Whenever it’s a rainy gloomy day outside, just like it is today, I daydream about curling up on the couch, snuggling up in a quilt, and knitting away. Do you?
Stovetop by Tin Can Knits, the hat pattern you see above, is halfway finished on my needles now. I’m making it with Manos del Uruguay Maxima, a worsted merino in a beautiful blue called Larkspur. This pattern is just one in a bunch of new patterns that I’ve recently added to the Home Made shop. I’ll show you a few of the others. . .
The Child’s Classic Raglan pattern from Jane Richmond Designs is a terrific first sweater project for the advanced beginner. Why NOT tackle a sweater?! A child’s sweater makes for a very manageable project that’ll warm you up for knitting yourself one.
The pattern sizing allows for you to knit this sweater for ages 2-10, which already has me thinking about grabbing some Berroco Vintage or Spud & Chloe Sweater yarn and casting on. Because the holidays are fast approaching and I’ve got two nephews that would look quite dapper in this sweater. (:
And, since we’re already talking about holiday gifting, I bet your best gal pal would LOVE a pair of these Savannah Boot Liners. Though, this may be a project where you knit one set for a gift and then another set for yourself. Or just a set for yourself.
I love that these boot liners can be made for either short or tall boots. Knit with a DK weight yarn, I’m dreaming up a pair in my mind in SweetGeorgia Yarn’s Superwash DK. Yummmmmm.
If you’re in the market for some baby project inspiration, this Creme Brûlée Stocking Cap and Baby Tee by Tot Toppers is pretty irresistible and available for sizes preemie up to age 4.
Of course, you could choose any color scheme but I’m pretty fond of the idea of knitting this hat and/or tee in some festive red and green! I’d choose Spud & Chloe Fine yarn for this baby set. Do you have a little elf you’d knit this for?
And, Jane Richmond’s book Island offers a collection of knitting patterns inspired by her life on Vancouver Island. Filled with gorgeous photography and five knitting patterns — a modern toque, a structural cowl, a fresh raglan cardigan, straightforward fingerless mitts, and an airy scarf — this book has tons of inspiration for you. And, if you don’t have time to knit a gift for a fellow knitter friend, you could just give her/him this book instead! See how you can just let yourself off the hook like that? It works out just fine. (:
So, stop on over to the Home Made shop. We’ll help you find the right pattern to get you excited about knitting your next project so you can curl up on the couch with your quilt on the next rainy gloomy day and knit away.
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