Little did I know that when I signed up for a knitting class almost three years ago, that it would become such a significant part of my life. Not only has the art of knitting itself served as a great stress relief during the post-collegiate stage of my life, but it has afforded my meeting what I must say is the greatest, albeit sometimes craziest, group of friends a girl could ask for.
One of the first people that I met was my teacher, who would later become one of my mentors, drinking buddies, and best of all, friend, mrs. tenten. This karaoke loving, one-liner spewing, knit-wear designing little lady has served for much inspiration throughout my short knitting career. During one of the few quiet moments in our ever-increasingly busy lives, I had the pleasure of having a play date chez tenten to get down to some much needed business, as well as a lot of play.
First order of business was of course FOOD! Margaux and I share a love for autumn season, one of the reasons being, PUMPKINS! They are everywhere: from pumpkin picking and pumpkin lattes, to Sweet's pumpkin cupcakes. Our new favorite, pumpkin pancakes. Now I know this isn't a new thing. I just happened to never have made them before making my autumn pumpkin bread and being left with tons of left over pureed pumpkin. I used this recipe from allrecipes.com and am in love! I didn't stray from the recipe, so I won't re-post it hear. While we were a little shocked by the use of vinegar, it gives the pancakes a nice tang that goes well with the pumpkin.
Next order of business was taking some much needed pictures for the both of us. A few have already been blogged about on both our ends, but these are two projects which deserve their own post. First up is a hat that I call Cable-liscious. This is the second time that I am knitting this Debbie Bliss pattern, the first-time being knit as the pattern is written using Zitron Nimbus. This time around, I knit the pattern in the round by eliminating the first and last purl stitch as these would act as a selvedge when seaming the hat up. The result was exactly the same look, and much more to my liking because I hate seaming and avoid it when possible. This is a super quick knit and would recommend it to anyone looking for a last-minute gift.
Pattern: 04 Cabled Beret by Debbie Bliss
Yarn: Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd's Wool Black, 1 hank
Needles: Addi US #5 & #8
Next up is a project that I have test knit for M. There are not too many details as the pattern has not been published yet, but I thought I'd share a sneak peak. Many of you who follow her will recognize it as the Arrowhead Vest.
Keep on checking out tentenknits for updates! Thank you M for providing all the wonderful pictures in this post.
Until next time. Happy knitting!