Hi All! I know I said I was not knitting for Christmas this year; however when I ran into this yarn, I knew I had to make something for one of my very dear friends Emmah.
I’m not a yarn snob by any means. I know some that would turn their nose up at using a Red Heart yarn; however, guys…you have to feel this yarn! It’s called Hygge (pronounced hoo-gah…though the words been around for awhile so you probably already know that) and the color way I used is Indigo. It is so soft and warm…just don’t make a mistake while knitting with it as it’s a bear to pull apart.
From the description on redheart.com: Hygge evokes feelings of well-being and contentment. Hygge is an extremely cozy, soft size 5 bulky weight acrylic yarn that is twisted with a short fur end. In addition to the two skeins for Emmah, I bought 11 skeins to make a sweater or poncho for myself in the color way Powder, which is a very soft pink.
I knew I needed something quick and easy so I could work on it while catching up on my DVR’d shows and Netflix, and have it knit in time for Christmas Eve. I performed a search on Ravelry using bulky yarn and knitting as my search terms and happened upon the Litoral Snood pattern by Sharla Rice. All I had to do after I cast on was knit in the round. Stockinette? Easy, peasy! I knew this was the project for me!
I knew I wanted to use up all the yarn, so I continued knitting until I had three grams left for the bind off. Have you ever used a crochet hook to bind off your work? I just saw a video about it recently and wanted to try it. I have to tell you, it was one of the easiest bind offs ever. Here’s a link from Very Pink Knits that shows how to do it. Here are the details for the project.
Ravelled Here: Litoral Snood
Cast On/Off: December 15th / December 21st
Yarn: 2 skeins of Red Heart Hygge in the color way Indigo
Needles/Hook: Size US 10½ – 6.5 mm / Size 6.0 mm (J)
Size: 23 inches long (I forgot to measure the circumference)
Made for: Emmah
New Techniques Learned: Crochet Bind Off
Here are some pics of me wearing it prior to wrapping and gifting.
You should have seen my friend Emmah’s face when she opened this…she’s 110% knit worthy 🙂 I hope to make her a small shawl this coming year as she loves The Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief and I still owe her hubby a scarf, but this definitely was a hit.
Santa very kindly brought me a Fringe Supply Porter Bin Project Bag in the Butterscotch color…it’s oh so beautiful! He also popped two US 1 (2.25 mm) 9 inch circular needles for sock knitting and a package of Row One Yarn Mini’s in my stocking. I’m going to use the yarn to add to my Sock Yarn blanket that unfortunately hasn’t been touched since last year. I think this coming year may be the year that I start adding to that blanket and updating progress in my monthly OUAS posts. He also surprised me with an iPad…now I know it’s not necessarily knitting related; however I’m excited to see if I can use one of my knitting related apps to work on a pattern. Plus lots of other stuff that I won’t bore you with for now….oh my gosh, except to say “Air Fryer”! I can’t wait to use it to make some “healthy” fried foods.
I hope you have had a very happy holiday, however you celebrate. For me, I’ve been enjoying my time off and it’s going way too quickly.
Until next time, Happy Knitting!