I got an extra day off today due to snow. Our first “significant” snow storm. We had “run” home from Massachusetts after Thanksgiving to avoid the storm and we were waiting for it! It’s been a beautiful day at home in my studio finishing projects.
I was approached by an acquaintance to knit an Avatar Aang hat for her step-daughter to commemorate her strength and tenacity Over the last year. I took on the order prior to thinking it out and with no pattern. It turned out to be quite a challenge to knit a hat with a blue arrow from back to front continuously but I think I managed it pretty well, if I do say so.
I’ll write up the pattern eventually but suffice it to say that I knit the had flat and used the intarsia technique to manage the arrow. I “split” the arrow on the back of the hat with half being on either side of the seam. I then seamed the back of the hat, Kitchener stitches the top closed and then gathered the white stitches on each side of the arrow. It worked very well.
I had finished the knitting of a sweater in the car on the way down to celebrate Thanksgiving and started to embroider one of the front sides. Today I finished that, too! It’s been soaked and blocked.
I am looking forward to wearing it in a couple of days!
I’ve enjoyed my simple embroidery on my knitted accessories and this is the first garment that I’ve embroidered. I have a long way to go until I’m totally satisfied but I like it pretty well.
Neither the colors nor the embroidery are showing up well. I’ll add more pictures on a brighter day.
I just found some sweet visitor footprints on our front porch. I really love a good snow day!
More details about these projects can be found on my Ravelry projects page. I’m Lindar on Ravelry.
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Very nice embroidering! We got the same snow…so lovely! Thinking of you…
The avatar hat turned out great, I think! The sweater looks elegant. I’m pretty new to knitting garments, so I haven’t gotten around to blocking them yet. It seems fussy but I know I should do it to make it visually appealing.
When you do, you’ll be thrilled and amazed! The stitches even out and get all squishy! It’s miraculous!