Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Two-Day Beret

Yes, it really only took two days. Although I knit a lot during those two days. Heh.

Moss stitch beret
Pattern: Moss Stitch Beret by Kent Turman
Yarn: 100Purewool 3-ply in Azul Profundo
Needle: 3US

I'm truthfully not sure why Kent has one cast on provisionally on dpns. It takes a special kind of talent to cast on 90 stitches in the round provisionally on dpns. Quickly, but not quickly enough, I realized this would be an easier task on a small circular needle. Otherwise, I knit the hat a little taller than called for because I knew I wanted to pull it down over my ears. It was snowing here just yesterday. Yeah, this hat has to be functional and cute. But really, when you are staring down another "numbing" winter, cute really takes a back seat to functional.

While the little one and I were sick, we ended up getting a new camera. Hooray for entering the land of DSLR. Hooray for pick-me-up purchases whilst ill.

M in B&W
Snack in black and white

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Warm Heads, Warm Hearts

These hats were so much fun to make, I almost wish I had more children.
Very Warm Hats
Almost, but you know, not really. I love my kids, but we've been passing around an intestinal bug and I am glad we only have four people in the house.
Snowflake Hat
Very Warm Hat by Meg Swansen, a handout from Knitting Camp '07
Chart by Tiennie Knits "Norwegian Star Earflap Hat"
Yarn: Cascade 220 Paints #9867 & Cascade 220 white