There's only so much time for knitting and limited space for yarn stash. Instead of buying so much yarn, I'd rather buy better yarn: yarn I love to work with and is long wearing. Here are some pieces that I've knitted and loved and loved, even repaired to keep wearing! In other words, pieces that were worth the time and money.
All the patterns in this post are my own. I will chalk it up to the fact that I have knitted sooo many hats and mittens, that I have honed my patterns to what I really like!
I like these mittens so much I'm designing another pair of stranded colorwork mittens with Windy Valley's merino!
I have about 15 knitted hats - lace, cables, plaid, intarsia, lots of hats! The two that I wear most often are my Aisling (pronounced 'Ashleen') hat and my Three-Grain hat.
(knit in fall, 2015)
This hat is heavier than the Aisling and goes with my coat, so gets more wear when the weather gets cold!
What is your favorite project(s) that you've made and used often? What are your favorite gifts to make and give?