Yep, that’s right.
After writing half the things I wanted to say, though, I realized that this post is going to be wayyy longer than anyone would want to read, so I’m going to break it up. Here’s part 1 for you all. 🙂
So I’m back from an unintentional many-month long hiatus, and I’m back for a bit with some new projects and news. First of all, though, I want to catch up on some long-delayed and promised things:
1. Birthday presents for the boyfriend. I mentioned allllll the way back in August the birthday wonderfuls I was making but couldn’t tell you about a) because I hadn’t gifted them yet and b) because there’s always a chance the boyfriend reads this blog…. maybe. Well, now not only have I given them to him (and he has been using them daily), I have the time to post the pictures!
I made him a hat and scarf set from a wonderful Green Mountain Spinnery Mountain Mohair in Mesa (yay, alliteration!). The hat is the long, ear-covering version of the boyfriend hat from Stephanie Likes to Knit– I chose this pattern not only because it’s a hat designed specifically with a boyfriend in mind, but because I thought the decreases at the top were beautiful. It was super quick and easy to knit, and the boyfriend LOVES it!
I didn’t use a full skein of the yarn with the hat, so I started a simple garter-stitch scarf to go with it. I ended up getting another skein to finish off the scarf, but it was well worth it: both it and the hat are super comfy and warm (I just HAD to try them!).
2. Well, this is a continuation of birthday presents, but it’s another project so I’m giving it its own spot on the list. Or him, I should say, not It. Because this most certainly IS a him. Meet the bear the boyfriend has named “Mr Cuddlewuddles”: