Oh Sweet Joy - Bobbles!

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Oh Sweet Joy - Bobbles!

One of my favorite design features to knit - Bobbles. A whole hat of bobbles?! Yippy skippy, Merry Christmas to me!!!

I adore knitting bobbles.  Weird, huh?  Most knitters I talk with wince at the thought of having to work those arduous little bumps.  Kinda like nups (which I also fully enjoy making).  I recently finished the Stonecrop sweater, which has tons of lovely bobbles interspersed amongst the rows of colorwork.  Andrea Mowry's technique, knitting backwards rather than turning your work, was a blast to master.  Ah yes, I do love my bobbles.


So when the ShannaJean Club's bonus hat pattern, "Bobble Palooza" was revealed, I could hardly wait to get knitting.  The pattern actually has several options, depending how much bobble knitting one wants to undertake - a 'Lotsa Bobbles' version and a 'Fewer Bobbles' version.  And several sizes, including a slouchy and a more fitted beany option.  Too much fun!  As designer Shannon describes it, "A party for your hands and head!"


Knit in worsted weight yarn, I finished the Lotsa Bobbles slouchy version, using my club exclusive colorway "Ms. ShannaJean If You're Crafty" in just 3 days.  So of course, I immediately started another.  Do you recognize the pink colored version that Shannon is wearing.  Yup, that's Spattergroit.  Woohoo!!!!!  At last - the perfect project for that coveted colorway I've been yearning to play with.  And more bobbles.  Ahhhhhhhh, heaven!




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