Sunday, January 22, 2012

That White Stuff

Looks like somebody in my building was happy about the snow this weekend. We really haven't had much since the two feet on Halloween weekend. And I'm not complaining!

It was snowy, and it was cold ... zero F when I woke up this morning. But my head was nice and warm while I did the day's errands, thanks to this FO:

Bosc Hat_1
Pattern: Bosc Hat by Robin Ulrich
Yarn: Patons Classic Wool, natural mix
Needles: US5 and US7

Snicks and Bosc Hat
Bosc is a roomy beret in two sizes. The pattern is clearly written and easy to follow. If you like the lace stitch pattern, you might be excited to know there's also a matching, really elegant scarf.

I was a busy bee this weekend knitting swatches for a couple of new spring designs (more on them another time). I also worked a little on Rebecca Ringquist's 2010 Stitch Dictionary sampler:

Stitch Dictionary Sampler in Progress

French Knots on a January Day

This one has some new-to-me stitches: couching, coral knots, Algerian Eye, bullion knots.

Detail (Couching) Stitch Dictionary Sampler

Let the white stuff fall.  On my sampler, I'm dreaming of the bright colors of summer.


KnitNana said...

Love that hat!!

Batty said...

Beautiful knitting, but the sampler is simply blowing me away. It's incredible. I'm in awe.

Jenny said...

Pretty hat, pretty cat! And I love the message in your backyard.

KPiep said...

Lovely hat! I'm in a hat and mittens sort of knitting mood lately, and once the kids are taken care of I fully intend to move on to myself...and I'm going to check out that pattern!

I've got to get back to work on my embroidery. I have two of her samplers, and I am anxious to get started on them! Thanks again for introducing me to such a wonderful designer!

Jody said...

Absolutely FABULOUS sampler! And your beret is wonderful too!

owlmazingmakes said...

The hat is beautiful! We need warm woolen things right now! I love the sampler too, I wish I could do that. I would hang it on my wall!

stringplay said...

You and Snickers both look great.

the greenhorn knitter said...

The embroidery is stunning!