Thursday, January 25, 2007

Donegal Hat

Donegal Hat

Yarn: Debbie Bliss Donegal Chunky Tweed (102), 1 skein
Pattern: Knit Fiend's Spiral Top Down Hat Pattern here.
Started: January 16, 2007
Finished: January 19, 2007

This is a hat I knitted for Mike, when it came to my attention that he, the supportive husband of a knitter, was knit-hatless. Problem solved: a quick and dirty hat that is sturdy and warm enough to stand up to winter. Not the softest of wools, but it did soften when I washed it.

Oh, if you knit with this wool, don't pull hard on it. Just don't.

Saturday, January 13, 2007


Pattern: Noro Knits by Jane Ellison
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden 247, 8 balls
Started: end of August 2006
Finished: January 11, 2007

Notes: I somehow forgot the front neck shaping, but it doesn't seem to have made too much of a difference. Must remember to READ the pattern more often.

Thanks for Rosemary for the book! What a great birthday present. I had bought the yarn on impulse, glad I did.

This was my very first zipper! Thanks to everyone for the advice!