

I may be ruining a surprise by posting about this, but I made this Aviatrix hat as a baby shower gift for a friend of mine. Totally blew my mind that this hat is knit flat. Yeah, not in the round. Just straight rows (you know, with increases and decreases and stuff). A perfect first hat knitting project. I’m still struggling to get my gauge correct (I swatched, like a good knitter too!). This was supposed to be newborn size, but it’s more like 1 year old size. Good thing kids grow.

Aviatrix Hat

I love that this button finally found a home. I only had one and I love it dearly (I know, I love a button?) and it has found it’s destiny.

Aviatrix Hat - Button Detail

I whipped up this fun Capucine hat after seeing it on a friend’s blog; it’s a very quick knit with the bulky yarn and all. It was the perfect gift for a friend that has a small obsession with hats (that may be an understatement). And my first hat to knit in the round. Turns out the magic loop technique is awesome. No more double pointed needles for me!

Capucine Hat

Instead of going with smallish tassels on the earflaps and a pom pom, I decided to go just for the epic, gigantic pom pom. I think it works.

Capucine Hat

Next up, finishing the Downtown KAL and starting my first pair of socks.

 

4 Comments can’t stop knitting

  1. kristen January 29, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    I am obsessed with all of this knitting!! You are so talented!!! I can’t wait to see what all you do!

    Reply
  2. elliek January 30, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Ok this totally makes me want to learn how to knit!

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  3. Lindsey February 12, 2013 at 9:49 am

    LOVED the hat – thanks so much! The fish button totally makes it :). Such a fun & sweet gift…burp cloths are already in the hospital bag! Miss getting to see you!

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    1. Elizabeth February 12, 2013 at 12:02 pm

      I missed getting to see you too! And I’m so glad you like the hat!

      Reply

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