I didn’t even want to tell you the name of the pattern because I hate puns just that much, but it didn’t seem fair to the designer. Plus, it wouldn’t be consistent with my usual style of post, which would drive me nuts.
More nuts than a pun? I couldn’t decide with certainty. Provisionally, yes, so I have told you the name.
I found it difficult to get a good photo. Here are my two best efforts, one lit by a lamp, and one lit by the sun:
The pattern was well-written, the result is exactly as advertised, and I hate the fit. I can kind of make it look okay if I turn the front up and wear it a bit like a cloche. And, yes, I know it’s a men’s hat, which may well be why it doesn’t fit my non-man-sized head, but I didn’t originally make it for myself so I’m doing the best I can with what I’ve got. None of the men in the house wanted it, you see. It’s not a bad hat, just not their style.
Anyway, there it is, and it’s done in Madelinetosh Tosh DK. The shade is Thunderstorm.
Here is my first attempt at Junko Okamoto’s Teru pattern. I finished it some time ago, and I’ve worn it a bunch. It’s massive and cozy, and, I think, beautiful.
It was my first attempt at color work, as well. I think it went alright.
Truly, it’s difficult to overstate the largeness of this garment. It could be a dress. In the cold of winter, it is such a wonderful sweater to own. Highly recommend.
Yet another 3Min. dress. Perhaps you’re wondering if I intend to turn every bit of fabric I own into one. I wonder that, too. I’ve done, um, six? I think? They’re just the easiest thing to grab and wear.
I finished knitting these mitts just before the end of the year. They’re the Spring Bloom Mitts designed by Rachel Atkinson for Loop London. It’s a free pattern, if you want to try: link
They didn’t take long to make. Mitts are are always good for quick gratification.
The yarn is Malabrigo Rios in Azul Profundo. I had it left over from another project. These took less than a skein. Rios is one of those nice, soft wools that feels almost cottony. It reminds me of Madelinetosh Tosh DK. I’d say the weight is between Tosh DK and Vintage.