Monday, October 25, 2004

Amy Rocks

So now that I've finished the Very Warm Hat for DH, DD has been bugging me for a more complex design: "I want a skull cap but I want it to be lacy and it has to be, like, warm. Oh, and pink." Amy's pattern (second from the top) plus the Noro my KR Secret Pal sent me (see below)equals success! Life is good (and Amy rocks).

Saturday, October 23, 2004

Two, Two, Two Hats in One!

full hat

gray hat

black hat
Posted by Hello So, I'm pretty pleased with my version of EZ's Very Warm Hat. A most adaptable pattern...make one basic stocking cap in the yarn of your choice, throwing in stripes, motifs, mosaics, whatever--then pick up around the base of the first hat (you could use any provisional cast-on, but EZ suggests picking up in the purl bumps behind a long-tail cast-on--ez as pie) and do it again. First hat fits inside second hat and you have two, two, two hats in one! Thanks as always, Elizabeth Zimmermann (pattern in Knitting Around)

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Look what I got...

Posted by Hello A gift from my secret pal! Nearly three skeins of passionately pink and purple Noro Kureyon; my pal suggests a scarf but must instinctively know that my darling daughter has been bugging me for a hat and lord knows it must be pink. Thanks, pal!!

Saturday, October 09, 2004

A Very Warm Hat in progress...

Elizabeth Zimmermann was a genius. In Knitting Around, she presents a pattern for a "Very Warm Hat"--you make one hat, flip it over, pick up stitches around the rim, and do it all over again, ending up with two reversible layers of very warm hat. Like I said, genius. Posted by Hello

Sunday, October 03, 2004

Knit-Out 2004

Posted by Hello Just got back from volunteering at the Knit-Out in Union Square; it was most inspiring. I've been in a knitting slump, hence the lack of posts--not a slump really, just getting my rhythm back in the wake of a new job after the luxury of time for knitting during the summer. The Knit-Out was packed; tons of people of all shapes and persuasions waiting for instruction. I taught three people to knit in the space of an hour, and I feel great about that.