A Beggining Of Sorts

d_alienation's picture

After what my profile says is a year and 35 days of being a member -often more silent than not- I think it is time for me to get in touch with the knitting community here on MWK. I have to admit that it seems a lot of time seeing it written like that, but somehow it has been more than entertaining, following everybodys projects and even getting the answers I needed from questions other people asked.
After another year of knitting, which has been my most productive yet, I wanted to share a couple of projects that have raised my satisfaction level with my knitting produces. The first is a (very) slight variation of a pattern I found on Ravelry, called Destroyed Cowl. This was the first thing I knit for myself (I seem to enjoy knitting more when it's for other people, but sometimes one has to take care of oneself) and haven't had a chance to really wear it, but I do take it out of the wardrobe every now and then. The second is my first completely improvised pattern! Completely from scratch, with no more than my knitting instinct (which I can assure has taken its time to develop), I came up with this hat with earflaps and pompom! ( I was really proud of it, even if it did come out a bit wonky). I have attached photos, so please take a look.
And here it ends, for now.

an_improvised_hat1.26 MB
an_improvised_somebody_with_hat1.24 MB
me_and_my_satisfaction_look1.26 MB
the_reason_of_my_satisfaction1.28 MB


rjcb3's picture

Excellent work! You have a

Excellent work!

You have a great eye for design...


Buck Strong's picture

Boys, I think we have

Boys, I think we have another master knitter in our midst.

To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring-it was peace.
~Milan Kundera

steve kadel's picture

i like that cowl. is it

i like that cowl. is it twisted knit?

we won't just get a cat, nubby nu nu, will manifest a kitten from our love...and lint from our hemp socks

d_alienation's picture

You certainly know your

You certainly know your stitches! I've only recently discovered that I was taught the "combined purling method", which produces a twisted stitch.

TomH's picture

Love the cowl! Keep up the

Love the cowl! Keep up the good work.

potterdc's picture

I'm loving the destroyed

I'm loving the destroyed cowl. Not sure if its the name or the actual object that I like the most, but I think I need to knit me up one of those. Thanks for the pics!

ronhuber's picture

Great work. Both projects

Great work. Both projects are beautiful. The ear flap hat is wonderful and original.

MMario's picture

Really like the hat - very

Really like the hat - very "Who-ville" which is great for this time of year.

Pinecone's picture

Great work Nico! Thanks for

Great work Nico! Thanks for sharing the pic of your hat and cowl.
Best, John