Wow, has it really been 3 months since my last “what I’ve made recently” update? Guess the holidays and new job really made the time fly o.O
A hazy blue poet pullover. My fourth sweater and first one to venture into the sort of shaping I’d like to do more of. Bishop sleeves and a bit of a stand to the collar also make me happy. I might do a summer-weight version of this one of these days as well — it’s a versatile and wearable pattern base for all sorts of sleeve variations.
A slouchy white alpaca winter hat with smocked headband. The pattern shows up so prettily in the light color. I definitely want to work some smocking into my next sweater as well.
A slouchy black alpaca winter hat in mini-cables. This pattern on this one didn’t turn out as visible as I had hoped. Partly because of the dark color and partly as a result of my tendency to knit loosely, I’m guessing.
A reversible, personalized cotton superhero cloak for my friend’s little boy! This was done as a Christmas present, actually. I did it in black and red because I figured sometimes you want to play the hero, sometimes you want to play the villain. Afterwards, I noticed that most other people were making them in red and blue. So maybe I was the only one who wanted to also play a villain as a kid? I dunno. Either way, black is flattering and useful for many things, so I can’t see any wrong in it.
And finally, a poofy princess skirt for the same friend’s lovely little girl. I know I always wanted one of these as a kid. Heck, I’dve probably worn the skirt *with* the cloak, so she’ll get one of those this year as well.