i've wanted to knit wesley a hat and scarf to match his fire department uniform for quite some time, but just never found the perfect yarn...until now. when i saw this shibui merino worsted in the ink colorway, i knew i'd found it. and indeed, it matches his dark blue uniform perfectly...
the hat pattern i used is the boyfriend pattern, which i previously used to knit his brown hat. however, i knit this version exactly as the pattern was written (decreasing at 5.5 inches), rather than lengthening it to accommodate a doubled brim (like i did on his brown hat). this style looks good with his uniform and just covers the top of his ears.
and rather than a scarf to match (which was my original thought), wesley suggested i make him an easy on/easy off neckwarmer style instead - such a great idea and it works perfectly with his uniform coat! i modified the gloria cowl pattern and i really like the way it turned out. details for both the hat and neckwarmer are on my ravelry page here.
i love knitting for my man. and it makes me very happy and satisfied when he really loves, appreciates and uses the items i knit for him. i'm proud of the job he does as the deputy fire marshal of our city and it makes me even more proud to know that he'll be wearing a bit of handmade goodness while he's out there on the job. :)
whether you are celebrating a special day of thanksgiving today or not, i wish you all much happiness, joy, health and peace. i am thankful and filled with gratitude for so much, including this amazing online community of friends - much love to you all!
2 of my 'work in progress' projects this week are unfinished dolls and hats that are long overdue (which i am finishing up as we travel and which i intend to get out by the end of the month)...
the other 2 are new projects that i've only just begun working on. the first one here is a pair of socks for maya (details on ravelry here) that i'm knitting as a 'knit-along' with my austin kindergarten mamas group. i'm really loving this silky sock yarn and how it is knitting up...
the second one here is a neckwarmer i'm knitting for wesley (with a hat to match later on) to wear with his fire department uniform. i was so happy to find this shibui merino in this ink colorway, as it matches his uniform color perfectly (very dark blue). i'm improvising the pattern a bit to make it more masculine and also to fit more snuggly. details on my ravelry page here.
here is the scarf i just finished for my son for christmas (modeled by my husband in the photos below). a simple K3P3 pattern that, i think, turned out beautifully. knit in one of my favorite yarns ever - lorna's laces lion and lamb, a gorgeously soft and luxurious 50% silk/50% wool. i had two partial skeins in two different variegated blues and i just alternated them every few rows. the finished length of this scarf is 6'2" long - just perfect for my tall boy.
details on my ravelry page here. one more christmas present done. :) happy holiday knitting to everyone!
p.s. during the next few weeks, expect a lot of knitting project posts from me as i try to finish up my christmas knitting list. :)
we're getting ready for a trip down south for our thanksgiving holiday this week with family (oh yes, that means lots of knitting time!)...so today is another monday yarn update. all in beautiful autumn colors. you can see my entire yarn stash here on ravelry.