Thursday, 17 February 2011

It's all about colours here.

Two of my projects show that if you can't think of a name for it, then a colour will do.

Finished Red Scarf:



And Green Hat.


Green Hat is an old project. And considering that I've only been knitting properly since the summer, old means that I made it in the autumn. It is made from Madelinetosh DK in Jade in the Sarah pattern. Yes, I did find that hat pattern through searching for my own name. But as a pattern, it perfectly fitted what I wanted to make at that time. But even though it perfectly fitted what I was trying to make, it doesn't perfectly fit so has been replaced.


The yarn is lovely. I could stare at it all day. Unfortunately, as a hat, it doesn't cover my ears. Covering my ears is all that I want from a hat. So instead, I've made myself a Brattleboro Hat from New England Knits. And to continue the hat theme, I've just finished a 'fishy' hat - a stranded design with whales and fish on it. As before, I'm waiting for a sunny day to photograph these hats, but when I do then I will post them up.

In the meantime, I think I've found the yarn I'm going to use to make the Fairfield Cardigan. Debbie Bliss Fez. It has the same make-up as Kumara - 15% camel, 85% merino, but I think it has a different construction - Kumara is cable-plied  whereas as far as I can tell, Fez is just plied 3 strands together. Anyway, I ordered a ball of Fez in grey, made a swatch and it's got the right gauge, and more importantly, I like knitting with it. I've decided that I don't want to make a cardigan in grey, but I think teal might be more my colour - I used to have a cardigan in teal that I loved, so am summoning up the courage to purchase a lot of Fez.

In the meantime, I'm thinking about cracking out my last skein of Wollmeise, which is in We're Different Pfefferminz Prinz, to make a shawl for a friend's birthday. Multnomah is currently leaping out to me as a possible pattern. I've also had a few more ideas for crocheted garments, so I might me cracking out the hooks soon and making up some swatches. Submitting for publication at the moment however, is stalled because of final year study - I don't want to be doing university work and crocheting to deadlines.

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