January Knitting

You have likely completely forgotten this, but one of my New Year’s resolutions was to get crafty. Last year I managed to complete 8 knitting projects. I was determined to do better this year.

So far things are going well. In the month of January I completed two projects. The Fern Glade hat, which I knit using some leftover Green Mountain Spinnery cotton comfort yarn. I enjoyed it, and I’m happy with the finished project, although I am forced to admit that given the size of my head I should have gone with the large.

Fern glade beret

I also used some very old yarn, made of recycled sari silk, to make a simple garter stitch scarf. I think it’s gorgeous, and so does Hannah. Even the cat loves it, she’s curled up on it sleeping right now.

Hannah models the silk scarf

My next project is the Amused sweater, and I’ve splurged on some rather lovely angora / merino blend to knit it in. So far I’m enjoying the project just because of the gorgeous yarn. I just went and checked, and it’s Aslan Trends Guanaco, in “Blue Jeans”.

You can keep up with all of my latest craft projects on flickr.

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  1. Gorgeous! How was the yard recycled from a sari? Did you pick out the threads?

  2. I didn’t personally recycle the sari silk, you buy it this way. It looks like long, thin strips of fabric are twisted together somehow. I did find that it was more easily broken than ordinary yarn, particularly near a ‘join’.

  3. LOVE the fern green hat! 🙂 SO cute!

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