Wednesday, February 27, 2008

FO: A Touch of Whimsy hat

Note: Excessive cat hair in picture alert!
Yarn: Less than 218 yards of Purewool Poison
Pattern: This was a fun pattern to knit. Knitting the bottom and forcing myself to learn to graft made it all the more interesting, I'm pretty pleased with my first attempt at grafting. The top is a bit pointy which I'm sure is somehow my fault. I probably should have switched to size 7 needles the last few rows, because I always knit a bit looser on dpns when it gets tight and little. Perhaps this can straighten itself out with blocking/manual tightening of stitches. The color pooling is a bit strange in some sections, but I like it anyways.

In other news, look what came in the mail for me:
Though I don't if I will be making any of the patterns anytime soon, this is a really cute book. Makes me want to start reading Harry Potter all over again....while knitting a house sweater.

1 comment:

Becka the Spoiled Knitter said...

Hey! Your hat is GORGEOUS!! I am more honored than you can imagine that you chose to knit one of my designs, thanks so much! I am about to add it to the galleries so that I can show off your work!
FYI, I know the "photo galleries" are amateur, but I just HAVE to show off my fellow knitters photos of WK Designs so I do the best that I can, LOL! One day, one day I'll have a real one....one can hope!
Thanks again, I'm so honored!