Posted on 08/15/13
Just a quick post this week.
I managed just one hat in the last week, but not because I wasn’t knitting. I just decided to knit a hat with some sock yarn and tiny needles. And, of course, the pattern I was using actually called for a smaller weight than the sock yarn I chose to use. I think my sock yarn was really closer to sport weight than fingering.
So, anyway, I had to start the hat three times and tinker with the pattern before getting it right. That took lots of time.
But the result was nice.
So I decided to use some more left overs. I’ve got some really gorgeous sport-weight yarn, left over from several baby sweater projects. Some of this yarn is Bugga yarn with a combination of merino, cashmere, and silk. And some of this year is just a blend of merino and cashmere. The color ways are not the same, but they blend nicely in the little sample I knit. So I’ve started another hat that’s going to be a real adventure, because I’m not using a pattern. Stay tuned for the results next week.
So have have you been doing. Feel free to post photos.
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The Last Chance Charity Knit Along is taking place from August 1 – August 31, 2013. Knitters are being asked to knit or crochet hats for The Hatbox Foundation, which provides hats to cancer patients and other in need. Knitters who send hats to Hope before September 9, will receive a small tape measure for their knitting bags and will be entered into a giveaway for books and other swag. For details read the week one blog.