Thistle Blossom Beanie Test Knit Revealed

I had the pleasure of completing a test knit for the Thistle Blossom Beanie from B.Woolens. I finished it up today and the pattern is now available, so I can share some pics! The kidlet is napping now so I haven’t gotten a chance to try it on her yet, but here’s what I’ve got:

FullSizeRender 12 IMG_3741 IMG_3740 IMG_3739 IMG_3737I think the crown decreases are really pretty. The yarn I used is kind of ancient, but worked out well. It’s Tahki Yarns Lana (older version) in teal. It’s a bulky weight 100% wool. It’s a little scratchy but feels nice knitted up. The color is a little greener than most of the pics show. It used 89 yards for the child size. The pattern is also written for infant/toddler and adult sizes. Of course, I used my favorite cast on for ribbing: Tillybuddy’s very stretchy cast on. I think the finished hat is really cute, and is definitely a pattern I would knit again

I also finished my Scarf for my Sanity that I talked about in my last post:

IMG_3743IMG_3745 This project was very challenging to photograph as the brown keeps getting washed out. But, you can get the basic idea. This was supposed to be a stashbuster. I thought I had three skeins of the Knit One, Crochet Too Tartelette, but it turns out I had four. Two of the skeins were wound up into a ball together. I used about 3 and a quarter skeins. I wanted to use it all but it would have gotten way too long for a lightweight, mostly decorative scarf. I still don’t have an intended recipient for this one, so I think I will put it aside and then offer it around at Christmas. Maybe I can make a narrow drop stitch scarf with the last of it.

I am down to five WIPs! Definitely time to cast on something new! I am torn about what to start, though. On one hand, I would like to make something sort of mindless and easy. On the other hand, it might be nice to start something big that will be for me. I’m coping decently well but I’m still working my way through a very stressful quagmire. So, putting some effort into something special, for me, might be a good symbolic gesture. Maybe I will get started on that Drachenfels after all.

A brief update on my current situation: nothing is resolved, but I’m coping and doing what I need to do. I am getting treatment for my injuries from the car accident last week, and that is getting a little better. Thank you to everyone who read, commented, sent me support or good karma. I really appreciate every word and it all helps. Thank you!



  1. Maggienesium · August 31, 2015

    OMG! I need to make that hat! In the gift queue it goes! 😀

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  2. FogKnits · August 31, 2015

    Lovely, all around! I saw the modeled pics on Ravelry, very cute hat! and I want a Drachenfels too!

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