Sunday, October 18, 2009

What issss that?

Mountain Colors Targhee Top Ruby River/Mohair blend (handspun)

Tell me, what do you suppose this is? If you guessed pizza, well you're wrong.

It's that stupid hat pattern I've been following. The troubles with numbers has continued, but I just stopped paying attention to them. Have I told you how tasty Blue Moon's Harvest Moon beer is? It has some pumpkin in the brew. Different, but good. It's handy for helping me ignore the written errors in this pattern. After 1, I barely cared. Two? What numbers?


Speaking of pumpkins, here's the one I'm going to use to block my hat. I bought this pumpkin Saturday with all of the intentions of baking a pie, but it's got the perfect diameter of 22 inches. Yes, that knitted pizza will shrink from its ginormous size to a snug, form fitting, pill box style hat. Well it will if my experiment in knitting without numbers pans out. We'll see. Who knew I had a pumpkin head? Don't answer that.


I've noticed my attempt to keep up with my to-do list is slacking. Whatever. Eventually this stuff will get done. Color has gotten in the way. For some reason, I've never been able to tackle Fair Isle, or stranded knitting. Until now. I admit, I'm smitten with the array of colorwork patterns out there and I really want to learn how to do this. Maybe it's Kristin Nicholas' new book, Color by Kristin, that's leading me down this primrose lane. The book selection came down to two, Kristin's and another that was too pedestrian and matronly to recall here. Every time I turned a page in Kristin's book, I could visualize myself wearing her confections. Seriously, if for nothing else, this book is worth the treat for the eyes in the pattern department. The colors are stunning and the technique will come, I'm sure.


13 comments:

Silliyak said...

I was thinking Placenta, but that's just me.

Gail said...

Strawberry Pie...a hat. I knew what is was because some of my crochet hats have begun life in the same shape. Your creative stitching shall solve the problem.

I thought this time off was supposed to be relaxing, not a work-a-thon.

Rudee said...

Sillliyak--I didn't see it that way, but you make a good point. Now I wonder if I'll ever be able to wear it?

Gail--I am relaxing!

Cheryl said...

I love the color of that hat and knew exactly what it was. Christie wears them ALL the time and won't take them off her head. I suspect you will have the numbers figured out soon. Pumpkin beer and knitting, sounds like a bad combination when working on a new project with lots of counting, LOL. But, it also sounds like a cozy, fall evening, so I guess it is a trade off.

The colors do look stunning in that book. Amazing really. I wouldn't know where to start!

You will beautiful in that hat, wear it with pride.
XXXXXXXX

Miss 376 said...

I can remember trying to do my mum a fair isle top. It just got tighter and tighter, Never dared attempt it since, lol.
Don't worry about the list,they just keep growing anyway

Stephanie V said...

Well done...it looks like a hat to me. Love your hat form - that's my kind of improv.

J'Ollie Primitives said...

'Fair Isle Sweaters Simplified' by Philosopher's Wool is a good Fair Isle knitting book. They make it look easy ~ OK maybe not EASY...the furthest I've gotten is to make little practice rounds.

I was thinking strawberry tart...beautiful color.

sapphireblue said...

I almost spit my drink when I saw the post aobut the placenta! I think it looks like a really big pepporoni. I do think it's pretty though.

Brenda said...

Looking good Rudee! I love that perfect pumpkin!

Jadekitty said...

That is a beautifully round pumpkin :)

Queenmothermamaw said...

I thought it was a bowl cover. To go over a plastic bowl cover. Yes the colors are gorgeous.
QMM

NCmountainwoman said...

I love the colors. And you have a great incentive to finish it...the pumpkin won't last forever!

Sandy said...

I spend much more time looking at art books than doing anything, I love the visuals!