17 December 2008

I'm Cold

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.


lcinsunnysocal.wordpress.com said...

Nicely done! I'm glad the yarn looks so nice all knitted up and is keeping you warmies! I hate hats too. I look like a total dweeb in one!

Stay warm!

Kate said...

I just hate them. I don't know why. I'll wear a hood, but hats drive me crazy.

If I'm cold enough maybe I'll wear it. If not, both Game Boy and the Wiz want it.

Beth said...

Great snow pics! I feel the same as you about hats--have one, never wear it. If we had all that snow, I might consider it, though!