Moody House

I don’t know about you, but this time of year makes me only want to knit hats and mittens. I have four sweaters, all nearly completed, stewing in my progress basket for now, having been utterly and completely abandoned for hats and mittens. Looking back through my archive, it appears I write this same thing year after year. Now that my mind has been thoroughly overrun with medical facts, jargon, and clinical vignettes, perhaps this year’s accessory fever post will read somewhat differently.

The patient, a knitter of 11 years, presents today with a chief complaint of knitted accessory fever of four weeks’ duration. Physical exam is significant for a high grade fever related to stashbusting hats and mittens, general malaise regarding non-accessory knits, and deep somnolence with respect to hand knitted sweaters.  The patient reports experiencing similar episodes annually beginning in mid-November, lasting approximately nine weeks, and breaking by late January.  Symptoms are exacerbated by Ravelry, pinterest, and Twitter; ameliorated by complete disconnection from the internet. Patient experiences grave lack of focus, and is unable to concentrate on work. She denies fatigue, reports boundless energy, dreams of wool, and urgent desire to knit all the things.

While I come to terms with my mitten frenzy, have a look at my newest accessory designs, the Moody House set. Knitted in The Plucky Knitter’s Primo! Worsted, these are a dream to both knit and wear. Sarah’s dyes are stunning, both in depth and saturation. I cannot wait to plan some more projects with her yarns!

The Moody House hat and mitten patterns are each available on Ravelry for $6.00, the set containing both patterns is available for $9.00.

Until this fever breaks, stay tuned for more obsessively knitted winter accessories!

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18 comments so far

  1. Kardemumma on

    Just lovely hat and mittens.

  2. Mandy on

    Awesome pictures and patterns! Yeah, that yarn looks like just what the doctor ordered.

  3. maryse on

    lately i’ve been obsessed with the color gray and colors that look awesome with it like that copper tone. beautiful. is this obsession terminal doctor?

  4. Jennifer on

    Those are wonderful!

  5. janice on

    Elinor, how how how do you do it all? Home, kids, husband, medical school and knitwear designer! I am impressed!

  6. torirot on

    I think I’m smitten with the same disease… mostly mittens..

    Love the set you made, and the yarn looks fabulous!

  7. Julie on

    ooh, what a gorgeous set!! I love the colours. the bright citrusy hit of orange is perfect for dull winter days!

  8. Maryse on

    I’ll stay tuned for sure! Such beauties! ;-)

  9. Natalie on

    Gorgeous! Lovely pattern & a perfect colours.

  10. Kelli on

    Those are amazing! I love that pattern.

  11. lauren on

    These are fantastic. Love. And oh my gosh plucky knitter yarns – amazing.

  12. Allison on

    That tonal orange is such a beautiful color. Looks fabulous in this project!

  13. freeweightlossexercises on

    Absolutely love the set! Orange is my favorite color so I’m definitely thumbs up with it. Keep it up!

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  15. thejessicaness on

    Love the pictures, projects, and medical jargon. Look forward to following some of your designs from Ravelry!

  16. Amy on

    I recently purchased the book “Knitting Hats and Mittens From Around the World” and am excited about knitting your Min Ulla Hat. I noticed that I have the choice of knitting from chart A,B,C or D for the hat. The instructions then say to knit the top of the hat from chart E.. There is no chart E in the book.

    Please advise as I have my yarn and needles all ready and sitting here waiting to knit this beautiful hat.

  17. Amy on

    This is Amy AGAIN. I also noticed today when I went to knit the Min Ulla Mittens from the book “Knitting Hats and Mittens from Around the World” that the book is ALSO missing the chart for the Large size mitten. Ugh! Please advise whom to contact to obtain the missing charts that were omitted from this book. I wanted to bring this to your attention because it is a new book and I am quite sure that you will have many questions regarding this problem with the missing charts from the book.

  18. […] Its challenging but so rewarding and takes to crazy color combinations really well. This is the Moody House hat, in progress. Top down, I decided to use little bundles of leftover yarn I had, so this hat is a […]


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