It’s a wrap … or rather … a beanie :P

No talking … just details:

Project Details:

  • Pattern: Tuva
  • Designer: Turvid Design
  • Yarn: KP Merino Style.  Hand-dyed by me.  Blogged here
  • Modifications: Shortened main section to 5.5 inches instead of 7 as per the pattern.
  • Other comments: The number of k2tog gave me a callus on my fingers but I still enjoyed the pattern.  Used 9 inch circulars to decrease but coming to the end they were hard to maneuver.  Got some ladders that are noticeable by me but I doubt anyone else will see them.  I guess I’ll have to revisit both dpns and magic loop techniques.  Or … I might just do the Traveling Loop.

ETA: This project is my first completed for My Sister’s Knitter KAL/CAL and the fifth for my Summer Sizzle Stash Dash.

ETA again — This project also makes the cut for my Craft Book Challenge for July.  The pattern has been in my Ravelry library since early 2012.

2 – 2012: Chunky Double Button Tab Hat

Long project title … easy project!!!  I started this after I started my herringbone neck-warmer.  Surprise, surprise I finished this in two hours which is an absolute thrill for me since I’m a slow knitter and I never knit a hat before.  😳

It did turn out to be mindless knitting after a while which I appreciated since I am nursing a cold.  This is my first hat but despite the ease of the pattern, there were some firsts:

  • circular knitting (aka knitting in a round)
  • this is my first hat — I can cross this off my knit resolutions list  for 2012
  • using place markers for the decrease repeats
  • experiencing stockinette stitch being created using the knit stitch only (only happens in circular knitting).

I used the same yarn that I used in this project (hence the name Probie’s Partner in my Ravelry project notebook  🙂   ) so I could wear them as a set.

Enough with the babbling; next up — the pictures!!!!!!

It’s beginning to a lot like a haaa-at!!!!!!  😛

It’s a perfect fit for me!!!!!! And Ziva likes it!!!

Yes, I named my sewing machine (Violet aka Vi-vi), my dress dummy (Malynda) , my work-light (Daisy) and my hat mannequin (Ziva).  😀

What?!!!!!  Don’t you?  😛

Project Details:

  • Pattern: Chunky Double Button Tab Hat
  • Yarn: LionBrand WoolEase Thick n Quick
  • Colour: Butterscotch
  • Yardage: 108 yds.  (I didn’t use the entire skein for this project)

Now I want to make another hat!!!!  I wonder if this is how I’ll feel after my first pair of socks?

1.20.2012: Update

After being MIA for so long, with the first F.O of the year, I’m re-joining Tami and the other ladies in the F.O. Friday meme.  It’s a fun way to showcase what you’re working on and what you’ve finished with encouragement from other crafty souls.