Hermione Hearts Ron!

Nerd alert: a bit of Harry Potter talk ahead!

When I read this article about Hermione and Ron from Harry Potter a couple weeks ago, I got super frustrated and upset. I knew I had to do something about my feelings and crafting seemed like the perfect outlet. I thought about it for a few minutes and then realized that there was just the pattern for me… Hermione Hearts Ron! I was lucky to find some sport weight wool already in my stash and I cast on right away. This hat knitted up in just a couple of days and now I can wear my subtle Ron and Hermione pride all winter long. 

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Yarn: Cascade 220 Sport Pattern: Hermione Hearts Ron Ravelry Project Page: Hermione Hearts Ron!

 

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Playing Wolf

I recently finished a coat for my little dog, Laser.

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(pattern is A wolf in sheep’s clothing by Kate Davies, yarn is Knit Picks Palette, rav project page is here)

He didn’t cooperate too well with photos outside because there was fluffy SNOW and new SMELLS!

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It features a button closure with a couple modifications– I’ve had to move the buttons once already because the yarn stretched out a bit during wearing.

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Teeny leg holes have the same gradient rib that I worked on the edgings of the coat.

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A few extra rams grace the back as my boy is strangely long for a Lhasa Apso; there was a whole lot of ribbed edging as a consequence!

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All in all, I had a load of fun knitting Laser’s coat and I love how it turned out. He’s warm and I’m happy. I was able to use up quite a bit of yarn, so my Palette stash is (finally!) dwindling. 🙂

 

The Beginning of Festivities

A bit late in posting, but I’ve finished my own Snawheid. Not in time for the turkey trot on Thanksgiving, but it wasn’t too much later.

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(pattern is Snawheid by Kate Davies, yarn is Jamieson & Smith)

I have been wearing it on my daily walks, it’s perfectly warm! The pattern was a delight, quick and fun. I’m really trying not to knit several more…

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Christmas is coming quickly and I’m looking forward to wearing it around as I finish up last-minute shopping and attend get-togethers.

Getting Ready

Tomorrow is the annual Turkey Trot, which I’ll be participating in for the first time. We’re to walk a three-mile loop on Thanksgiving morning before heading off to the festivities. I’m currently knitting a new holiday hat and hoping to have it done by tomorrow to warm my heid whilst walking.

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(pattern is Snawheid by Kate Davies, yarn is Jamieson & Smith Natural Shetland and 2ply jumper weight)

Isn’t it delightfully festive? I absolutely love the wee snowflakes parading their way ’round the hat. I went on a stash dive and came up with these two colours, which I feel go together quite well. 

My Ishbel was finished a few days ago, though due to lack of yarn I had to refrain from knitting the edging. But I’m consoling myself with the fact that I’m sure this won’t be my last Ishbel.

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End & Start

 

Having just finished up the knitting on my mum’s wwwww #1 (rav link), I’ve cast on something new. I have wanted to knit an Ishbel for quite a while and I’m glad it fit into my November knitting! It’s a size small, knit in my own handspun/handdyed yarn. The finished shawl may be overdyed, though I’m not sure yet. The green hasn’t had enough time to grow on me. If I do overdye it, I’m leaning towards a teal colour.

A Little Gift

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(pattern is wwwww #1 by Kate Davies, yarn is KnitPicks Palette in black, lipstick, silver, and oyster heather)

 

I am knitting away on a ear-warmer as part of my mum’s Christmas present. She’s been eyeing mine and making little hints about how much she likes it, so I’ve decided to knit one for her. It’s a delightful little pattern and I’m very pleased to be knitting one again so soon. I do love a good piece of colourwork!