Monday, December 24, 2007

progress report

3 pm Saturday I declared I was done for the day and planned to watch a movie and knit a hat for a bro-in-law. I used a don't mess with me tone.
Handknit hats
I'd sort of wanted to make that Noro scarf (you've seen it before?) but ran out of time so went the hat route.
pattern: Improvised 2-1 rib, over 92 stitches in the round
needles: us 7
yarns: 1 skein Noro Kureyon, 1 skein handyed charcoal-black merino from Farmhouse Yarns.
Thanks to the not-so-solid color of the black/charcoal,much softer than a true evenly dyed black, the switching colors worked well. When I got to the decreases I made the Noro stripes wider, I realized I liked knitting them better than the black and the 2-2 stripes were too symmetrical. (Did I mention I was in a a bad mood?)
Handknit hats

Handknit hats
I think he'll like it.

And here's an alpaca silk beret hat that only needs a button decision.

All that's left is some wrapping, one sock and a long car ride. Good to go!


Anonymous said...

OMG, I LOVE that hat. And the beret, gorgeous!! I hope you're going to bring back action photos .. hint, hint ...

Happy, Merry, All the Best in 2008!

Carole Knits said...

Great hats! Safe travels and have a wonderful holiday.

Mary Lou said...

Beautiful. I do have a skein of Silk Garden somewhere. Maybe a last minute project? I am half finished a scarf for my husband and can't find that other ball of Cascade 220 superwash. Grrr... Safe travels and enjoy a few days off!

eyeleen said...

Beautiful hat! I love the stripes and that greeny-reddish-brown.