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What I Made This Week: Knit Edition

More finished objects from last month:

sweet jazz
Sweet Jazz, a crescent-shaped shawl pattern by Samantha Roshak. This was my vacation knitting, and it was a perfect project for sitting in front of the tv watching home buying shows on HGTV. That is to say, interminably long rows of stockinette. But I love the end result. Mr Apparently bought the yarn (Koigu PPM) for me on the day our cat died, so between that and the lovely vacation, this shawl is full of memories.

beehive hat

Beehive Hat, a reversible hat pattern by Linda Romens. I had partial skeins of Manos del Uruguay from two different projects and they worked together perfectly in this pattern. I ran out of the blue with only a few yards to go, and Apparently Jr and I agreed to frog the baby sweater I’d used the yarn for originally. (It was pretty dirty and not nearly as sentimental as others I’ve made. Believe me, we have other baby sweaters that are keepers.) Ripping out an entire sweater was oddly exciting, and Apparently Jr pretended he was the bird from No Roses for Harry.

elfin hat

Elfin Hat, pattern by Amanda at Zhinka Dinka Doo. For a sweet little boy we know.

emma's star

Mr. Apparently surprised me with a copy of Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders: 101 Patterns That Go Way Beyond Socks! and the first pattern that jumped out at me was Emma’s Star, a beret pattern by Jennifer Chase-Rappaport. I loved knitting this, except for the first five minutes, which were incredibly fiddly. But I did like starting in the center and working outwards. I purchased the gorgeous superwash merino from Black Sheep DyeWorks on Etsy.

This hat looks gorgeous on a table and kind of ridiculous on my head.

Now, the craziest thing of all is this: when I drafted this post late Thursday night, I looked up the names of the pattern designers to list them above.¬†On Friday morning I was reading my Facebook feed and noticed that a Jennifer Chase-Rappaport had commented on one of my friend’s posts. A little research proved that she was indeed the same…and it turns out, a lovely person! You should knit her stuff.

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