Monday, February 21, 2011

Ian's Hat

I learned a long time ago that combining colors is not always my strength. I tend to stay with blues and purples and rarely go into the yellows and greens. So when my son's friend Ian wanted a hat with burnt orange and forest green with a checkerboard pattern, I just went ahead with it, even though I would not put these two colors together on my own. See? Colors are not my strength. I think it looks wonderful.


Encore Worsted Weight 
   Amount: 1 skein of burnt orange (A) and forest green (B)S
   Knitting Gauge: 4 stitches = 1" on #9 needles

Needles: US8 and US9 circular 16-inch; one set US9 DPN or size needed to obtain gauge
   Stitch marker

 stitches = 1" on #9 needles

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Chroma Slouchy Hat


Have you tried KnitPicks Chroma yarn?

I ordered this yarn because I liked the colors, but oh my!! the softness. I have read that some people don't like it because it has some shubs and thin areas, but in this patterns, that only adds to the character of the hat.

Chroma Worsted Weight in Midwinter
   Amount: 1 skein: 198 yards/100 gram ball
   Content: 70% Wool, 30% Nylon
   Knitting Gauge: 4 stitches = 1" on #9 needles

Timing is not everything

Ok, so my timing is not great. It's 3:08 a.m. and I decided to create a blog. I have thought about doing this for awhile, but alas, after writing all day at work, I only want to knit. However, I do want to start doing recording my knitting project and designs. Plus now that I am not working, I may want to write in a blog more often.
But now I am tired. Hopefully, I can get some sleep and work on this in the morning.