Sunday, January 27, 2008

I have finished my Inga Hat!
Pattern: Inga Hat
Yarn: Knit Picks Merino Style Storm, Asparagus, and a little Vanilla; less than one ball of each
Needles: 3.25mm and 3.75mm for colorwork
Started: 1/18/2008
Finished: 1/26/2008

I am very happy with it. It fits me really well, but it is a little taller than I like. If I knit this again, which I may do, I would start a few rows into the colorwork. I carried the MC, Storm, in my right hand and the CC, Asparagus, in my left, and it worked beautifully for me. I may be switching from a thrower to a picker! The braid was neat if a little fiddly. I used this tutorial which is really good, but my yarns were so twisted by the end. I used magic loop for the colorwork, but I think a 16" needle and dpns would have worked a lot better for me. I am heading to the Knit Picks site after this to purchase some for my next hat.

I keep forgetting to take pics of Wicked so I finally did it today. Sorry for the lack of action shots, but I haven't showered since Friday after tae kwon do and I am still wearing my pj's.

Pattern: Wicked
Yarn: Cascade 220 Heathers 4009(?) 5 skeins
Needles: US7, 4.5mm and US6, 4.0mm

More pics of Flickr.

Josh is brewing today so I get lots of knitting time to myself! We did all the fun stuff yesterday, you know, grocery shopping, returning bottles and getting rid of recycling. We also went to HuHot for some yummy food. I may start a new project. I gave Norberta some eyes and now I want to define her mouth a little more, maybe with some teeth, and give her a nose. I should probably go to the gym too.


RadioactiveUnicorn said...

That hat is beautiful! So is the sweater. Don't forget the action shot!

LittleB22 said...

Your Inga hat turned out awesome! I love the sweater too! I can't wait until I get good enough to be able to make things like that!!

AndreaLea said...

Wow! Love the hat! Two colors scares me but I really want to try it.

And Wicked looks awesome as well. :)

Dragonfly said...

Ok, I read this late Tuesday and "haven't showered since Friday" really worried me at first!

Wicked looks great but I'm totally impressed with Inga!

Carla said...

I love the colorway you went with on the hat!

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