These projects represent some of the items I’ve made in 2005. In truth, they’re the only ones I kept. The rest of my time was spent crocheting items for my wedding.
Amazingly, I didn’t knit this bag for my husband. I knit this one for me, because well, I’m as much of a geek as he is. I have a large collection of dice (I’m a fan of Chessex), and needed a sizeable reticule to carry them around in.
The yarn tag is long gone, but I recall it was a random purchase at Woollcott & Co. in Harvard Square, Cambridge MA. It was one of those hand dyed confections that once you touch it you have to have it. I think it was from Peru?
The colors were reminiscent of sunsets against the contrasting white pine forests of Maine where I grew up. Delicious golds, russets, and violets. I probably did the yarn a disservice by knitting it up in this simple project, but in my defense I didn’t have but the one skein, I already had a mittens/hat set, and the training wheels are still on my needles.
This next pair is a felted ribbed scarf in Brown Sheep worsted (it’s hunter green), and a hat of my own design. The hat’s ribbing and I-cord are knit, the rest is crocheted in an hdc stitch. This is the result of me chickening out with the circular needle when it came to shaping the crown. :oops: And yes, I realize that the pom is unbelievably lame. Unfortunately I secured it really, really well. The hat yarn is Bartlettyarn 2-ply. The colors are from either their Glen Tweed or Fisherman’s lines (not the Fisherman’s Bulky).
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