Sunday, January 2, 2022

Happy 2022

Happy New Year!  Today is Kathy's Quilts first Slow Sunday Stitching of 2022.  A purplish variegated yarn from Japan was found in my stash which is enough for knitted hat/beanie. All wool and a delight to to knit. Unfortunately, no longer available.  It's my first hat and it is coming along nicely yet some trepidation when I have to switch to double-pointed needles for the crown.  

On my last post, I was knitting a cowl with a crocheted flower. Here it is all finished.  Thank goodness for wrinkle remover/cover-up in photo-editing software (wink). 

Despite it being officially winter in North America, I still have color in my yard.  Evidently, it's a bumper year for winterberries. The bushes have huge clumps. It would be nice to have a few branches cut for decoration in the house, however, I choose to leave them outside for the birds as winter food.

May you have a good week and a year of happy stitching!




The Cozy Quilter said...

Such pretty yarn you are using for the hat. I recommend bamboo double pointed needles for making the crown of the hat. The yarn does not slide off them so easily when you are working with the other needles. Your cowel is lovely, I don’t see any skin wrinkles at all.

CathieJ said...

That cowl is beautiful. I love the yarn you are using in the hat. I also recommend bamboo double pointed needles. I have only used them when making hats. You will get the hang of it.

Karrin Hurd said...

The cowl and hat are beautiful! Hope you have a great week!

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

Such pretty fibers . You did a beautiful job on the cowl and hat. They look quite warm and cozy and I adore the little flower. The winterberries are so pretty especially with the snow. Have a great week.

Ivani said...

Your cowl is beautiful!
So kind of you choosing to leave the winterberries outside for the birds.
Happy Slow Sunday Stitching! Happy New Year!!

Karla (ThreadBndr) said...

I second the idea of wood or bamboo DPNs for your hat crown. They are perfect for things like the tops of hats and thumbs on mittens where you end up with just one or two stitches that tend to slip right off of metallic needles.