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Posted on by MK Carroll

What I used to do, before I wrote patterns, was to just start playing around with what I had at hand and work something up. It was fun, everything I made was one-of-a-kind, and I would get asked often if I could a) make another one or b) write up a pattern. I would rather write up a pattern, and so for the past few years I have taken copious notes and started working out plans before I get started, and make revisions, and oh, I am tired of that right now. I decided it was time to get back to the part that was the most fun for me, and that's how I spent my knitting and crocheting time this weekend. There are no patterns for these and I don't plan to write any up.


Pink HatPink Hat, closeupHandspun Hat on a Person

Rib knit hat with rosettes: all yarn is Lime & Violet handdyed/handspun 100% wool. The fit is soft and loose med/lg. I'm listing this for sale in my Etsy shop, with 50% of the sale price going to the current Lime & Violet fundraiser (as of 12/14 this is on hold pending payment). The fit is soft and loose, coming down to the eyebrows on a med/lg adult head.


NeckwarmerSide view of neckwarmer


Neckwarmer, also made with Lime & Violet handdyed/handspun 100% wool and SWTC Karaoke (soysilk/wool blend) and a smidge of Cascade 220 for the leaf decoration. The three smaller rosettes are also buttons to secure the neckwarmer, with the largest being decoration only. Sized to fit med/lg adult. This went up in the Etsy shop and sold almost immediately - if I have the inclination (we all know I certainly have enough yarn) I'll make more based on the same recipe.


Shiny NeckwarmerShiny Neckwarmer closeupShiny Neckwarmer, closeup again

Another neckwarmer, this one made with Terra Bella Spun handspun yarn (the "Sparkling Silver" that I purchased recently), and Noro Gemstones. I got a skein of the Gemstones in a swap and have been reluctant to part with it, although also unsure of how to use it. Look Michelle! I used it! This one still needs buttons. I really like the ways the colors are working and the subtle shine and sparkle, but I don't know that I'd use this much. I might gift it or sell it, we'll see.