Monday, March 1, 2010

Projects


Happy March to Everyone !


I have not posted for over two weeks. I thought about posting many times but just couldn't do it. The last time I posted, I was in a bit of a slump; a knitting slump that is. Well, I pulled myself up and feel much better. I’m awake ! I’m alive !

Now I won’t tell you that a lot of knitting was done. In fact, I hardly knitted at all.
Isn’t life gratious and generous in that we can always start over !

I knitted up this hat some weeks ago and finally blocked it last night. I made it to go with the heart mittens (still to be blocked). I have oogled over this hat for months and swore I’d make it. It’s called My Rose Red by Knitti-Christie. -- I just love this little pattern.

Initially I thought I’d make it for myself. I never planned on using red (not one of my favorite colors) but, it is one of the few fair isle hats with hearts that is a quick knit. Also, the needle and gauge size were close enough to my mittens.







The last time we spoke, I discussed my search for a simple shawl for the busy sock yarn I’d selected. I chose the Simple Yet Effective Shawl by Cosmic Pluto. There are approximately 220 yards in each skein of the Ditto yarn and I’m down by 7/8ths of a skein already. I’m using a size 7 needle so what I have now is close to the size of an Ishbel size shawl. I have two more skeins but may only need to knit just one ; unless I want a larger shawl. As you can see, the colors are very fall-like. I’ve been working on this shawl during rides in the car, my lunch hour and as I’m watching movies. I’m in no rush to complete this. I may put it down and pick it up right before the fall in case I need to change my knitting mood by working on a lighter color to put me in a spring/summer mood. I’m very happy with the shawl and I may even keep it for myself.


So, that's all for now. I hope to post again by either this weekend or very early next week !

Thanks for your patience.

8 comments:

Gale said...

Nice hat. Looking forward to seeing the shawl.

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Beautiful hat. I just love all things with hearts!

hakucho said...

Your hat is beautiful...such a perfect match for your mittens :)

martha - caknitter said...

your hat came out beautiful!

Sheila said...

The hat is gorgeous and the reciepent of the set is going love it. The colors in the shawl are absolutely gorgeous... simply gorgeous. I doubt you will be putting that down any time soon, the colors will keep you intrigued.

urbanknitrix said...

I love the hat. You did a wonderful job!!!

討厭愛上妳 said...

一沙一世界,一花一天堂,掌中握無限,剎那即永恆........................................

Lupie said...

Love this hat and would love to make it in baby size.
Thanks for the link for that beautiful shawl. It's on my must knit list. Can't wait to see yours done.