Tuesday, October 5, 2010


As we've seen, there's been a flurry of knit-related activity this past week chez Dear. Not only has there been serious stash enhancement and moderate knitting library enhancement (which we'll get to in a later post), but there's been a parade of finished objects as well.

May I present Tamya, the pattern I selected at random for my self-imposed Had Trix club for September.

I love Woolly Wormhead's patterns. I've knit 5 of them so far, and have no intention of stopping, something that's bound to cause mild to moderate storage issues in the future. I went through the Winter accessories bin this weekend, and was shocked when I realized that I already have 9 hats (whereas Phil has 1, Maxime has 3 and Emilie has none left that fit). Oh well, I'll jump off that bridge when I have to, heh.

I used under one skein of Cascade 220 (about 190 yards worth) to make the largest size (what can I say? I've got a large noggin'), and while it wasn't as quick as the Star Crossed Slouchy Beret, it was still a pretty quick knit. Cables are always fun, and the twisted stitches that run along the sides give the hat just the right touch. I was a wee bit terrified that it would stretch to monstrous proportions after blocking, but I think it turned out alright :)

So yeah... not counting today's post, I've got another FO photographed and ready to share with you next time, as well as another I just finished tonight that still needs to be blocked and photographed after I find some suitable buttons.

Which meant that I was actually sans the active WIP this evening! Panic! (for about 10 minutes, anyway). I had no desire to work on the dreaded Oven Mitts of Doom (my Dad's mittens and I aren't on speaking terms at the moment, as I suspect I'm going to run out of yarn before I finish the second one), and couldn't find the pattern I drew for October's hat of the month (Danielle). All I had wound up was a skein of String Theory for the Castlegar Cardigan... With Christmas and Winter looking, I really should just suck it up and finish the mittens...

Naturally I swatched for the cardigan and cast on at once! So I hope you enjoy the FO parade over the next few posts, because Castlegar is knit with a fingering weight yarn at 28 stitches and 32 rows for 4 inches. I figure it'll take about.... oh.... 600 years for me to finish it? Oh boy.

Happy Knitting Everyone!


Alrischa said...

At least they say 28st and 32 rows, which is nicer than saying "896 stitches". Sorry. lol.

So much knitting out of so little yarn!!

Big Girl Feet said...

Nice hat!! You look great in hats I must say! :))

Knit and Purl Mama said...

I agree with Cynthia - you look fantastic in hats. Great hat again!

Can't wait to see Castlegar done. It's a really nice sweater.

I also probably have a few patterns that I am not on speaking terms with right now, that are hybernating in my WIP pile... I know what that's like.

Laurie said...

Beautiful hat! A bit of knitting done here, too, but no time to blog about it or anything else. Thank goodness my husband goes back to work Monday and I can resume my usual schedule! LOL!

Sinéad said...

Love that hat. You have a great head for hats!