Monday, September 14, 2009

Hey, Knitting Stuff!

(Pssssst - GO PHILS!!)

I was going to parcel all these out so I'd have a lot of post material and so that you, dear reader, would not be bludgeoned with endless finished knitting project pictures. But now they're so, you know, last month, that I just want to post them and move on.

I was all about little projects on this vacation. I made a lot of hats. Here's one:

Vermont O-Wool pattern, Lamb's Pride Superwash. Very easy pattern, very enjoyable.

Cabled hat, Vermont O-Wool. I'd tell you the designer, but she sent me such a flurry of rude, suspicious emails after I bought this pattern that I don't particularly feel like giving her any publicity. I'm all for protecting copyrights, for God's sake, but there's no need for the level of insulting discourse that this woman laid on me. It's a nice pattern, but I didn't particularly like the ungraceful giant horseshoe cable and how it didn't really decrease beautifully at the top.

Now this hat I loved! Three Gauge Beret by Nancy Lindberg, Berroco Cuzco. Really great pattern, gorgeous yarn. The pattern called for 135 yards, and I had 130 in the Cuzco. Now when I write a pattern, I'm very generous with yardage estimates because I don't want people to run out of yarn. But when Nancy Lindberg says you need 135 yards she means it. 130 yards got me thisclose to the end. Now I have to track down another ding-dang ball of Cuzco.

This is the beginning of Vermont O-Wool Lattice Braid Hat in Mission Falls Wool. I lurve how it looks but you have to cable across every right side row, which is extremely labor-intensive and not very fun. I'll finish it eventually because I think it'll make a smashing hat, but I have more fun stuff to knit right now.

This pretty thing is Multnomah by Kate Flagg. The yarn, which I was ambivalent about all the way through this project, is Kaffe Fassett's Regia sock yarn. It looked weird and uber-stripey while I was knitting it, but I had it in the stash and I didn't feel like making socks with it, so I thought I'd try it. I was unsure about the result until I blocked it. And then I was IN LOVE. It turned out really beautiful, I think. The end.


Anonymous Curlygirl said...

Hey, I love the Lindberg beret! Paricularly one in an icy pink or cream color. Hint. Hint.

(Berets keep my hair from getting flat. You know I'm all bout fluffy hair!)

9:47 AM  
Blogger diana said...

CG - I would make you a hat in a heartbeat, but I'm not sure how even the beret would not flattify your hair. Would you tuck it all up into the beret? Wouldn't it get flat where the band is?

5:03 PM  
Anonymous Curlygirl said...

It keeps it from getting flat on top because of the poof of the beret, as opposed to a regular say ski hat which lies flat on your head, pressing down the hair. Oh, just trust me! I've had a beret for a few years now that I love, but its getting old and needs to be replaced. But I haven't been able to find one that I like.

7:47 AM  

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