Tuesday, April 1, 2008

But... why would assasins hide in the closet?

This is quite a day. Mark it down in the history books. Ladies and gentlemen, I have officially cast on for and finished a project in THREE DAYS. I know right? Who am I and what have I done with Krystal, your ADD friend? Seriously though, no April Fooling involved, I finished the Snowflower hat.

And, just for reference, Lucy has a much smaller head than me, because the hat barely fits me.

I'm going to try again once it's dry, and if it still doesn't fit, I'm going to block it. As it is, I just washed it and put it flay to dry. My favorite part of the hat is this one:

I just love how the snowflakes seem to sparkle (because of the sparkly bit in the yarn). It's hard to see in pictures but... use your imaginations. I know you have them. Right?

My least favorite part?

It's bunchy and not nearly as pretty because of the &*&^^* dpns. I will never, ever ever again do fair-isle on dpns. It was waaaay too hard for my little brain to comprehend.

Pattern: Snowflower hat, adapted by Marcie Nishioka from the Fake-Isle hat (by Amy King) that's in Magknits.

Yarn : Nashua Handknits Creative Focus Worsted, about half a skein or 110 yards in Carnation; also, Lion Brand Wool-ease glitter in white/multi, also about half a skein or 81 yards.

Needles: Size 8 dpns, size 8 16" Circular.

Gauge: 4.5 spi in st st. (I know you all don't care about my gauge but I do.)

See it on ravelry

And look what else I've been working on!

I've been working on it mostly during movies. We saw "Horton hears a who" and "Drillbit Taylor," both of which were excellent movies btw.

1 comment:

Diane said...

I just LOVE the hat! It looks really great. Some day I'm going to master two color knitting. Until then, I'll admire yours.