October 30, 2020
October is going by fast! Halloween is almost here!
I knit some hats in October. First, I knit the Gluma beanie (free pattern) with some sock yarn scraps:
The Gluma beanie is always a fun knit.
Next, I knit the Belle Fille pattern (free pattern) out of some mystery yarn on a cone:
Belle Fille is a fabulous hat pattern I can see knitting this many more times in the future. However, the yarn I chose to knit this one is too thin (it's a heavy fingering/light sportweight) and I think it is mostly acrylic or something. It's a great yarn for cowls and shawls, but not for hats.
Then I knit the Intersectionality hat out of leftover mohair blend:
It's nice. The pattern gets lost in the many colors.
Finally, I knit a Helicopter Hat from scraps. The Helicopter Hat is so mindless ... good TV knitting.
I also knit a pair of mittens from scraps:
I am going through all of my scraps!!!
I also finished Sweater #6, the Soundtrack Pullover by Marie Greene. This was supposed to be the 4-day knitalong sweater started back in July, but I didn't start it til mid-September and I finished it on October 15, so it took me a whole month to knit it despite being worsted weight and mostly stockinette. I knit other things while I was knitting it, but .... it just took me awhile. I got bored with it after the fun part was done in the yoke. But! I love wearing it! And it came out looking good!
The pattern is Soundtrack Pullover by Marie Greene, and I used Swans Island Natural Colors worsted, 100% merino wool, 250 yards in 100g, color Teal for the main color, and Done Roving Kidding Ewe, worsted weight, 300 yards per 100g, 55% mohair 45% wool, color Neon Mayhem for the contrast color.
I am very pleased with my Soundtrack ❤️.
Right now I am currently knitting two shawls, one out of the same tan yarn on that blasted cone (and the cone still won't be finished dagnabit!), and one out of a fabulous new-to-me merino and angora fingering weight yarn with a tiny bit of 100% cashmere fingering for contrast. I love both these shawls and I can't wait to show them to you!