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Mar

Fiddle Knits!

Being the coordinator for the IDP program has really introduced me to some great designers that I may not have been familiar with before.  I mean, I’m a knitter (and, as of late, a crocheter) and over the past couple of years, I’ve been getting many of my project patterns via the web so it was a natural fit for me.  So you can imagine how hard it is for me now to decide what to make next!

One designer I was not familiar with when I first started on IDP back in November 2009 was Erica Jackofsky – but now she’s become one of my very favorite designers and I get excited every time she submits a new pattern.  Her patterns are fantastic – not only are they super cute, but they are honestly really fun to knit (and now crochet, as she recently had a series of crochet patterns released).  I’ve made several of her patterns and they will certainly not be the last. And I finally got pictures in between storms here in the Northwest!

First, I had some Capra in Honey in my stash without a project so I had to make Scalliwag because I wear a lot of hats & especially love slouchy ones.

Pirate Honey 

I love this!  I’ve worn it nearly every single day – I always like a bit of cheerful color on the grey gloomy days of February (and apparently March).  What I love most about this pattern is the construction – it uses short rows to create the slouchy-ness without a ton of extra fabric.

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Plus I adore the cabled brim.  I loved it so much I had to make another out of some lovely Madelinetosh in Baltic I bought from our friends at Happy Knits.

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Then I bought Erica’s ebook Sweet Treats because I was in love with the Blue Ice Beret - the patterning on top is so neat!  I used my favorite color of Gloss HW – Aegean.

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I really love how it turned out.  I wish I had made it a bit longer since it barely covers my ears, but that’s not the pattern’s fault.  I should have measured better! But I think it will be good when it’s not freezing I just want a cute hat to wear.

Then for something completly different – I’ve been doing yoga at home a couple of times a week but my poor feet get so cold – I can’t wear socks or I’ll slide all over the place.  Well, luckily, in the Sweet Treats collections are the Lady Grey Legwarmers – and they are perfect!  I had to make them!

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I mean, how cute are these?  I choose the “sugar” version with the star motif and used Capra again in Sea Spray…and my favorite part?  Pompoms!

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So these are the first of many projects I’m planning using Erica’s patterns.  Definitely check them out if you looking for a fun knit to do!

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