Lacey: Knits of 2014

This past year was an interesting one for knitting.  The Winterscape Bobble display took up most of my summer and autumn, but there were a few other projects I completed in the meantime.  

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Winterscape Bobbles- These strands are each 10 feet long and took a total of 240 hours to knit! 

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You know stripes are our favorite! This year I did a baby-sized one, a colorful size 5 for Kate's daughter, and an adult version for me! Measurements and math are coming a little easier as I learn more and more!

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Aevyn was fun to knit for this year!  Sometimes it's a specific need that we meet, like with the ballet wrap (her studio is freezing!); and sometimes it's just fun to knit with a chunky, bright yarn, like the little cape. The loop stitch sweater is a more artistic design that squeaked in with the years end.  It was a really fun project that I'll write more about later!

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Scarves are always an easy project to carry in the purse. I wear this seed stitch cowl every day, sometimes all day! Of course, the girls needed their own! We taught an arm knitting class at a local library, so I ended up with a demo scarf... quick and easy!

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There were a few special little projects that I knit up in between the bigger ones. I did a fair isle Christmas ball for my mom to give a friend, some stripe-y hats for Kate's newborn twins, and the loopy bobble ornament. Kate and I knit bow ties for a summer wedding, and I also did a lapel rose and pocket square for my handsome husband. 

I have no idea what this year will bring, but I hope 2015 is full of soft yarn and good friends to knit with!

Last Minute Festive-ness!

There are 6 more days until Christmas!  Some people have been finished shopping and had their decorations up the day after Thanksgiving (some started earlier this year, and we're not even going to mention them)!  Others will get to the whole Christmas shopping thing in about 4 days.  But you may find yourself with things about done, just some finishing touches needed.

We have the perfect solution for present toppers, hostess gifts, and unique ornaments.

The Loopy Bobble!

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We knit these as part of our Winterscape Bobble display that is still up at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio.  We're drawn to it's cozy texture and the possibilities for creativity are endless!

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There are several tutorials out there for the loop stitch, but this is our favorite from Wool and the Gang.

You can personalize the Loopy Bobble in so many fun ways.  Use double stranded yarns to create a more dimentional look.  Use thinner yarn and smaller needles to make a tiny Loopy Bobble.  By that same idea, go HUGE!

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Mistletoe Bobble!  I must admit, I kept saying 'retake', because those kisses are so sweet!

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You can get started in our Pattern pages, or look it up on ravelry!

Instead of going loopy trying to fight the crowds these next few days, just knit a Bobble instead!

Merry Christmas!