I have three wonderful sisters-in-law. Right now, one of them, Donna, is receiving chemo and fighting back hard to recover.
So, I decided that I need to make some soft and fun hats and a shawl. The shawl, even though it is a hot summer in the northeastern US, is helping in the air conditioning of the hospital.
I found the pattern for the hat below from LionBrand.com, it is a free download. The pattern calls for fun fur yarn and another yarn to be held with it as you knit. I used a purple worsted weight cotton.
The pattern for the flower is from the book 100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet, by Lesley Stanfield. It is the Zinnia pattern.
This crocheted green hat is a pattern that I found on Ravelry. It is named, Ridge Hat with Brim,and written by Kool Stitch. The great flower on this hat is included in the directions for the hat.
This shawl is a variation of my pattern, that is named Terrific Shoulder shawl. I made the shawl longer than the pattern says to, and added a great edging to the bottom of the shawl. Sorry that I don't have a picture on the mannequin, or a person. :/ I forgot to do that. I was so excited when I finished it and how the striping of the yarn worked, that I didn't think about an "up" picture. The yarn that I used is Lion Brands Impressions, a bulky weight easy care acrylic.
So, in the studio, I am working on a couple of new patterns, but also, trying to finish up UFO's (unfinished objects).
I don't know about you, but with knitting, my mind can have it done tomorrow, but reality is that my hands don't work that fast. :) I have made a list, checked it twice and am going to finish the 20+ projects. I will let you see them as I finish, I want the UFO's either finished or ripped out.