I’ve really got to stop doing this! I haven’t posted since the 29th? To make up for it, I’ll be doing a post every day for the next 3 days.
First of all, I got pictures of those other finished items that I’d previously forgotten, along with some new things, too. All of them hats. Want to see?
Item number one is in the same style as that berry hat, but with a small difference. I cast on twice as many stitches to start and then decreased back down in the first three rows. It gives it a bit of a frilly edge, though not as much as I’d have liked, as you can barely tell in the photo.
Item number two is an adult-sized hat. It was meant to be just a regular basket weave hat, but I decided I’d make every other vertical weave a cable. I like the idea, and I was more or less pleased with the end result, but I would definitely change a couple things. 1) knit/purl designs like basket weaving do not, I think, work well in variegated yarn, and 2) the cable needs to stand out more; if I could have fit another cable twist in each section, it would show up a lot better. If I re-worked the idea in fingering or sock weight, it would certainly be doable.
Item number three: another baby hat, this one in brioche. I really like this color (Seafoam, if you’re interested) for baby clothing, and the honeycomb brioche looks great with a variegated color. The decreases were tricky, and I actually spent an entire weekend just messing around with this design until I got it right. The decreases are done in raglan style at four corners of the hat, which was the only way I could do it and maintain the stitch pattern. I’m really happy with this one.
Item number four: a child-sized pink hat, with interlocking cables. The cables are only separated by a single purl stitch, so the real beauty of it doesn’t fully emerge until it’s worn. Having no children handy for a picture, you’ll just have to take my word for it I guess. Also, WordPress can’t seem to rotate my picture, and I’m way too tired to fix it.
So, that’s what I’ve been up to, knitting-wise. I’ve got another project on the needles that I’ll post about on Friday, but I can already tell you that it’s my new favorite thing, and it’s a remake of a pattern I did (but messed up) before. Outside of knitting, I’ve been doing some more work at Good Karma. But that’s tomorrow’s post. Until then!