Sunday, October 15, 2006

Let's talk hats.

I need a break from socks...I know it's socktober, but come on. I finished the Rib and Cable socks. They are drying and I will post on them hopefully tomorrow.

So, let's talk hats.

Someone knit one of my patterns!
Check out Martha's R2D2 hat! Beautiful.

She made it in a different gauge and loved the pattern.
Martha also decided to knit the lining first and then knit up the hem. I wasn't sure how this would work out with fair isle, so I avoided it.
She says "There is a slight dimpled line in the fabric where I K2tog the lining to the body of the hat. If you are a perfectionist I would not recommend it, but if you hate hemming it's not that noticeable."
I don't see it!

Martha didn't have a problem with the pattern, but says to remind you to knit the "may the force be with you" starting with the last letter "u" because you knit the chart from right to left.

Next, Kurtis' hat. After many emails we came up with something he would like. A mix of this and and white...a huge head...and here we are:

I must say that I am loving this knitpicks much so that I have projects flying around my head clouding the christmas knits that are a priority right now.
I did hand wash the swatch because I had to use devon doubled in white for the pattern. I will swatch with extra yarn (if there is any) and put it in the washer AND the it says you can do, and give you a report.

Have you seen the previews?

Vogue Holiday

Interweave knits Winter ...there is also a holiday preview that I was really looking forward to...yeah, it is mostly repeats. Very disappointing.

Can I just say, I will be rewarding myself after Christmas knitting with that bag, scarf and sweater (all in the same row) in the Vogue Holiday. HELLLLLOOO gorgeous cabled sweater.

Also loving the Provincial Waistcoat, the Pewter Coat, the Enid Cardigan, the Venezia Pullover, and the Blue Skies Cardigan in the IK preview. The Blue Skies Cardigan reminds me of what my Meme used to it.

Ohhhhhh so many projects for ME....after the Christmas knits.


mle said...

I'm glad to hear a lot of people are liking KP Swish! It seems to come in a lot of great colors.
Oh I love that Enid Cardigan too! The to-do list just keeps getting longer....LOL!

Acornbud said...

I love the Wisteria socks and the R2D2 hat. None of my Fairisle projects have materialized, and now here's another one:)

Elinor said...

I'm looking forward to your post wash/dry Swish review. I bought a few balls but haven't knit them yet. I'm xcited by the possibilty of cheap superwash, however!!! KP rules. BTW, the socks are gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!

gail said...

I also like the Enid Cardigan--but I don't have enough years left to knit everything on my to do list!! As for lining hats for kids--and adults--I have been lining them with a band of lightweight polar fleece and knitting just a short hem. Most people I know tend to find even the softest and gentlest of wool scratchy. This saves me knitting time and the recipients prefer it.

--Deb said...

Thanks for posting the previews--I'd seen the IK Holiday one, but not the others....

Anonymous said...

Okay, I think I'm going to like the Winter IK. There's some fabulous stuff in there.

Anonymous said...

I love your skull hat! I'm thinking of making my son a skull and crossbones sweater. Did you make up the fair isle motif or did you find it somewhere?

Theresa said...

Yeah, I was really excited about the IK Holiday issue, until I saw that I already have almost all of the patterns already. Too bad, isn't it?