Saturday, November 25, 2006

Little Odessa

Another chemo hat for Ann, except for the part where it's possibly way too small. I need to wash and block it. I LOVE this pattern. It seemed confusing at first, until I realized it really is the same every row – ie. not only was the pattern the same, which hopefully even I realized right away, but the same stitches were going to be in the same place in relation to the row before every time. So simple, but so ingenious! I love the way the ribbing flows right into the pattern.

Now I just hope it fits. The first hat was, sadly, eaten by Ann's dog.

Pattern: Odessa, by Grumperina
Yarn: Rowan Calmer (from stash!) Color: Calmer (?) Less than one skein.
Needles: US 6 circulars and dpns, ribbing in US 4
Method: Cast on 110 stitches, as per pattern.

Monday, November 06, 2006

For Me!

I believe this is actually the first thing I have knitted my adult self. (Oops, except for socks!) Is the color out of fashion already? I don't care, I'm wearing it. I really liked this pattern. Simple (= can knit while watching tv) but somewhat elegant.

The alpaca actually does itch my neck, but I figure I'm not going to be wearing it on bare skin.

Pattern: Double Eyelet Rib Scarf, from The Little Box of Scarves
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk #07 (Celery). Four skeins.
Needles: US 8
Method: Cast on 30 stitches. About 60" long.