Thursday, September 10, 2009

Hat...Check





Over at the nut knit house, projects have been started and, praise be, completed. Over the weekend, I finished one pint sized chemo cap, only it's not so pint sized. It's amazing how big a child's head really is. My 21 year old has the same sized noggin as the 6 year old so it was nice to have a live-in model. I used the Seaman's Cap pattern I found on Ravelry and it turned out well in the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran. I love the color.

And even though I said never again, another pair of Fetching was also completed. I knit so many of these a few years ago, that I was all fetched out. It's a reliable pattern and goes really fast. I can knit a pair of these in about 8 hours. It beats the heck out of me how the designer got a pair of these from one skein of Cashmerino. That's impossible. Even using every last scrap of yarn, I can't get it done without busting into the second skein. I love the cable border on this and thought I should create a hat using that ribbing. Good thing I checked Ravelry first as I'm not the first one to think of this, and there are already patterns (free ones) to select from.

I'm between projects now. Instead of letting the Fetching leftovers go to waste, I'm swatching with it. I wanted to see how the Every Way Wrap would look knit up in the Cashmerino. I can't really talk about this though because despite checking for errata, I'm having a hard time getting past row one. I have a horrible time interpreting cable charts. I think I may use the color coding trick after I blow up the pattern. I've ripped the swatch 6 times. Somethings gotta give.

13 comments:

Miss 376 said...

I find charts really hard to follow at the best of times. I much rather follow written instructions

sapphireblue said...

Great job! You have way more "motor"vation than I do.

Brenda said...

I am glad that you reminded me of the gloves. I want to make some of those for Christmas presents so it is good to know they don't take long. I hope I can find some for a baby size also because I think my grandababy would like them. I am also glad you reminded me to go the Ravelry. I am not sure if I commented on the previous blog. The baby has been here this week. Too bad about the fair, but if the economy improves soon maybe something will keep it intact. Wishful thinking I know.

Rudee said...

Miss, I have no problem with lace charts. It's the cable charts I find perplexing.

Sapphire- it does feel good to finish something.

Brenda-- that's a great idea for Maddie. I bet she'd love them!

peggyln said...

Thank you for posting the pattern. I'm going to try knitting them. Christmas presents come to mind.

Rudee said...

peggyln, they make great gifts. Guys love the hat and girls love those mitts. I'd like to adapt the pattern with a flap for mittens. It gets so cold here that we need everything covered, but this would have an option. Hmmm....

Queenmothermamaw said...

I've never heard of fetchin. I know I do not knit but curious about that word. Maybe from being able to fetch with the fingers? I bet a covering that one could just fold back would be good.
QMM

Rose said...

I love the fetching pattern but I did a few too many too. If you're having trouble starting the wrap, it must be difficult. That was one of my alternate choices but I'm glad I passed.

Devon said...

I actually like to follow charts, I just move an oversized sti cky one line above where I am working to help me keep track.

What is it with the Fetching pattern. Every knitter that I know, myself included, has knit these things! My friend altered the pattern to take the cable out of the wrist area, put one cable down the center and used a different fancy yarn to dress up an extra long cuff which she folds over... very cute!

Also, loose the picot BO to keep it from curling!

Gail said...

I envy your talent!

Quiltluver said...

You know, I did know how to knit a long time ago. It's been ages since I made my very own pair of slippers, and I wouldn't have a clue how to do it now. I love to look at beautiful fiber and handmade items. In the knitting world, if one has a knitting machine it that a good thing or a bad thing? I never did master that very well. :)

Jadekitty said...

Those Fetchings are adorable :)

Kathleen said...

Remember when you weren't so sure you'd ever knit again? And now you've won a blue ribbon and created even more beauty.

Say, do you ever sell fetchings?

I'd be interested in purchasing a pair!