I just finished the Hoot Cardigan for a friend’s new baby. She did not find out the gender of her baby before the big day, so I had to choose a pattern that would work either way, and her nursery theme is owls – so this pattern was perfect! It was a little tricky figuring out the pattern at first, but once I had a general understanding of how the owls were worked it went really smoothly.
The yarn is Tosh DK, and the buttons are Buttons by Robin on etsy. I used almost an entire skein of yarn, just a few yards left over. The baby was born just a few days ago, and he’s a boy! They named him Stanley, which I love.
I also recently finshed a cardigan I was commisioned to knit for a friend of my Mom’s to give to her granddaughter. She chose the yarn color way and the pattern. It ended up being one of the largest sweaters I have knit so far. The pattern is Girl’s All in One Cardigan on ravelry, and the yarn is Tosh DK. The buttons, as is my habit, are from Buttons by Robin.
I have been working on some Christmas knitting, and wanted to knit something special for a certain member of the family. I was browsing etsy looking at some of the exotic yarn blends and came across this beautiful skein of wool/silk/yak in a nice, rich brown.
Yes, that yarn is made from Yak! It has a subtle shine from the silk, and a nice twist. Its very soft, and I just cast on with it tonight. I am in love.