Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Turn a Black Square

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Pattern: Turn a Square Hat

Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver Solid
Needles: US 7
CO: Nov 16 BO: Nov 17
Modifications: CO 96 sts
No increases after 2 x 2 ribbing
Knit for 7 inches, began decreases by putting a marker every 24 sts. Son asked for long hat that could be pulled down without using the ribbing….

I am sure it is impossible to take a detailed picture of a black hat.... Almost as impossible as making the darn thing. (Kate agrees!) Fortunately it's all st st so it's knitting that can be done without looking at it. I watched 21 while making most of it. There were several rather tense spots in the movie, so knitting was fast and furious! Really good movie, BTW, if you're looking for something to watch during brain dead knitting.

My next project, another hat, is Meret.
Here's a pic from Dyed in the Wool. I got a skein of Noro as a gift and haven't found anything to do with it. So, this is what I've found. I'm not sure it'll work out as the yarn is really awfully scratchy, although many say it'll soften with washing.... dunno...we'll see...

I really want to make this sweater for myself. However, I'm built like this:Do you think a design like this would just exaggerate the belly and butt? I'm thinking there is no way to avoid it even if I lengthen the sweater. Opinions?

I'm not really one to jump on the band wagon every time a new yarn or set of needles zips through every knitting info source on-line. However, I think I've found one I want to try when it comes out...and my new LYS, Grandma's Spinning Wheel, is going to carry it. Mini-Mouchi is a very pretty sock yarn... I'm not too thrilled about the fact it takes two skeins to make a pair of regular socks... Cuz I'm sure the price is gonna make it way past my price range. But it is pretty! Here's some pics of it knitted.

Keeping the "We" in "Yes, We Can"!

Nan has some interesting words about Security.

How WE can help the victims of the Southern California Fires.


  1. Great looking hat! You could use some photo software to lighten the picture. The color would look more gray, but at least you could see the stitch detail.

    About the sweater - why don't you try some ready made sweaters in this style. See if you like the way they fit. Then if you do, you can knit up the February sweater.

  2. I love this February sweater pattern. I see it on so many blogs lately. I purchased a store-bought sweater similar to this one recently in the exact shade of green that is shown. It camouflages the tummy area nicely (and the hips) but the white turtleneck underneath makes the boob area look like there is a problem (sigh). I still get a lot of compliments on it so I say...go for it!

  3. I had to laugh at the Venus photo. I've often jokingly said that I looked like her too. Thanks for the specifics on how you modified the hat pattern, very useful.

  4. Thanks for noticing my hat and linking me, but unfortunately you used my photograph without my permission. Please can you remove it and just leave a link to my blog or one of my Flickr photos.
    Thank you very much in advance.


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