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 this....green and white...a huge head...and here we are:
I must say that I am loving this knitpicks swish...so 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 dryer...like it says you can do, and give you a report.
Have you seen the previews?
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 knit...love it.
Ohhhhhh so many projects for ME....after the Christmas knits.