This is what I knit
Miss Crayola Creepy 2:30 AM Completed project
It's a bummer that I actually enjoy knitting beanies, but since I rarely wear them I don't want to focus on making them too often (more on this later). I treated myself to some Hedgehog Fibres Aran yarn in the color "birthday cake" and decided to get wild and make a beanie. It's soft and squishy and I get what the buzz is all about for Hedgehog now. Their colorways are obviously very beautiful, but now I can officially say the quality is 👍 too. So, yeah, I think the hype is justified.
The hat pattern is the Rosebud by Jared Flood. I've made it before, I like it, and I made no other modifications other than omitting almost all the purling which changes the whole look and the texture hahahha. I think I prefer it in stockinette and it was way faster that way too, I'm a slow purler. "Slow Purler" should be a band name haha.
Sock knitting has been my jam (code for "addiction") for the last couple of years now, but I had yet to use a self striping yarn. Nomadic Yarns sells a lot of beautiful color combinations with fun names. I am a sucker for yarn names based on things I am into. A "Molly Weasley" named yarn? SOLD. You'll see the Molly socks when I knit them, but right now I'm showing off the Practical Magick colorway. Oh, a Halloween themed yarn? SOLD.
I knew that knitting the heel the way I normally do would interrupt the stripe pattern and would make it look ugly around my ankle, so I decided it was time to do a different type of heel, an afterthought heel. Oh, and I also decided to not follow a pattern and just free styled everything. You can read my Ravelry notes to see exactly what I did. Everything went well until that afterthought heel. Ewww, the gaps along the sides were so bad! I should have taken a photo to share, but you guys would have thrown up. That said, do you guys have any tips for omitting those disgusting gaps? I did pick up an extra stitch on each side, but that didn't seem to do the trick. Oh well, I'll just do better next time.
What have you guys been knitting?