Places You Can Knit: Seahawks Training Camp
Places You Can Knit: Seahawks Training Camp Edition
On Monday, we had the opportunity to attend a Seahawks training camp practice at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center--only because I remembered a few days before registration opened in June, and managed to connect in the two minute window before tickets sell out. Going through the security line, the man examining my bag said, "Oh! You do what I do while I'm watching--crochet!" Close enough, friend, close enough.
To mark the occasion, I decided to re-knit the popular Hawks Hat pattern in HiKoo Simpliworsted. The original called for Cascade 220 Superwash, and I occasionally heard that the sizing was just a little on the snug side. Using Simpliworsted and sizing up to US8 needles is producing a slightly larger hat, and the green and blue available in Simpliworsted (and its DK version, Simplicity) match my jersey as closely as anything I've found.
Lots of new faces on the field; time for a new sample. Go Hawks!
I think that it's no coincidence that "Wollmeise" rhymes with "heart eyes." And having used it in Purlbreak, I can confirm that it's just as wonderful to knit with as it is to look at! This most recent shipment added colors--and neutrals--and don't forget that these are 150g skeins, so each one has 575 yards!
Following our Kumihimo braiding class, I made up a few extra kits, which contain the kumihimo discs, eight yarn bobbins, enough yarn for a couple of bracelets, and a magnetic clasp. There are lots of tutorials on YouTube--not as much fun as taking a class, but if you're curious about this technique for making cord, we have the supplies!
Who knew? Pom Pom Quarterly has been releasing patterns that catch my eye since 2012, and I only just realized that the magazines are not only available as digital editions, they are enabled for Ravelry in-store sales! (Some, but far from all, of the patterns are also available as single patterns.
This information brought to you by my obsession with the lines of this tank. I can imagine it in CoBaSi, or Nettle Grove, or maybe a wool fingering as a layering piece. The shaping lines are just so elegant!
I'll have final photos of the Through the Loops Mystery Shawl 2018 next week. Besides the inherent pleasure of finishing the project, doing so will also free up some Yarn Cozies for The Shift, a mosaic cowl I cast on using Mountain Meadow Cody. Mosaic knitting gives you the look of two-color knitting, but you are only knitting with one color per row, and it's fun to combine colors you might not put together otherwise. The cowl is knit flat, then joined with a seam, and gives the effect of an asymmetrical shawl, while staying in place effortlessly. (I think it would also work really well under a coat!)