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Swatching and Sending

Joining up once again with Yarn Along and Keep Calm and Craft On!

This week, I decided to put my sweater aside for some quicker knits. First, I used some of the extra yarn I had from my first attempt at Anna’s sweatpants (new yarn should be here in the mail today!) to make a beanie for my friend Sabeena.

Sabeena and I studied together in India and Texas. She recently moved to Montreal to start her PhD at McGill University, and I figured she might need a hat to get her through her first Canadian winter. I didn’t use a pattern, just created a kind of generic beanie with a ribbed fold-over edge and double moss stitch for the body of it. Even without a pom-pom maker, I think my pom-pom came out pretty nice!

beena's beanie finished care instructions

I’ll be sending it in the mail today. I hope she likes it!

The other quick knit I’ve been working on this week is a swatch for a project idea I have… I won’t divulge any details about it but I will say that I’m liking how my leaf panel swatch looks so far! More details on that later.

leaf panel swatch

My sweater is still waiting to be finished – I’ve tied off the arms for later and have joined the body up. It’s a pretty quick knit due to using bulky yarn and size 6mm needles. I guess I just needed a break to make some smaller things.

comfy sweater on hold

My reading is sparse, as it has been for a while. Mostly I’ve been reading over friends’ essays to give them pointers – one friend is applying to grad school, and another is applying for a promotion at her job. Wish them both good luck! They both deserve it.



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  1. I love this hat – so sweet to give it to your friend! The moss stitch looks beautifully textured, warm and fluffy 🙂

    • Flo Flo

      Thank you! Hopefully it will be warm and fluffy enough for Montreal! I’m thinking of making another one for myself… 😉

  2. I can only imagine the temperature shock in moving from Texas to Montreal – I’m sure that hat will be doing good service over the winter and looking wonderful with it!

    • Flo Flo

      Thanks 🙂 I know, as a CA girl who lived in Texas I really have no idea what a real winter is like, but she is about to find out!

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