Pattern: Trinity Shawlette by Anni Design
Source: P-Hop (Pennies Per Hour of Pleasure), a fundraiser for Doctors Without Borders
Materials: 1 skein of Handmaiden Fine Yarn Casbah Sock in "Bronze", and US 6 needles.
Modifications: None, but there are multiple versions in the pattern, and this is Version 1.
On the same visit, my niece and my mom each slipped in a request for one of my Falling Leaves Hats, so I knit one up for my mom in yellow, one of her favorite colors:
Pattern: Falling Leaves Hat (my own pattern)
Source: free on Ravelry
Materials: 1 skein of Malabrigo worsted in "Pollen", and US 6 DPNs, and US 5 and 7 circulars.
Modifications: I played with needle sizes quite a bit on this one to try to make the hat fit my mom just right. I started the crown of the hat on US 6 DPNs to make it a bit smaller, but then went up to a US 7 when I started the leaves for the width of the hat to be appropriate. I went down to a US 5 for a snug brim, but back up to a US 6 for a super loose bind off.
I'm now working a child size version of the pattern for my niece. I'll update the free pattern with both sizes and more photos when I finish up. I need to get these items to the post office, but I can't wait to sit with a cup of tea and catch up with some of my favorite knitting bloggers through FO Fridays at Tami's Amis!