First up is the adorable Ribbons Hat, which I made for the prettiest little girl I know, Miss Quinn.
The ribbons just make this hat so much fun! The pattern is from Susan B. Anderson's Itty-Bitty Hats book, which has become my go-to book for special hats for special little ones. The yarn is Rowan RYC Cashsoft Baby DK -- Miss Quinn got her first taste of cashmere!
You may remember the few pairs of chunky gauntlets I made for Christmas gifts, including this vibrant multi-color pair, as modeled by the happy recipient, Cyd. She purchased a couple of different pairs of bright colored gloves to wear under them during the deep freeze. I love this look!
After posting some pictures of the same chunky gauntlets on Facebook, I received a special order for another pair. I happily obliged, as they are fun to make and whip up really fast (literally while watching your favorite evening TV shows)!
The recipient was extremely happy and sent me this picture of herself wearing them while working. I still have some more of this soft chunky wool in my stash, so expect more pairs in the future.
My Mom asked for a pair of fingerless mitts, which I've been working on for her. The first one was way to tight, and was ripped out just after getting the thumb gusset done. I went up a needle size and got this...
It's a bit snug and I'm not sure Mom will love the fit, so I've cast on the second one with an extra 4 stitches. I'll finish off both pairs and let her choose the right fit. Yarn is Berroco Vintage and the pattern is Malabrigo Hand Thingies (free on Ravelry).
I just cast on my first Honeycowl in Cascade Eco Duo (O.M.Geeee. if you have not fondled this yarn yet, you must... it is the one yarn I make sure to pet each day I work at the yarn shop!), however the only photo I seemed to have snapped thus far is of it inside my new project bag from Star Knits (find her shop on Etsy)...
Isn't it perfect?!?! I adore this bag so much! It's her standard WIP bag and includes 2 pockets inside. While I have loads of project bags like this, I've never had one with pockets inside -- genius! It's also a tad taller than most of the other bags I have in this style.
Enjoy the rest of your Friday and Happy Weekend!