These projects represent some of the items I've made in 2005. In truth, they're the only ones I kept. The rest of my time was spent crocheting items for my wedding.
Amazingly, I didn't knit this bag for my husband. I knit this one for me, because well, I'm as much of a geek as he is. I have a large collection of dice (I'm a fan of Chessex), and needed a sizeable reticule to carry them around in.
The yarn tag is long gone, but I recall it was a random purchase at Woollcott & Co. in Harvard Square, Cambridge MA. It was one of those hand dyed confections that once you touch it you *have* to have it. I think it was from Peru?
The colors were reminiscent of sunsets against the contrasting white pine forests of Maine where I grew up. Delicious golds, russets, and violets. I probably did the yarn a disservice by knitting it up in this simple project, but in my defense I didn't have but the one skein, I already had a mittens/hat set, and the training wheels are still on my needles.
This next pair is a felted ribbed scarf in Brown Sheep worsted (it's hunter green), and a hat of my own design. The hat's ribbing and I-cord are knit, the rest is crocheted in an hdc stitch. This is the result of me chickening out with the circular needle when it came to shaping the crown.
And yes, I realize that the pom is unbelievably lame. Unfortunately I secured it really, really well. The hat yarn is Bartlettyarn 2-ply. The colors are from either their Glen Tweed or Fisherman's lines (not the Fisherman's Bulky).
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