A few weeks ago, I knit some hats for my friends two sons. Now that she has them, I can post pictures :) They are both the Thorpe pattern, done in London Tweed. They are nice and soft :) Levi is modeling the blue hat.
For myself, I made the Unoriginal hat and Bellas mitts. I had to make some mods to the mitts so that they have flip tops. This makes it so much easier than taking off the whole mitt as they are so long. I added all the details on Ravelry. If you are a knitter reading this and are NOT on Ravelry, please go now and sign up. You will thank me :) Oh, and both hat and mitts are made using Araucania Magallanes in the Andean Sunset colorway :)
Last, but definitely not least, a friend of mine, girlymom, and I are working our way through the Knitters Almanac together. Along the way, we have done some other knit alongs. She is amazing with socks, so we have done a few pairs together. It is not my forte, so I need lots of advice and guidance and she is always there for me :) Last week, I finished my Lakeside socks. Well, they are stockings, really. I used Elanns Sock It To Me in the Rose Wine colorway. They fit amazingly well (I have been schooled well in this department!) and I love them! The lace was fun, but when I had finished, I noticed I had made a few mistakes in the smaller lace sections. I am not ripping it out now, that is for sure and I don't think it is too noticeable. Tomorrow, on the Knotions blog, you will see some pics of my socks :) I feel very honoured. I got this pattern from Knotions, btw...
A new goal of mine is to tag my posts properly and add links to all my patterns and yarns, so bear with me. My time is so limited and I would rather be knitting, but I know that I always find it helpful when searing other peoples blogs :)