Sunday, January 21, 2007

Another red scarf

I don't have a finished picture of this yet, but it's my 2nd Red Heart Scarf Project scarf. Specs: Lion Wool Ease Red Sprinkles, done on straight 7's, using the "quilted diamond" stitch from my stitch pattern book. I wish I hadn't picked that stitch; I wanted a reversible stitch, but it totally kicked my butt. I screwed it up like 12 times and had to rip back, ugh. And it squinched up, like ribbing. It's supposed to be 8 ins. across but it looks more like 4. Oh well, it's off in the mail this week and not my problem any more!

I've got an extra ball of Red Sprinkle... think I'll make a hat for Dulaan with it. The idea has the Pringle Paw of Approval(tm).

Friday, January 19, 2007

More finished items

I finally finished my hubby's Jayne Cobb hat. He condescended to model the finished product for me (even knowing I planned to post it!) Man walks around with a hat like that, you know he's not afraid of anything...

Specs: Red Heart Sport, in retinal-scorching yellow, orange and red. I held two strands together & knit on 10.5 dpns in the round. I knit the earflaps seperately and sewed them on after the fact. Note the ratty strings at the end-- had to make it authentic, yeh know. He has a HUGE head so I cast on 88 sts for the hat itself, so it's about 24 ins. unstretched. I put it on my head and I could rattle around in it. It's super-spongey and warm, though. And cunning! Did I mention it's a cunning hat?

Here's my latest charity work, a red scarf for the Red Scarf Project:

It's Homespun Candy Apple Red, done on 10.5 straights. It's all garter stitch with increases and decreases to make the zigzag. It's pretty soft and I love the color. It's been sent off already and I'm working on another one, pix of which I will post very soon.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

my new hat

So I wanted a nice hat for myself, right? I saw this awesome yarn on someone's blog; it's TLC Essentials (I think) possibly called Surf n Turf? A pretty brown, tan, turquoise varigated. I decided I wanted crochet, so I found a pattern for a cloche:

Kinda... blech. Too stiff, and the color pooling stinks. So I frogged that puppy and cast on for a generic knitted hat:

Gorgeous! Natural stripes! Soft and stretchy! I think I will add a pompom, because I made it sorta, uhm, tall? and it sticks up off the head, so a pompom will balance it out. Vast improvement, oui?