Thursday, June 01, 2006

Hat And 1/3

I put the Wobbly Tote bag on hold for a few days to let my thoughts about the handles simmer. Thanks so much to Gale and DipsyD for the input. Having left my flesh and blood knitting community behind when we moved to Juneau (10 months ago!), it's very gratifying to now have a cyber knitting community. I'll get back to the tote shortly, and I think I will add just a few stitches to the buttonhole and then a few more to the handles themselves. Keep your fingers crossed!

SO for a diversion and some quick knitting gratification I dug through the stash, pulled out some Lamb's Pride worsted weight, and knit up a quick hat to send to the Dulaan Project. I've been meaning to do this for ages and the deadline is fast approaching. Last night I asked my 12.5 year old what he thought of the finished hat. Once assured it was not for him, he said he liked it. Apparently we've never let him get cold enough to appreciate a good, solid wool hat, no matter how brightly colored.

While in hat mode I also started a chemo cap for my TeamAlaska Community Project. I'm using ShineSport from Knitpicks and I'm loving this yarn. I washed and dried a little swatch and it came out beautifully. Mmm .. and so soft!

Dulaan Hat Specs:
Yarn: Lamb's Pride Worsted
Needles: US 7 - I did this in the round on 2 addi circulars
Pattern: None .. just a basic hat that's sure to fit someone. I cast on 80 stitches and started with a 2x2 rib.


Yarngirl said...

Wonderful hats - I'm loving that pink one, especially!

Hilary said...

Me too, the pink one looks adorable. You are whipping through those!

Dipsy D. said...

Wow, I love those hats - the finished one as well as the one in progress! But yep, I have to agree with the other commenters, the pink one rocks a bit more, it's going to look fantastic!