Mojo Here

Yep, I’ve been knitting away! Actually, it looks like more than it is – I just haven’t blogged in a while and these are all pretty small projects, but still, I think they look impressive.

Here’s what I’ve been up to.

First, the wand cozy for my brother’s birthday wand.

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That’s the Alivan’s wand I got him for his birthday.  He still hasn’t received it, so I’m hoping he doesn’t see this before the big combo birthday bash next weekend (I doubt he will though). The cozy is based on one of the Charmed Knits (Amazon link) patterns, but the original knit to gauge comes up about 2″ wide – more of a sword scabbard than a wand cozy in my humble opinion.  So I pretty much cut the pattern in half.  I’m relatively pleased with it. If I were to do it again, I’d work it in the round, since seaming it at the end was a pain in the you know where, and I think seamless would have looked nicer, but live and learn, right?

I also knitted up a quick pirate hat for the boy:

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Not as pleased with it as I was with Jazzy’s.  I went too fast, so there were some spots where I held my white a little too tightly. But, since he hates the hat anyway, no great loss.  I’m wondering if I’ll be able to get it on his head at all this winter.  In any event, pattern is here. I cut out one repeat and also cut about eight rows of the pattern (another reason why I like Jasmine’s better) in order to make it fit a smaller head.

And, now, my very favorite recent project . . . .

Remember how much I loved Hermione’s new gray hat in Half Blood Prince ?????

Well . . .

Wait for it . . . .

LOOK!!!!

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It’s so perfect!!! I can’t even tell you how pleased I am with this hat. I even splurged and used the Rowan Cashsoft that I originally planned for my Rose Gray.  It’s amazing how wonderful it is to knit with quality yarn. And Cashsoft is soooooo soft.  Mmmmmm. Don’t worry, I have other gray yarn for the Rose Gray, so that hasn’t been forgotten. But I’m very, VERY pleased with my choice for this one. YEA!!!

So what’s next on the list? Well, I really HAVE been continuing on with the purple shifting sands.  I’m well over 2/3 of the way done, so that one should be finished definitely before the weather gets cold. AND, although I promised myself a break, I signed up for another Ravelry swap.  I know, I know, don’t say it . . . but hey – it was a Vampire / Halloween swap – I HAD to do it!.  So I’m tatting a very cool red and black lace bookmark to add to the package. I’m thinking I should try to pick up a book to send with it, but I’ve already gone past the swap price, so I’m trying to think of options.  And then, I really, REALLY want to start another pair of socks with my KnitPicks Imagination.  It’s the wicked stepmother colorway – you HAVE to love it, even if it’s only for the name!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. margo
    Sep 27, 2009 @ 14:15:33

    Beautiful work!

    Reply

  2. MariaVerde
    Oct 01, 2009 @ 02:05:48

    I love your hat!!!! Gorgeous.

    And Robbie doesn’t look too pleased to be wearing the pirate hat – I hope he warms to it before it gets cold (and for a change I didn’t intend to make a pun).

    mrc

    Reply

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