The Dembow hat pattern is finally done and is available as a free Ravelry download here. I’d reckon you could churn out one of these hats in just a few days. It took me 3 days to knit the light blue hat, and I happen to be the slooooowest knitter on the planet.
So my knitting group had it’s gift exchange on Wednesday evening. It was great to see what everyone made for each other. I’m finally able to show a photo of what I made for Cheryl. Ta da!
It’s a cowl based on my Nemesis sock pattern. Cheryl gave me one skein of Sanguine Gryphon Codex yarn to work with, and I think it turned out quite well! It’s soft, squishy, and warm- just what you’d want in a cowl!
Back in the fall when we swapped yarn, I gave Gabrielle a skein of Knit Picks Stroll hand-painted yarn that I ordered over a year ago. I had no idea what to make with it and figured I’d let her decide what it should be. And this is what she came up with:
It’s an octopus knit entirely on her sock knitting machine. She used a strand of lurex held with the yarn so my little creature is extra sparkly and awesome! We took a vote and came up with the name Jean-Luc Kitchener. Jean-Luc is now the official mascot of the Shadyside SnB. Hooray!