If you haven’t knit one of these yet, then find yourself a baby & give it a go!
The other baby project was a very quick, very cute hat. The pattern came from Yarn magazine – an Australian publication- but it is available in a new book by Amanda Keeys called Baby Beanies: Happy Hats to Knit for Little Heads.
The Loopy Pixie hat – so cute. And the best bit is it knits up quickly in worsted weight.
This is another pattern that I would recommend and looking at some of the other projects from the book, I think this would be a nice collection of hat patterns to have.
The third finished project was not knitted. It was a scarf I wove on my rigid heddle loom.
I had the 12″ knitters loom previously (which was sold to fund other equipment) but found I missed having the loom. I also realised that the 12″ was restrictive so I started looking at 24″ looms. The knitters loom has a higher price tag than other rigid heddle looms, I guess that’s because it has the advantage of being able to be folded in half (with work in progress) making it portable. However, as I wasn’t interested in portability & my only requirements were the size (24″) and the type (rigid heddle) of loom I was able to afford to buy another loom from Ashford. I’m really happy with this loom and have some ideas I want to try out on it. The larger size is great, although I haven’t warped the full width yet. I wouldn’t like to go wider as passing the shuttle along the width of this one needed a bit more care & attention than with the 12″ – just to make sure all the warp threads were in the correct position & that I wasn’t getting caught on any on the way through.
I also need to practise more on making my selvedges neater.
So now that the latest woven scarf is off the loom (blocked & ready for the post office this afternoon) I need to decide on my next weaving project & get warping!