Posts Tagged ‘Hats’

Pop! Goes the Fair Isle

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Tonight was the second night of our Fair Isle class, so rhymeswithfun and I stopped at POP! for some delicious eats before heading back down the street to Crafty Planet.

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Delicious Chicken Satay Salad anyone?  Or perhaps some yummy Pasta B?

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My hat is coming along well, although I really hope Gretchen (our awesome teacher) is right about it settling down some once I block it.  I was a bit tight with my stitches in the beginning, but I think I’ve finally got the tension thing a little more under control.  About time, I say.  Look at those ripples!

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I have a about 8 rows left before I block it and then I’m done!!

Cables Cables Everywhere

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Cables have always scared me.  And I’m not talking about all the computer ones that appear everywhere you look in my house.  (The Canadian is an avid collector of cables and yes, the number of said cables can in fact be rather frightening.)  I’m talking knitted cables.  Those beautiful twists and braids of knitted stitches that just scream “Don’t even bother trying to knit me I am far too complicated for you to understand and if you even try, your head will explode.”

Well, my friends, I went for it…and lived to tell the tale.

In fact, I did more than that.  I have a new found love and respect for cables.  I was poking around on Raverly on Saturday (after my attempt at buying more yarn to finish my latest woven scarf was thwarted by crazy Christmas shoppers) and stumbled upon my new favorite pattern, An Unoriginal Hat.  And what a surprise – it’s written by none other than my favourite Yarn Harlot.

This hat knits up incredibly fast and is actually quite simple to knit.  The chart is easy to read and I was even able to knit my first hat in under 8 hours while watching The Office reruns (with multiple cats on my lap, big surprise).

I loved knitting this hat so much I knit a second hat.  And shaved two hours off my time.  Oh yeah!

Now who’s obsessed with cables??