Let’s get right to it! First up I finished my Block Island Sweater and I’m CRAZY IN LOVE!
The size is EXACTLY what I wanted! It’s roomy and cozy – perfect for how cold it’s been lately!
I love the color combination I ended up with. It’s very different than what I usually pick – it looks black and white in these pictures, but it’s actually very dark blue and very light blue. It was hard to capture on camera, but in person you can see it. I LOVE how bold it is!
Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Midnight Heather and Clarity
Needles: Size 7 and size 5 cirs and dpns
I also finished Shane’s Boyfriend Hat that I had been working up for his birthday! He loves it and has been wearing it ever since I gave it to him!
This is a pretty fantastic pattern, and I highly recommend it if you’re looking for a basic hat to knit for your dude. Those are pretty hard to come by, so go queue it right now! Really!
Pattern: The Boyfriend Hat by Purl Soho
Yarn: Knit Picks Palette in Ash and Asphalt Heather
Needles: Size 3 cirs and dpns
On to the cross stitch FOs since I just can’t help myself! I stitched this up as a Christmas present for my brother – isn’t it fantastic?! I cannot take the credit for this design, but I had to get a little skeeze to create it myself, unfortunately. I pinned this pin for the pattern ages ago, but when I click on the link it took me to an etsy shop error page. When I searched the designer on etsy she says her shop is closed, but when I go to pixiestitches.com it takes me to this etsy shop that doesn’t have the pattern listed. So I think this is a Pixie Stitches design, but I’m not sure because it’s not available anymore I don’t think, so I just kind of looked at the picture and charted it out myself. I would love to pay someone for this though! So if this is your design and I stole it from you, I’m so sorry! And please tell me how to pay you!
But I totally killed it, right?! It turned out SO cool and I know my brother is going to love it!
AND last but not least, I finished my 3rd ornament from the Satsuma Street Christmas Ornament set! And the dove might be my favorite one yet.
AAANNDDD I’m working on my second Gift Wrap Stocking! This time with green as the MC. If you missed it, my red stocking is here. And there is more cross stitch there, too!
WHEW! I’m feeling pretty damn accomplished over here! I hope you guys are checking a million things off your to do list, too!