Thursday, September 01, 2005

A hat, a sock and a thank you.

I finished up the hat for the golf tournament basket. It really was a quick knit. Thankfully, I had just enough yarn to finish...I was really worried for a minute...the squeeze technique just about failed me!
Here is David modeling the finished tash hat, but I think I will still block it.

Started: August 28, 2005
Finished: August 30, 2005
Pattern: Jo Sharp Hand Knitting Collection Tash Hat
Yarn: Filatura Di Crosa Primo in navy
Adjustments: none.

I also have one completed sock for my DH.

I am not loving the cast off I did. Anyone have any great cast off's for toe up socks? I did a sewing technique I found on line. I think it is an Elizabeth Zimmerman technique...but it just doesn't really do it for me.

Thank you for your birthday wishes. I made out really well this year! Lots of yarn shopping to be done...and a spa package! Just what I need.

FYI some have asked about the elliptical trainer (that I have used everyday!) it is a reebok RL 645. We got it at Cosco (equivalent of Sam's Club).


Stephanie said...

Do you have Vogue Knitting? I recently read something in there about binding off ribbing using a grafting technique - supposed to be super stretchy. If you can't find it, I'll look tonight. I find the worst part of toe-up socks is the bind off. I haven't tried the grafting yet, but am going to on my next pair and see if I like the result better than the EZ method that I use now.

Tam said...

I do almost exclusively toe up socks, Wendyknits generic one to be exact. I use a crocheted cast off. It gives you a ruffly looking top to your sock when it's off but it lies flat when on your leg. I NEVER have to worry that this cast off will be too tight- in fact it was too loose the first couple of times I did it. (You have to experiment with crochet hook sizes to get it just right) A regular cast off (in rib) done with needles a couple of sizes bigger works well for me too.

Purly Whites said...

I just tried a method, which I read somewhere, but have no idea where, so don't know if it has an actual name. I do a M1 increase every couple of stitches, it gives the cast-off more width and stretch. It worked fine and only sort of fluted out.

But, if you are doing ribbing, you can do the kitchener bind off, which is super stretchy. And looks good.

Lauren said...

love that hat!

Wool Winder said...

Whoever gets the golf tournament basket is going to love the hat...very nice!