Though, to be fair, I'm really really fast and good at it now... :)
Pattern: Jared Flood's Scrollwork from Wool People vol. 4 (link goes to Ravelry pattern page)
Yarn: Malabrigo Rios in the adeptly named "Purple Mystery"
Needles: Both sizes 4 and 7 for the hat and the cowl, all bamboo.
Timeframe: Sept 24th, 2015-January 28th, 2016. I actually finished the hat in like two weeks, then didn't cast on for the cowl until after Christmas knitting was finished.
Mods: I only did 8 pattern repeats on the cowl, so I cast on 112 stitches instead of what the pattern called for. I like it better- it fits well under jackets, and I personally like having a cowl close to my face when it's not an infinity scarf.
Worst Part: By the time I got to knitting this hat for myself, I wasn't as psyched about doing the pattern yet again as I thought I would be.
Best Part: Finally finishing a matching winter set for myself!
(Weird lighting picture so you can see how pretty the pattern is!)
I'm really happy to
I officially only have a handful of items in my Ravelry queue now. Two toys- a Sasquatch for a new baby and a Yeti for a baby who is due in the next month- need to be finished quickly. Those are definitely at-home knits, as I don't feel like dragging a giant bag of stuffing everywhere.
Another at-home only knit is the Ivy League Vest that I would love to finish before the end of the school year. I was chugging away so well before I got distracted with other knits... oops...
Those are the only real big ones I have currently on needles... weird...
I also started a pair of handwarmers for myself as spring approaches, mostly because I don't have any travel knitting right now. I have some time in the car this weekend, so hopefully these will get a bit of mileage on them before next week.
I also really want to knit a quick Turn-a-Square hat for BF for Valentine's Day. I can usually punch one of those out fairly fast, and I think it would be a nice gesture to have a hand-made present for him while it's still winter.
I should actually cast on for that today... right when I get home, especially since spring knitting is beckoning from around the corner...
I'm excited to clear some of these projects out so I can start on others. :)