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Thursday, November 18, 2010

It is finished

And it's only, um, five months late.

My brother got married in June and moved into a lovely new home. I just couldn't buy him dishes, you know? It's my brother! But with so many babies coming into my life, I was really behind on gift knitting, so I didn't even start this until after the wedding.

Since my brother's tastes are pretty conservative, I knew I'd have to table any crazy crochet patterns or zig-zags. I settled on the Moderne Log Cabin in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes, basing the colors on the sofas and pillows in their home. But garter stitch? Wow, that s*** takes forever!

So I'm dropping it in the mail today - a little later than I wanted, but well within a year! I imagine then wrapping themselves in it while watching the Steelers, or spreading it on the floor as they sit in front of their fireplace.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Just a cozy cap

So I've had the Super Cupcake pattern for some time now. I even finished the cowl, wear it all the dang time and, somehow, managed not to ever photograph it. But after Rhinebeck, where I spotted a few delightful Super Cupcakes in person, I decided to make the hat myself.

This is quick and easy and fun. I must admit that I just wanted to make it right away, and I wanted it to be fire engine red, so I bought some Patons during our Joann Fabrics run after Rhinebeck. (Look, there's only one Joann's in New York City, and it's out in Staten Island. So if I'm in the 'burbs and near one, I go. Also picked up a few foam wreaths!)

I think this is my new go-to winter cap.