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Woollies for the Family

September 20, 2015
We were briefly all in the same place at the same time so it was time to pull out all the sweaters!

We were briefly all in the same place at the same time so it was time to pull out all the sweaters!

I know, I know, it’s barely September. The sun is still shining (mostly….), the lake is still warm enough for a brave evening dip, and people are barely back from their summer road trips. Still, with 3 kiddies, I have to start thinking about winter woollies early! I hauled out the bin of warm hats, cowls, and mitts, to make sure everyone had something that fit. They didn’t. So it’s time to get working on a few new woollies for fall!


Hunter needs a hat. She is at an age where she wants some say in her wardrobe, but is still pretty open to suggestion. I am in love with the colorway ‘Princess Rockstar’ from Emily’s Rainbow Heirloom and Hunter agrees so a Bumble hat will be coming her way!

I love it when things fit 2 years in a row!

I love it when things fit 2 years in a row!

Jones has a Tall Dark and Handsome hat that fits, but he needs some new mitts and maybe a cowl. I’ll be knitting him a Gather cowl and some Bon Bon Mitts. The cowl is Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label in ‘Chris Grey’ and the Mitts will be in some left over Sweet Fiber Merino Twist in ‘smoke’.

Leftovers ready to become a hat and cowl for Jones

Leftovers ready to become a hat and cowl for Jones

Bodhi needs a hat so I am going to knit up a Hipster hat in some Madelinetosh Vintage ‘Esoteric’. To be honest…she probably doesn’t need a hat but baby hats are so quick and fun!


Last, but not least, my hubby asked me for a knit! He asked at the end of last winter for a toque and I was paralyzed with indecision. I think, however, that I am going to knit him up a Tall Dark and Handsome hat (my go to) in Sweet Fiber Cashmerino in ‘woodsmoke’.

For myself? I am working on an Apple Pie hat and a Bradway Shawl by Shannon Cook! That is a fair bit of knitting so I better get clicking!

Bradway Shawl by Shannon Cook

What woolies are you working on for fall? New mittens for a man? Hats for the kids?

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. September 23, 2015 4:50 pm

    Hat & mittens for my 2 year old great nephew, a hooded cowl for me to match the fingerless mitts made last year & many pairs of socks!

  2. rainbowgoblin permalink
    September 23, 2015 1:55 pm

    I live in New Zealand, where it’s spring! That’s not stopping me… I’m working on some little shorts for the beach, but also a jacket for my toddler for next year, some one-piece PJs for my newborn nephew in Canada, and a big boy bed-sized blanket, which will take awhile anyway!

  3. Cathy Musgrove permalink
    September 22, 2015 5:53 am

    I just moved to Florida from Massachusetts, but I am making hats and cowls and mitts for my daughter and all,of her co-workers back there. I need to know she is warm and toasty while I float around in the pool and soak up the sun.

  4. September 22, 2015 5:04 am

    I’m making another toddler sweater, a couple of hats for me and hubby, and finally a sweater for myself. Also a shawl for myself but it will have to wait until the other things are done!

  5. knittedblissjc permalink
    September 21, 2015 9:51 am

    aw, such a great shot of everyone! I’m focusing on baby knitting for this fall/winter, with some baby joggers just getting onto my needles this past weekend!

  6. September 21, 2015 7:26 am

    I’m also busy with first time woollies for newborns….so you don’t walk alone…Cheers bjmonitas

  7. Marjorie permalink
    September 21, 2015 6:11 am

    I have quite some work ahead: a Barley hat for my brother in Malabrigo Rios ‘Ivy’, a Flax sweater for my one-year old nephew, an Antler hat for my best friend, and I want to try out knitting socks so probably some Rye socks for me in drops baby merino. Thank you for all those great patterns!!

  8. September 21, 2015 4:48 am

    I’ve started, too! Almost to the bottom ribbing of Flax for my son, who left for his first year of college at the beginning of the month. He picked out the pattern and the yarn before he left. For yarn, he chose Valley Yarn Berkshire in Chocolate. Yes, I’ve had to adjust my gauge. The pattern is very easy to follow – thank you!

  9. September 20, 2015 7:31 pm

    Hats, but mostly sweaters, at least two for me that I’ve been planning for two winters. Now is the time to knit an aran sweater, at last!

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