I wanted to share some better pictures of a couple of recently knitted items, as well as one much older project, in hopes that they will motivate or help someone else with their knitting.
First, this is the Nevermind hat, with a much more attractive model and a better idea of what it looks like. Note: I used two skeins of The Plucky Knitter Snug to knit this hat, but I believe I would have scaled back the pattern and done one less repeat and perhaps even knit the smaller size to accomodate the expansion on this yarn when blocked. I love this pattern and will definitely knit it again.
Here is a better view of the cables, with a somewhat less accommodating model.
Next, a better photo of the recent Outlander-inspired Claire cowl (the pattern I used is called The Gathering) that I knit in very bulky yarn from Blue Sky Alpaca. This cowl is getting a lot of wear — everyone seems to reach for it as the cowl of choice in colder weather, and I know I'll be knitting at least a few more like this for Christmas presents because they are such quick and easy knits.
And finally, this Tiny Tea Leaves sweater that I knit for Ellie, circa 2011. Somehow, I never took a finished picture, but it is such a great sweater! Ellie has outgrown it, so I'm going to give it a good soak and some new buttons so that my Mom, who is tiny like her granddaughter, can wear it. It's going to look great with her coloring and I'm hoping she'll be delighted with it.