Follow up, and half project
Posted by Amber on December 23, 2006
First, thanks for the nice comments on my scarf! The yarn is Scarlet Fleece Silk & Ivory, in “Claret” (not shown). It’s 50% silk/50% merino, 200 yards per ball (I have two), sportweight, and I’m using size 7 needles (which took a while to get used to – I don’t see how Judy can make such great shawls using fingering weight yarn with large needles. Fingering weight yarn and size 0/1, sure — but on 6s and 7s? Practice, of course, but wow.)
In other news, I finished knitting the felted bucket hat:
There’s a tip in the pattern to use a 39 oz coffee can to block the hat while it dries. Seeing as I don’t drink coffee from a 39 oz can, I pondered what to do. Then I remembered my grandfather drinks coffee from 39 oz cans, so I called him and found out what brand he likes, and picked one up on my way home from work. After the hat is dry, I can pop it in the mail, and everyone wins!