Saturday, June 13, 2015

Stash Dash Update

I've finished three things since I last blogged. First up is my Hitch Hiker. 

My god but I loved knitting this. It's a viral knit with thousands of them showing up on Ravelry. I totally get the appeal of this knit. And the gradient yarn I used - amazing!! This was my first hitchhiker but it won't be my last. I gave this darling scarf away to a young lady who worked with me but has now moved on to better things. I will likely knit one for myself next time.  

This hat is called Cuba Street. It's a great little design. I enjoyed knitting this too. I couldn't wait to see how the next colour looked against the others. Because of this - it was a very quick knit. The yarn is Knit Picks wool of the Andes sport weight. I've got plenty of yarn to make about four more of them. I'm not sure if I like the pattern that well but you never know. 

There are some patterns out there that I've made time and time gain. One is the Afterthought Heel socks. 

I've made this pattern eight or nine times I'm sure. And I'll make it again because when you have yarn that looks like this - you need a real simple pattern to let the yarn shine. 

This yarn is White Birch Fiber arts Merino/Nylon in the colourway called "Purple Haze". It's gorgeous. And the best thing about finishing up a pair of socks? I get to cast on for another pair!!