Yarny Goodness!

Another super exciting fun knitblog

  • November Knit Goals

    I'm prone to being a scatterbrain, so I try to make a short list of things to accomplish each month (lest I have 27 different non matching socks).

    Same as last month: Sleep more. Study more. Knit more. Sleep more.

  • Sweater-a-Month 2008

    Cabled Hoodie: Cascade 220 - Needs seams

    Urban Aran

    Mariah: Ella Rae Classic

    Tricot

    Tubesque: Noro Garden + ???

    CeCe: Silky Wool

    Lucy in the Sky

    Rogue: Handspun - Needs seams

    Elizabeth Zimmermann's Bog Jacket

    Ribbi Cardi: Cotton Ease (Blue/White)

    Ruffled Surplice (spring 07 Interweave): Yard TBD

    Red Carpet Convertible

    Silk Corset Top: Alchemy Synchronicity

    Eyelet Rib Cardi (inspired by Spring 07 Interweave)

    Bella Paquita: Shelridge? Karabella? Sublime?

    A top down set in sleeve sweater (a la Barbara Walker)

    Giselle

    Vintage Pink (Raspberry) Cardigan - FINISHED!!

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:

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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!

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One Response to “Follow up, and half project”

  1. judy said

    39 oz of coffee in a can! yikes! And yes, it takes a bit getting used to with the thin yarn and larger sized needles. Another hat eating your head. I think those hats like you!

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