2/12/2006

Updates

Thought I'd post a couple of project updates since it's been a week or so since my last post. First up, the Cashmere Crossings is coming along slowly. I'm almost done with the front, but then I have to start the huge task of knitting the back. I'm just about all-purpled out!

I am up to the first part of the feather and fan pattern of my Wave Skirt. I like how it looks and I'm pretty sure I'm doing it right. It is looking nice with all the blues. I haven't been able to take a nice picture of it though so that will have to wait.

I finished a quick little project for a birthday gift, the felted bucket hat from Chic Knits. If you follow the link to my gallery you can see all the details there.

I haven't cast on for my socks yet for the Sockapalooza, nor have I cast on for my sweater for the Year-of-the Sweater Along. Those are two things on the to-do list.

Felted Bucket Hat

Pattern: Felted Bucket Hat from
Chic Knits
.
Yarn: Elann Peruvian Highland in a dark green (1 and a bit balls).
Started: Approximately February 2nd, 2006
Finished: February 7th, 2006 - including felting and sewing on ribbon.
Comments: This was actually knitted for my sister's birthday (which was on February 5th) so it's late - it still needs to be mailed! I really enjoyed making this. It knit up quick, although I think my gauge was a little off.


Pre-felting



Shaping and Drying. I used a large plastic pitcher to get the right shape. I first tried a large pyrex jug, but it's rounded shape made my hat look like a military helmet with fuzz on it (according to my husband.)



Finished, with a ribbon to give it a bit of flare.