Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013!

I had a lovely christmas break. I ate a lot. I some work done. I made hats. All the hats. I suppose these are officially the  last knitting projects of 2012.

Nordic Lace hat

This is the Nordic Lace hat as designed by Faye from Buttons and Beeswax. It’s a delightful hat, but I decided to make it way slouchier than the original by knocking the needle size up a bit. Surprisingly enough it turned out a bit loose! But it’s ok. The nice thing about the tubular ribbing cast-on, which I use constantly, is that you can easily thread elastic through it.

And then having plenty of leftover yarn from the Acer Cardigan, I made an Acer-inspired hat. Now it looks simple, but I assure you, I decreased those cables at the top like a boss. I just couldn’t get a good picture! It’s rather fuzzy yarn and I suspect something else would show it off a little better. Still, not bad for basically winging it I think.

Hat

Did you know? I have the kind of marvellous boyfriend who picks me up wool when he’s out doing the Christmas shopping. Two balls of Debbie Bliss Rialto Chunky no less! <3

It clearly needed using, so I knocked up a beanie using the Ringwood stitch, which is stockinette stitch, with 1×1 ribbing on every 3rd row/round. I love the effect. I think this is actually my favourite hat out of the three. It’s very solid and warm because I used slightly smaller needles than recommended. I like it so much I put in some extra effort into the pictures (which means I put make up  on). Here I am working the sexy lumberjack look. Sort of.

Rialto Beanie

Does Christmas bring out any bursts of activity in you? Or are you too busy eating and drinking? Hats off to anyone who’s managed all three at the same time!

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6 responses to “Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013!

  1. I always seem to go knitting mad on the run up to and throughout the festive period! Each year I say I will try to space it out over the year and generally I fail! This year it’s been hats, socks and scarves! I just came across your blog, look forward to your future posts and I love your blog title! Yvonne.

  2. I’ve *definitely* been knitting more lately, but I think it’s been more due to Winter Break than holiday spirit. It’s going to kill me to go back to work tomorrow. ;-)

  3. Love the sexy lumberjack look! The hats are all darling, but I like the Nordic Lace the best. Maybe because I look terrible in beanies!

  4. caityrosey

    I never thought of “sexy lumberjack” as a look. But now…I can see it :-) Seems like a practical choice for Halloween in the Midwest, where we often have snow on the ground by the end of October.

  5. Aw thanks for linking to my pattern. You’ve been busy again as always! I love the red beanie :)

    ps the lippy really suits you!

  6. Just found your blog via Rav and added to my blogroll…been looking for some local ones from interesting looking peeps in Bristol area! Love your hats!! Off to read more :D Fiona

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