In which I show off a few WIPs and FOs*
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If you follow me on Instagram (I’m there as “sayitrahshay”; not following, click this shameless self promo link to my page to follow!) you can get a look at all of the WIPs and finished yarnthings. This year I did not make any bold declarations of holiday crafting. My yarn room is a mess and I have not made time to clean it up yet. Looking at all of the yarn on the floor is actually quite daunting so I have been blindly grabbing a yarn and seeing if i can make a go of it.
Working with Chunky Knits
Remember that sweater I was making? Yeah…I frogged it. I made a mistake on one row when I was adding yarn and just gave up. The yarn, Classic Elite Toboggan, has been reworked into a cowl, hat and fingerless gloves and I just love this set!
The cowl is made up of alternating blocks of knits and purls and is really stretchy so I can wrap it two or three times. It’s very warm and I am just in lust with it!
It was made for The Bee who decided that she really didn’t want it. (Of course teen logic dictates that since I am enjoying it she has been making, “Oh Mom! That looks warm and cozy” noises…grrr!)
To create the fingerless gloves, I followed a pattern from Melanie Porter’s Big Needle Knits: 35 Projects to Knit Using Super-sized Needles. Cables, y’all!
Attempting cables and fingerless mitts from Melanie Porter’s Big Needle Knits. #yearofmaking #knit #knitting #chunkyyarn A photo posted by Rachee Fagg (@sayitrahshay) on
Cables were not as scary as I thought they would be but I would like to work on them more. I felt like they were twisted and did not stand out. I used an ink pen in leiu of Cable Needles, which I have been told that I don’t need, but of course, really want.
The hat is similar to this one The Bee is modeling. I made mine without the button in an effort to keep the set all the same. This hat was created from this pattern by Julie Weisenberg
Ooh Mom! This is my new favorite hat. Which is why I should stop asking her to model. #yearofmaking #bulkyyarn #knithat #knit A photo posted by Rachee Fagg (@sayitrahshay) on