Yes, I’ve been knitting! Not as much as I would like, but enough to have something to show for once. Sigh – it’s been a while.
Needles: Size 9 dpn’s for ribbing, and size 10 circs (16″) for body
Mods: Originally began with size 8 dpn’s, casting on 68 stitches and then changing to size 9’s as written in pattern. The circumference just seemed to small to comfortably fit around the recipient’s head (and I’ve got a peanut head!) so I changed needles to size 9 dpn’s for the cast on and cast on 72 stitches, then changing to size 10 circs (16”) for the remainder of the hat. Knit 6” before beginning decreases. Decreased 4 stitches evenly before beginning decreases as written in pattern (so that stitch count would match the original 68 in pattern).
Comments: This hat is a gift for someone else. Someone that can totally rock this look in a way that I just can’t. I would never have wanted a hat like this for myself but you know what? After seeing the pics I actually kinda liked it! I don’t know if I’ll rush out and make myself one, but I will definitely consider a wider range of styles now that I’ve seen the possibilities!
Yarn: Bollicine Dolly in color #92 (from stash!!) – approximately 1.5 skeins with yarn doubled
Needles: Size 6 dpn’s
Mods: Mods: After knitting stitches onto waste yarn, knit 6 rows (instead of 4) in pattern to cable round, then knit 5 rows (instead of 4) to bind off row. I liked the added length to the upper part of the mitt as it seemed that other mitts I’d knit following the pattern exactly, came out a bit too short.
Comments: These were made for my pal over at Fond of Snape. She mentioned how much she liked some of the ones I posted (she’s a photographer, not a knitter, and the author of the Friday Fill-ins I sometimes do) and I offered to make her a pair if her knitting friend couldn’t. So here we are! I cannot get over how good it felt to knit these solely from stash! I guess I’m in for a lot of good feelings this year as I intend to knit as much as possible from my stash. The A.D.D. Knitter was just commenting the other day on how she knit a sweater completely from stash recently and how she felt she deserved some kind of award for that accomplishment. I was feeling the same way! And what do you know – if you check out her blog, someone made her an award which she’s sharing with all of us! I don’t know that I feel I’ve earned it yet, but soon……
Special thanks to my sweetest photographer, R. Darling!
*HOTN: Hot Off The Needles!