Ironically, I somehow started typing “Knitting Su…” I can only assume “sucks” was coming out of my brain/fingers. Crazy!!
After quite a long hiatus, we have a finished object. May I present the Dusk Cotton Hat!
That’s the only photo you get because the hat is going to a chemo patient, and while I love having Sissy and flower pots model most things, I don’t play around with gifts for those with compromised immune systems. In prayer shawl fashion, I knitted as much peace, hope and good wishes into that hat as possible.
Pattern: Short-Rows Wavy Hat (non-Ravelry link so all can see) is knitted flat (note the kitchener ridge on the far left in my photo). Normally, I avoid seams like the plague, but I loved this textured pattern and wanted to give it a try. It was an easy to memorize pattern that traveled well.
Yarn: I am in love with Universal Cotton Supreme. It is so soft, and knitted flat on larger needles, it didn’t bother my hands at all. The colorway was called Dusk. I have a few more skeins of this in my stash, and believe me, it’s going to be the first cotton I reach for.
Needles: The flat part was knitted on #9s. The tippy-top was finished off with #8 dpns.
Verdict: I’d like to do this in a self-striping yarn. It’s a GREAT little pattern… so great that the very long 30-some stitch kitchener didn’t upset me.
I’m still picking up the Argosy baby blanket. It’s well past halfway, but it’s tedious. I need to finish it by mid-May so I can give it to the mama
before the baby goes to pre-school next time I see her. Since I now know it’s a girl, I’ll be adding a pretty PANK single-crochet border and embroidering the same PANK flowers on some of the squares.
Maybe. Time is of the essence. Hem. Luckily, crochet is fast.
I’m getting ready to finish a garter scarf, and then I’m going to test knit some socks for gMarie so she’ll formally write up the pattern for the whole world to enjoy. I’m not sure who is motivating whom here, but that’s where the phrase mutually beneficial comes from, no?
What are you working on? Don’t tell me you don’t knit. Most of you read, bake, sew or SOMETHING!!
Oh – and all yarn in these photos came from Dog House Yarns & More. Yes, I am affiliated with said store, so let me know when you’re going to be there.