Thursday, October 04, 2007

Flap Happy

No sooner do I crow to you all about how I'm over the hump on my Mini Cardi and it's going to start flying off the needles, then I drop it like a hot potato and cast on for something new! It might have been the need for near-instant gratification, or maybe to redeem myself after my fair isle failure. OR it could be the view outside my window

reminding me that cold weather gear will soon be the order of the day.

Whatever the motivation, I decided Nick needed a really warm hat for those bitter days when, like it or not, the dog still needs a walk.

A Hat For Nick
Pattern: Ryan's Hat by Pam Allen
Yarn: Morehouse Merino 2-ply used double throughout
Needles: US#8 dpns and two circulars
Modifications: I had to adjust a bit for an extra large head and a yarn substitution. I increased to 102 stitches rather than 90. Because I messed with the numbers, I also had to mess with the charted pattern, so I used a combination of my own charted design and the one in the pattern.


I keep forgetting that I want to send a SHOUT-OUT to Alma and Ruth, who were in Juneau on a cruise ship a few weeks back and met me for a quick cuppa tea. This is the first time I've had a face-to-face meeting with knitters I met on line. What fun!!


Holly Jo said...

Does it get that cold in Juneau? The snow sure is beautiful. Looks like you have more snow on the mountains than us. :)

The hat is fantastic. :)

gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

I was enchanted by the hat until I saw your last view. How do you get any knitting done? I'd spend all my time staring out the window watching the light change. Still, it's a great hat. Are you in a green phase?

Hilary said...

So cute! I love the hat. And wow, what a view. It doesn't look like that here ...

textilejunkie said...

That last picture of yours is just gorgeous - wow what a view!

I just finished a hat using Morehouse merino also, it's such a great squishy treat for the fingers.

The hat looks fantastic and oh so warm. I can't wait to see your finished cardi.

Jeanne said...

Very nice hat - really cute. I'm very jealous of your gorgeous view - and the snow! I'm ready for winter!

Ann said...

Love the hat! Maggie has been asking for a new one and I think this is it!

What a view!!! I hope all is well with you.

Mary said...

Warm hats are such a pleasure in the winter.

And, while I'm at it, I've been meaning to tell you for some time now, that I really enjoy your blog posts.


chris said...

Love the hat - love the scenery. We plan on going back to your neck of the woods in two years - keep the tea pot ready!!

Knitting Bandit said...

Great Hat!! What fun! I love it. Thanks for the breathtaking photos.