Thursday, January 24, 2013

Love of the Loveless

It's pretty fun, this time around, posting things on Ravelry and on the blog--it gives me a bit of a sense as to which patterns are going to be beloved and which, er, aren't.  And I'm not very good at predicting it at all!  These two patterns have been on Ravelry for a bit, and they are some of my favorites, and they are getting no kinda love.

Part of the problem, I think, is that my photography skills are, ahem, a bit lacking, because seriously, y'all, this Elfin Hat looked so freaking cute on Miss Willow I didn't think I was ever going to be able to make myself take it off her and ship it off to be photographed properly.

It's worked in Manos Del Uruguay Cornucopia, and the earflaps are essentially leaf stems that grow and grow up into the hat itself, and then they taper off at the top into a little pointy top.  I know this hat, being super whimsical and all, is totally outside of my usually pretty traditional and modern designs, but I looooove this hat.  It's my nod to Tiny Owl Knits, and as soon as I have time, I'm making Willow one of her very own.

Similarly unloved is this Russell Sweater, which I admit looks like a big drapey nothing there on the hanger.  But if I owned this sweater, I would wear it every day.  It's a simple, long-waisted hooded raglan, with a front pocket, and i-cord edging.  But I love the neckline.  That button has been switched out for a toggle, which works better.

It's knit in supersoft and washable Berrocco Vintage Chunky, and I love how three-dimensional it is.  And when I have time, I'm making this one for me.

1 comment:

Bethany Trimble said...

Aww, I love them and promise to make a hat as soon as I finish the one I'm doing for my babe right now! I love the sweater too, but rarely make anything with chunky yarn...although I did cave and used chunky to make him your baby cozy pattern for Christmas!