Thursday, 26 April 2012


Here are the last two things I knit while in Italy. Both were just made from my head using the scraps leftover from the hats.

First, a very simple garter stitch headband, which, surprisingly, I like a lot.

Second, a bracelet, very similar to this necklace. (made from this pattern)

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Three by Five

I finished up my Italy modified Turn a Square hat. Here is the finished product!

I really like the stripes! My pattern was:
1 CC, 1MC, 1 CC, 1MC, 1CC, 3MC (3 stripes of CC)
1 CC, 1MC, 1 CC, 1MC, 1CC, 1MC, 1CC,1MC, 1CC, 3MC (5 stripes of CC)

CC = Contrast Colo(u)r
MC = Main Colo(u)r

Thursday, 12 April 2012


If there's one thing you have to have on a trip it's knitting
No wait. ... That's not 100% exactly right. It also helps to have clothes. And guidebooks. And shoes. And awesome people to travel with. ... And then maybe if you have all those things, it's pretty important to bring some good knitting projects with you. 
I just got back from an amazing week in Italy (Rome, Venice and Bologna). I still can't believe how awesome it was. My friends and I saw cool stuff, took tons of pictures, ate lots of gelato and had lots of laughs. What more could a girl ask for?
Normally for trips I totally strategize about the yarn I'm going to bring and the things I'm going to make. Somehow that didn't happen this time. I just threw some yarn in my carry-on with some needles and figured I would make something up. 
And that's just what I did!

That's pretty much what happened. I ended up making two hats (one on the flight there, one on the flight back) and then a few random things in the middle. 
The hat above is made based on the turn the square pattern. It's pretty easy to remember the formula. A super nice flight attendant on the flight home would stop each time she came by with something, and check in on my progress or complement me on the colour choice. So nice. I almost wanted to finish the hat and leave it for her. (I didn't have a needle to finish it or otherwise I might have.)

Anyways. I thought I'd also share a few of my favourite pictures I took. These are more things you might not always see photographed, although I did take pictures of things like the Colosseum too.  

I am so glad I went on this trip! And I'm looking forward to going on more!!