Because our friends had recently moved into a new house, it occurred to me that some doilies might make a nice little housewarming gift for my girlfriend. I decided to give her the autumn colored Summer Splendor I made a few weeks ago, and I got busy making two more.
I made another Winter's Breath Doily, this time in a gray color of Artiste thread called Coin:
I know it pretty much looks white in a photograph, but it's actually a nice shade of gray.
The outer edge looks darker than the center, but it's all the same color (called Jam) of Artiste thread.
The doilies were a hit, and I can't believe I haven't tired of making them. So stay tuned!
Doilies may have to get in line, though because wanting to make some hats for a hat/scarf drive coming up in early October, I'm finally getting a little more focused on that. This year, I'm adding knitted hats to my crocheted ones.
First, a crocheted one - called Stepping Texture:
This is an easy pattern that can be made to fit any size head and with any size yarn as long as one starts the body with a stitch count that is a multiple of 5. I made several of these last year and I'm happy to say it's a pretty enjoyable pattern.
As far as knitting goes... while I'm eyeing some colorwork patterns, at the moment I'm still practicing knitting in the round by making simple stockinette-stitched hats, but playing around with different yarns:
While I love the Sweet Roll yarn, I did begin to get tired of gray, so I went digging for something brighter. This lone skein of Willow Wash yarn in the colorway, Cherry Heather fit the bill:
Pom poms will be added to some of my hats later. Or not. I'll figure that out after I've made more and if I decide to crown any with poms, I will do it assembly line style.
And that's all from me this week. To see what other YOPpers are up to, visit our group on Ravelry.