Done! These hats are so much fun to make.
The pattern is easy, the only hard part is joining the lining, but it’s kinda fun, too. It’s just a pain to juggle all those needles. I don’t think I’ll have a chance to wear it anytime soon, seeing as it’s almost April and around the 80’s in Southern California, but the next time I go somewhere cold, this will be the hat.
(Joining the lining is a pain in the butt.)
My Knit Picks order finally got here today, and the mail person has decided to stop ringing the doorbell or knocking when they drop something off, so I didn’t see it until a little while ago.
So, thus is the start of my second Red Light Special. I actually ordered the right colors this time, aren’t they pretty? The picture is pretty true to color, so.
I made a quicky hat today at school.
The color is better in this picture, but still not right, it’s a bit darker, but, whatever.
Pattern: The Professionalfrom CrochetMe
Hook Size: US Size H-8
Yarn: Cascade 220, less than one skein
I modified it to accommodate my smaller gauge, and made it longer than the pattern calls for. It turned out really cute, I love the shell stitch, I think I need to make one for my sister, maybe in White?
I offered my dad the Red Light Special Hat, and he liked it. He even payed me for the yarn cost so I could order more yarn for another! What a guy. Here are the colors I chose:
Considering how long Knit Picks takes with delivering their orders, I have a while until it arrives. So, I hope to finish a pair of socks I’ve been working on before my yarn gets here.
Aint it cute? I think so. I’m using a skein of my Self Striping Sock Yarn, basic 64 stitch sock pattern.
I hope you guys have a good saturday (and St. Patricks day!). I’m going with my sister to get her Senior Portraits taken, then Cosmic Bowling tonight, woo hoo!
Yay! I love it. I love Fair Isle. I love to knit it, I love to look at it. Very Pretty. I’m a little disapointed with the colors I chose, because I ordered the wrong ones. Doh. So, I think this one may go to my dad, and I’ll make myself a new one someday. Or maybe i’ll share this one with my dad.
Mom says I should enter it in the County Fair this summer. Maybe I will! After looking at the Fun Fur scarves and old lady sweaters that won blue ribbons last year, I think I would have a good chance :)
Yarn: Knit Picks “Telemark” in four different Colors; Black, Skyline, Alpine Frost, and Bayberry.
Needles: US Size 3 for the Lining, Size 4 for the main body. Knit on 16″ Circular and DPNs.
Pattern: Red Light Special from Brooklyn Tweed. Awesome pattern. Very well written, super easy to make. This would be a perfect first fair-isle project, the desginer explains things very well.
I know I haven’t posted in a while. I spent my whole day yesterday writing a midterm that’s due today, so I didn’t get much knitting done. I did get a few rounds of my Red Light Special hat in while watching Grey’s Anatomy. I plan on hopefully finishing that today. But, as for right now, I gotta go get ready to go to school. Bye!
I went to the mall last weekend with my brother, and I was looking at earrings in one of those little girly accessory stores, and I though “I want to get my ears peirced again.” and my brother said “Just do it!” So I did.
Yay! I love it. My mom wasn’t so happy about it though, heh heh. Now I really want to stock up my earring stash, I don’t have all that many, I wanna go to the mall!!
Let’s see… knitting stuff… I’ve been working on a Dream Swatch in this really nice Cashmere I got as a Gift (from Wendy!), but I don’t have a picture for you right now. I think, though, I’m going to finish my Red Light Special.
4 more DPN organizers in the shop, these things are in high demand, haha. So, for those of you who have been waiting, jump on it now. Thanks guys!!
As always, click the pictures to see them full-sized.
I’m in love with this one, I really am. It was so fun to make, the pattern was easy and I memorized it pretty quick, I knit it in one of my most favorite yarns, and it only took me, what? 5 days? It ended up measuring about 54 inces across, perfect. I wanted it to be a little small, so I can wear it like a scarf, because I’m not sure i’d wear it any other way.
I never really thought that I was a shawl person, but if I call it a scarf, than that’s okay. I really love it.
Yarn: Lorna’s Laces Superwash Wool; Sport Weight. 1 skein plus, like, 1/4 of a second skein. This yarn, like I said, is one of my favorites. The colors are perfect, and it blocked really well.
Needles: US Size 8 24″ Circular
Modifications: I didn’t do the fancy pointy edge that the pattern called for, instead, I just added a couple more repeats, then a few rows of garter stitch, then Bound Off. I’m not a fancy-pointy-edge kind of Girl.