Saturday, September 22, 2012

woodlet (and my love of tiny owl knits)

woodlet woodlet woodlet!!

In the past few years, I've come across this pattern without reaction.  But earlier in July, I saw the woodland hoodlet and fell in love.  Instantly.

Anyone who knows me even the littlest bit can speak to my love of tiny owl knits patterns.  My adoration of the woodland hoodlet is no different.

It took me a while to commit to making this.  I kept thinking I wouldn't get much wear out of it, or that it was one of those things I loved for its design rather than its functionality, or that I wouldn't be able to do it (prior to this project I had never done bobbles or short-rows), but I am so glad I made the plunge because I love it.

I used Eco Wool double stranded and was just shy of gauge. I was considering dying it a mustard yellow, or mayhaps turmeric, but I can't imagine it being greater than it is in this natural color.   My hood is huge.  My tassle is sassy.

I had so much leftover.  This yarn is the greatest.

Here's a hat I made for Eddie pre-KoolAid dye!

Shy of gauge 
Omitted kitchener stitch using a 3-needle bind-off

I started making more hexapuffs for the beekeeper's quilt after finally, after six months of living in San Francisco, swinging by Mendel's to get some fiber-fill.  

Up next I want to make hopsalot out of a lil Cascade 220 maybe?

And, of course, the BFF Cowl.

My real-life BFF Ashley told me about this pattern informed me that we are making this. I'm using Malabrigo Twist in either Applewood, an amazing tonal neutral, or Sunset, a vibrant orange.  I'm leaning towards Applewood as I used the amazing Superfine Merino in Sunset for the Pangolin Cowl.