I did use a pattern for this, I just can't remember which one! Anyway, meet my glorious ruffle boa! I knit it on 6mm long, long circular. I started out with 90 stitches, then increased every stitch every other row. The yarn is appropriately Bernat Boa (which was terrible to knit with I must say!)
More Hamster knitting! I made a hat for me, and a hat just for fun.
First my hat. It's the Rinsessa pattern from Ullaneule-web magazine (in Finnish). I made one of these as a Christmas present and just loved making and trying it on, so it was clear I need to make one for me too.
This month is Hamster month which means no buying yarn, and knitting as fast as I can from stash. Well, I've been doing really good! Just take a look at the blanket. What do you think it weighs?
And that all from stash; the not-so-lovely acrylic stash I accumulated last year when arriving in Germany "Oh my there's yarn in the supermarket, I must hoard all of this NOW!" I used almost two 400 gram giant balls of the stuff, plus some older Poundworld acrylics from Ireland.
I work out at home, and sometimes I do yoga or pilates too. The floor is really cold though, so I thought I'd knit myself some yoga socks. They came out quite nice, even though if I were to make them again some changes would be made... I've used them a couple of times now and they really do make a difference!
My niece, whom I love very much and who is crafty herself, had her 14th birthday on the 16th January. For her I made this little bag.
The bag itself is knit with Novita's Rustika yarn, which is 51% wool and 49% acrylic. It felts a bit, so that's what I did with it - felted it. The pattern is the buttonhole bag from Mason-Dixon knitting. I think I used 10 mm needles and ca. 100 grams of yarn.
I read an article in Ullaneule a while back about kitchen cloths and how useful they actually are. As backround to you readers, in Finland no-one uses cloths to do the dishes, rather brushes and sponges.