I bet you thought I forgot about this one... well, I kind of did. It's late, but lest they slip away into the purgatory of unbloggedness, here's the rest of the roundup of 2011 (non-holiday) knits. It was a fun year!
Here's a pebble vest that I love but Owen hardly wears... oh well. I do think it's a pattern that looks better on babies than big kids, it turns out. Boxy. I used the Wool-Ease Chunky from this purchase . It's cheap and washable and fine to knit with but I know from Elliott's sweater that it ends up pilling pretty quickly. So I don't know that I'll use it again.
Worn slightly more willingly are these fingerless mitts--they make a good layer over the dinky thin storebought gloves we have a million of, though the mild winter meant that most days the kids went without altogether. Like the red mittens, I knit these without a pattern but had the Morehouse Farm Merino Knits instructions in the back of my head. The yarn is Berocco Jasper, the Ocean Kelp colorway. This one I loved--it was on closeout at our LYS and I wish I'd gotten more. It would make a lovely kids' pullover sweater, I think.
Hard to believe I never wrote about this hat, but I can't find a post for it so I must not have. Besides the Noro loop, it's the only knit I've made specifically for myself, and I wear it all the time (note to self: stop making things for fickle children and add a few items to your own pile, already). It's the Dimple Hat pattern from Purl Soho. I was running low on yarn (Sublime's Cashmere Merino Silk Aran, squishy and wonderful) so I ended up cutting out a dimple's worth of rows, and I wish I hadn't--it rides up and doesn't cover my ears quite how I'd like. But I think it looks alright and I wear it anyhow. The stitch pattern here was super fun and I can see myself making this again in the future, perhaps.
Well! I *think* that does it, more or less. Of late, I have been slowly working away at a Big Knit for myself--I am at a crucial and unfamiliar interchange in the construction, so of course I have set it aside in fear. But maybe getting this post up will be a good motivator. Right. Or maybe reminds me of the big basket of yarns calling my name from our back room--maybe another quick knit is in store--anyone have any favorite patterns for spring?