Thursday, September 11, 2014

In Threes

In remembrance of the day, I choose to give thanks.

Three things I'm grateful for today:

The loves of my life, Daniel, Noelle and Ellie.
The unconditional love of my family members.
It is palpable and gives me comfort on the hardest of days.
The love of God and the clear signs of His mercy and grace in the daily struggle.

Good things come in threes...

Speaking of which...

"In Threes" is one of the most popular patterns on Ravelry, and after knitting it I can see why.
 Truly seamless and knits up quickly in worsted weight yarn.
Do your eyes deceive you? Nope! It is baby pink acrylic. But this is Brava Worsted by knitpicks. If you're going to knit with acrylic I recommend this. It glides off the needles and is soft but not too soft. No splitting issues and great stitch definition.
This sweater was meant for my friend's 1 year old, but after knitting it
I realized it not only fit my little kid but my big kid too! Oops!
 Ellie had fun, and loves her new sweater.
rawr.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

New Pattern: Vineyard

Good evening, all!

I'm happy to share my new pattern with you: Vineyard.
The cabley goodness was inspired by the connectivity and life within vines.
Sample yarn: Universal Yarns Deluxe Worsted
Colorway: Ice Flow
(leftover from my Antrorse pullover)
 
The unique cables are surprisingly easy to work, with only a few repeats.
Hooray!
I hope you enjoy it!
(Thanks again to Martha for being such a good sport!)
A BIG shout-out to Becca my bud for proofing the pattern despite her busy bee-ness.
Thanks for the confidence boost. Mwah.
Cheese!

Monday, June 23, 2014

MARTHA COWL

Introducing my very first pattern...the Martha Cowl!
Inspired and knit in delicious Malabrigo Rasta yarn. To celebrate this momentous occasion I'm offering it up free of charge!
Just pop on over to Ravelry and pick on up.  

This is a super satisfying one-skein project that uses every bit of yarn.
Malabrigo Rasta has a universal appeal and there are so many lovely colors to choose from.
Because of the design many yarns can easily be substituted.
By the way, this is Martha! This was a totally impromptu photo shoot and we had super lots of fun.

Just in time for Summer! bahaha. It's winter somewhere!
I hope you enjoy knitting this pattern.
I'm jumping up and down inside and would be honored to see it knit up by you,
my wonderful friends.
Love,
Hannah aka ummashin 
 

Monday, June 2, 2014

Sagaponack Tee

Oh what's this folks? Just in the nick of time, my TTTKAL project (with extension of course). 
This is my new spring sweater: Sagaponack Tee, a free pattern offered on the Takhi Yarns website
 It's a simple, top down garter yoke short sleeve summer tee.
 Knitting in Misti Alpaca cotton silk created a soft, drapey fabric. 
The garter yoke goes all around.
 
I'm very very pleased and would highly recommend this pattern to anyone. Yay!
Squooshy face!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Knitting JOURNEY: Antrorse

Like my new sweater? I obviously do!
 
The pattern is Antrorse and is part of the JOURNEY collection/collaboration.
The pattern is by Shannon Cook.
Like all of Shannon's patterns, the instructions are clear and incorporates classic sensibility with modern twists. I highly recommend this pattern!
I finished this a while ago, but it took me a while to photograph it. Mostly because it's been beastly hot and today was the first day I could stand to wear the sweater for more than five minutes.

This pattern is truly addictive..."Just one more pattern repeat" is what you'll find yourself muttering!
Leather vintage buttons from my stash. SCORE!

Woohoo!

Photo Credit: These two goofsters!
We had so much fun!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Knitting JOURNEY: Spate Mitts

After casting off my Onward shawl I had a skein and a half of Spud & Chloe sweater taking up space in my stashbox.
During a chatty-chat with dear pal Becca of Nook I had a "duh" moment when discussing the Spate mitts. why not use the leftover yarn from my Onward shawl? Spud & Chloe "Sweater" yarn is easy to knit, looks great and I know from how much I wear my shawl it's an easy color to wear too.
That conversation happened goodness knows how long ago but I finally made them! Right before the weather turns ridiculous here.



Pretty, eh?

I just think that it's plain awesome to have a friends that are always willing and happy to talk yarn/knitting! I love speaking a "third language" with these friends...you know who you are! xo

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A Fun Afternoon

Due to extreme laziness on my part I have not sewed buttons on my Grace which took me months to knit and months to block. However, I finally got around to weaving in the ends and decided since I usually don't button my sweaters anyway this was not going to stop me from wearing it.
 
The next problem...photographing myself.
I don't have a tripod doohickey and photographing a whole sweater always poses a
So this afternoon harbored a great experiment to solve this problem.
I enlisted my lovely, genius, amazing five (AND A HALF, as she is always quick to point out) year old bebe to take pictures of her mama wearing the Grace cardigan.
The results:  
 "Hi Mama! What are you looking at, by the way? You need to look at me."
 
"Okay."
"Where are the buttons mama?"
"Oh, I forgot to put them on."
"It would look better with buttons."
"Yeeeeeees....."
"Okay Mama, I don't like looking at your back".
Not sure what she meant. 
Being a top model is tiring.
"Make a silly face mama!" 
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I love my new-ish sweater!
The Heritage sock yarn is easy to knit with and makes for a super soft and cozy sweater.
For such a light knit it's very warm, and the color is vibrant and makes me happy.
I love the lace, the tiny garter detail, and I loved knitting it.
Knitting a sock yarn sweater is a serious time investment,
 but this sure was a fun way to celebrate finishing it!
My little buddy photographer! On the go!