Friday, January 9, 2015

Cleaning Up

I have the last two FOs of 2014 to show you today (there is one more-my Tubularity was finished in 2014, but still needs buttons, so you'll have to wait to see it). I knit these two hats the week of Christmas, while I was on a bit of a vacation, and they are absolutely delightful. First up, we have Tidal Flats;
I knit this out of Cascade Highland Duo-because it's such a dark color and the yarn is only a single ply, I was having a difficult time figuring out what to do with it. Fortunately, I think it plays very nicely with this pattern. The only modification I did was to add a pompom-I have a weakness for them, and surprisingly I hadn't made myself a pompom hat yet. Given the length of the hat and the drape of this yarn, I think the pompom adds some nice balance to it.
Ravelry Page: Tidal Flats
Pattern: Tidal Flats, by Melissa Thomson
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Highland Duo, "Espresso"

Up next, we have Pip, out of Malabrigo Rios:
This was my first time knitting nupps, and I really enjoyed it. I made no mods to this hat whatsoever, and I'm absolutely thrilled to bits with it. I love this yarn too-as soon as I saw it in Athena Fibers, I knew it was meant to be this hat.
Ravelry Page: Pip
Pattern: Pip
Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Rios, "Piedras"

The last hat I knit was the sample for Cecily, and that hit so many different road bumps that it wasn't the most enjoyable experience. Both of these hats were very straightforward and a lot of fun to knit, and reminded me how much fun it is to start and finish a project in just a day or two.

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