Friday, June 22, 2007

Hat Frenzy

I've been in a hat frenzy lately.

Here are some recently finished examples.

Blue one is made from handspun singles and some leftover manos using a slip stitch pattern. White one is made from Fisherman Wool and has XO cables. Both were just made up as I went along.

The brown one is the hat that goes with Am Kamrin from Heirloom Knitting (Japanese). Here is a close up of the twisted stitch panel. Lots of fun to work but not a mindless project!

I'm keep the brown hat. The other two I will save to take to Knitter's Day Out for Caps for Kids.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Finished Sweater

The Bulky Cable Sweater is now finished. I've actually been getting a good deal of use out of it. It has been in the 50's and 60's here, it's usually in the 80's this time of year.

I also got some books from Japan. New Style of Heirloom Knitting has cabled and Fair Isle sweaters. The other one is crochet of the cutest cake and food items.

I'm working on the hat that goes along with the Am Kamrin sweater, just to see if I am up to the challenge of working from a pattern that I can't read other than the charts. So far it it going pretty well. The books came from Saucy Louise. Lou will special order books she doesn't have and her prices and shipping beat most of the other books I've seen on ebay and the like.