17 December 2008
So I knit a hat and mittens for me. (I probably won't really wear this hat either, even though I should.)
The yarn is from my friend, LC, from awhile ago. (A year or so?) It is KnitPicks Shamrock in Reilly. I still have most of one skein left, too. Maybe I can knit a neckwarmer.The mittens are an Ann Budd recipe. I added a few rows here and there, but otherwise pretty much followed along. I used size 7 needles. I started these on Monday evening, and finished this morning as I was going over the student emails and the like.
The hat is from Yarn Harlot. An Unoriginal Hat. I did one change: I used size 10.5 needles aka 6.5 mm, because I don't have 7mm dpns. It fits me a bit snug, and it also fits the Wiz, who thinks he should get the hat. It might wind up his--I hate wearing hats. But it is a good looking hat, I think.
A close up of the cables: pretty easy, but interesting to do and to look at. I started it at noon, and finished it about 3 and a half hours later. Not too bad. I think it would make a good gift, too. I'll probably knit it again some day.
Maybe I'll wear it.