big brown blob

Not much exciting happening around here – I’m trying (although not really hard enough!) to get a bit of Christmas knitting done.

big brown blob

This is a plain vest for my grandfather, being worked up in Ultra Alpaca in a nice brown. I’m actually nearly done now, on the second upper front (the body’s knit in one piece). Then just bands and buttons to go. It should be done in time! But knitting something for my grandpa means I should probably knit something for my grandma, right? I knit her a tam a few years ago that she used a lot, so now I’m thinking of maybe knitting her a slightly fancier one. Nothing too slouchy.

Then there’s weaving to do, designing that I want to get done. I’ve got lots of ideas but somehow the energy just isn’t there! I think I’m feeling a little overwhelmed with everything that I want to get done that I just…don’t do anything. I’ve hardly knit at all this weekend! I’ve been cooking and lots of other stuff, but not really knitting. I’ve got to get back on that.

Oh, I did knit up this simple hat for the store –

earflap hat

I used Fibre Company Terra, which is one of my favourite yarns! It’s too bad the yarn comes in such a small skein though – I had to use 2 to make this hat. It was fun to do a project that turned out well and was so quick! I’ve been making a bunch of easy pattern cards with patterns like this, the simple shawl, wristwarmers, the red shrug, and so on. I’m hoping to soon put out a sheet of available patterns for wholesale, but that’s a ways off right now.


I love that colour. And the swirl!



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9 responses to “big brown blob”

  1. GinkgoKnits Avatar

    So, the hat is not a Thorpe?

  2. Keri Avatar

    That vest looks so soft and warm. I love alpaca! Good luck with your xmas knitting =)

  3. Cassy Avatar

    Good luck with your xmas knitting. I’m a slave to it right now, but my treeline cardi is calling…

  4. beth Avatar

    love the hat. if it is different than the thorpe, i want a pattern! good luck with your holiday knitting :)

  5. Julie Avatar

    Very cute hat!! A simple and elegant design.

  6. Malena Avatar

    Love that hat!

  7. Monir Avatar

    Hi. It’s very nice.
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  8. Kathleen Avatar

    In the photo of the “earflap hat” what size is this hat? My grandson is turning 2, would the child size s hat be a good size for him?

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