Gradient Hat – completed 6 February.
- My project page on Ravelry for the hat.
- This hat is made from my own handspun yarn – 152 chain-plied yards of merino-silk gradient. I used this circular cast-on, increased evenly around, and then just knit until the yarn was gone. It’s quite warm and I like it a lot… but it does mat my hair down. Oh well!
Merino/Tussah – completed 17 July.
- The first of my Tour de Fleece spins this year was Ashland Bay merino/tussah; I spun two ounces of each of three colours and got around 115 yards of sport-weight yarn from each of them.
- My project page on Ravelry for three mini-skeins of merino/tussah.
Purple Pansies, completed 7 August.
- My second Tour de Fleece spin was 348 yards of a merino/bamboo/nylon blend.
- My project page on Ravelry for the handspun yarn.
- This is destined to become socks some day!
Two Washcloths – completed 7 August.
Tiger, Tiger – completed 18 September.
- I bought this yarn quite some time ago and finally got to knit it into socks. Next I’ll make a second pair for Michael!
- My project page on Ravelry for the Tiger socks.
- This is just a standard 64 stitch sock with a heel flap. The white toes are Valley Yarns Huntington; the Tiger yarn is Opal, from the Rainforest collection.
Wee Sheepie – completed 18 October.
- My brother requested a small sheep to keep him company in the car.
- My project page on Ravelry for the little sheep.
- The free pattern is Sheep Etu. I used leftovers from my stash for the body and feet, and Red Heart Buttercup in white for the ‘fleece’.
Karlin’s Floppy Hat – finished 27 December.
- A quick floppy hat for a friend who usually likes bright pink things… but this time opted for a sedate gray.
- My project page on Ravelry for Karlin’s Hat.
- This is apparently the ninth time I’ve knit this free Basic Hat Pattern. It’s never let me down.