Sunday, December 27, 2009

Cute as a Button!

As promised, here are some of our latest finished projects.  This is a Christmas present to my dear friend Monica, doesn't she look simply ripping?  My goal was to come up with a versatile hat/mitten set with just a little bit of red (to match her new red coat!).  Which is why I incorporated these sweet little vintage buttons (the one on the hat is bakelite).  The yarn is a new favorite I've recently become obsessed with.  It's a Michigan brand and must be the softest wool I've ever worked with (Stonehedge Fiber Mill - in case you're wondering).  As for the knitting patterns, the mittens are a variation on the ruffle mits from Boutique Knits.  The hat, however, was a little creation of my own.  I'm soo thrilled with how they both came out and soo happy that they are just as cute as their new owner. 

I've also completed a nice little hat for myself that I will be posting soon (made of the same yummy yarn).  In the meantime, enjoy the holidays and happy knitting!!! -S

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!!!

Hope y'all have a very Merry Christmas this year!  Vogue Vigilante sisters are off on their own holiday adventures.  Stephanie is in Boston and Leiza is in Florida.  We have both been very busy little Christmas elves lately and will have some fun post-Christmas posts to share soon.  Until then, Happy Holidays to all of you out in blogland!! - S & L

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Blue Tulip Hat


I finished this in early October and it's been great for meandering the streets of Holland. It's a free pattern via called Foliage.

Now it's getting pretty cold here, so I may need to knit up an even warmer, non-lace hat. Perhaps this saucy little cloche will be next: