Saturday, October 06, 2007

The HAT

Nope- won't be losing this kid in the snow. I down-sized it a bit- by using smaller knitting needles (denser knit=warmer hat, and one less likely to get wet through). She likes it pulled down right over her ears. Good thing.

But it sure is a cool hat to knit. If you plan on making it, make sure you look at the diagram to see how to sew it. As well, I did blanket stitch around 5 sides of each hexagon, then whip stitched them together.


I am headed up to my in laws for turkey tomorrow, and then to my mother's for turkey on Monday (I am the kind of girl who could eat a turkey dinner everyday of the week). So this means I need a mindless knit for the drive (since I am at the leaf part of the Kauni, and there is no way on earth I could do that one without looking down). So- I snagged a copy of the new Knitters, and I came up with this-I love the lines of this sweater. It is called "Jade"-but I have 20 skeins of Brown Sheep Handpaint Originals (yeah, 70% mohair, 30% wool) in HP65 Peacock, and it has been sitting in my stash for a couple-three years, not knowing what it wanted to be (and with 20 skeins of the stuff, one has to be sure to use it all up, not use some up in one project, and a little over there.....) This is sumptuous stuff. And a perfect mindless knit in the car. (Um- I should explain here- my husband is driving, I am knitting)
I also got a look at a Deborah Newton design-I love the lines of this one- maybe in a tweed? Any suggestions for a yarn?
Have a marvellous Canadian Thanksgiving!
PS- Sean figures he and the neighbours will be taking a Thanksgiving dip in the (unheated) pool. Hmmmm. Pictures to come, if they dip.

3 comments:

Carrie Penny said...

Oh! That is a bright hat! Boy howdy! I like it though! I really like that Newton pattern! Very feminine. I would love to see it in a Blue Tweed yarn. Something subtle with a little extra texture.

Carol said...

I really like the Jade sweater. And I definitely want pics if the crazies actually jump in the pool!

DianeS said...

Both nice, although I think I like the D.Newton design one better. The yarn will let you know when it's the right one for the sweater.

Dipping in the pool? Ours is tucked in for the winter. Of course, there has been a run of uncharacteristicly warm weather around here. Who would have thought we would have so many over 80F days in October?