Sunday, November 20, 2005

We have fire!

After starting, restarting, ripping, restarting, redoing the "flames", knitting the flames too tightly, ripping the flames out, reknitting the flames inside out, decreasing, ripping out the decreases to add length, redoing the decreasing....we have flames:



He wanted flames last year, but I just didn't know how to do it...look at me now!

Started: November 18, 2005
Finished: November 20, 2005
Yarn: Patons Classic Merino.
Pattern: My own little design...if you want it I could post the pattern, it's embarrassingly simple.

You can still see some of the twists of the floats, but it's really the best I could do. I am hoping that blocking will help it, and if it blocks like the little evergreen bag, it will help.

Here are two of the nephews I am knitting for with last years hats...both of their new ones are now done!




To answer a couple questions. The evergreen bag's dimensions and gauge I knit are: 8" high, by 16" around at 22sts in 4"

A few of you have asked about my thoughts on Lion Brands Wool-Ease. It knit just fine. It did a little splitting now and then when I was knitting the arm and neck holes with bamboos...a sharper tip than the addis I used for the vest itself. It washes and dries wonderfully. It gets much softer (not so acrylic crunchy) after washing. Would I use it again? For the kids and for those who need machine washable, yes. For myself, no. If I am going to take the time and effort to knit, I would rather use a more luxurious (yummy) yarn...sorry I am a little bit of a yarn snob.

11 comments:

Angela said...

The flames look great! I can't even see any of the little twists. I'm sure he'll love it!

gail said...

Your hats are great and the little evergreen bag is precious. Makes me want to go out and get the book!!

Acornbud said...

I really like the flames. The hat is great. Will boys wear red hats? You might have to keep it for yourself, heh.

MissyJoon said...

I love your flame hat! Could you post your pattern? I think it would be a fun hat to knit!

Mandy said...

The hat looks great! Could you post the patten? I think it would be fun to try!

Laura said...

You should definitely post the pattern. I think there will be nephews (sons, boyfriends, etc.) clamoring for flames! :)

Kristy said...

The hat looks great! Way to go. :)

Wanda said...

Your nephews will be so happy. The flames turned out very well.

Stephanie said...

The flames are wonderful. And yet another finished project. You continually amaze me. Where do you find the time?

Purly Whites said...

Aaaww, you just look so cute in hats. I wish I looked that cute in hats. Great job on the flames and the nephews are adorable. Although I'm sure if they knew I called them adorable, they'd be mortified.

Jacqui said...

I love the hat! Please post the pattern; I'd love to make one for my 15yo DS who won't wear hats. I think he'd think this one's cool enough to wear! (maybe you'll see him walking around Windsor with it on; how cool would that be?)