Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Out of Order!
I know I did something that wasn't on my schedule, but I needed to cross at least one finish line today. I chose the project with the phattest yarn and the biggest needles.
Here we have my version of the Robin's Egg Blue Hat. It's not very blue, is it? No indeed. It's handspun. Mountain Colors Targhee Top. You're not allowed to ask the colorway, because I wouldn't have a clue. Usually, I label the skein when I'm done spinning, but I must have forget to do this one. It's very possible that this color is Northern Lights. That makes it perfect.
Details: I cast on this morning and used a size 8 needle to do the seed stitch band. I finished the band waiting to see the head shrinker. While knitting, I hoped she didn't shrink my head too much, because I didn't want to have to auction off another hat. It's still cold here and believe it or not, this is the first hat I've knit for myself this year. When I finished the band, I switched to US size 10 double points and from that point, it was about another hour of knitting until done. I love it. It fits perfectly, and I've finally finished at least one of my projects.
The shawl is still in time out.
I hope I don't lose points for the hat hair.