Thursday, December 07, 2006

One beanie down, one to go...

Christmas "Roosters" beanie for my nephew T - I'd forgotten how quick beanies are to make - hurrah! Seen here reluctantly fetchingly modeled by husby (who needs a haircut):

Pattern: my own - hey, it's just a stocking stitch beanie with a rib edge. Used the Yarn Harlot's Knitting Rules - I've said it before - it's great! Love the decrease pattern, made following the Rules.
Yarn: Red Zara 8ply from the stash, white Zara 8ply, had to buy, navy Jo Sharp Classic DK (no navy Zara)
Sticks: 4.5mm bamboo circular, 40cm
Time: 28 November - 2 December
What I learnt: 1. Do my maths better - I cast on 110 stitches for a 2x2 rib. Anyone see the problem here? 2. I need to practice the whole "try to avoid the jump in the stripes knitted in the round" - my attempts here were woeful. 3. Don't leave finished beanie on the lounge where the cat might will sleep on it, unless of course you like the covered in cat hair knitwear look (it's all the rage in my household!)


Anonymous said...

Thanks for your recent visit to my blog and comment. I enjoyed checking out your blog too. All my projects have a certain percentage of cat hair, and I laugh at all the people who sell yarn on ebay specifying it from a pet-free home! Your ricotta cheesecake made my mouth water. I tease my Italian husband that I married him just for the food.

Anonymous said...

I love it! I think it's fabulous, cat bed or no, LOL.