Monday, June 11, 2007

my own smoke signal

It is amazing to me how easily I can go outside and find flowers to match my knitting. It's a testament to the beautiful colors in Morehouse Merino yarns (in this case, persimmon and cranberry).
I whipped up this hat in just a few hours. The Poetry In Stitches cardigan and I are not currently on speaking terms, and while searching for a new project, Rebekkah reminded me that I had a pattern for her very lovely hat, Smoke Signals. The pattern is deceptively easy and was easy to memorize. I would recommend this very highly for anyone who would like to practice their stranded colorwork. There are no long gaps between colors, which makes stranding easier, and at a gauge of 5 stitches per inch the work goes very quickly. The pattern is very easy to follow, and the only change I made was to knit a 1x1 ribbed band instead of a rolled brim. I have an inexplicable fear of rolling - I think it may have to do with my controlling tendencies. To jump on the bandwagon, check out the right sidebar in Rebekkah's blog.

I tell myself very firmly that jumping on the bandwagon is exactly what I'm doing - certainly not falling off the cardigan wagon. No, sir. Regardless of the fact that I may or may not have obsessively knitted two pairs of socks, with plans for two more. Or dragged out the sewing machine and started to learn to quilt. Or halfway finished a men's sweater and a seed stitch scarf. You get the idea.


Blogger Theresa said...

That pattern is gorgeous - it would go with anything!

3:58 PM  
Blogger Maud said...

Your hat is lovely! But, what is the problem with the Poetry cardigan? The body looked good last time you showed it.

9:58 PM  
Blogger hege said...

That's a awesome hat! What is wrong with your cardigan??? Anything I can help with?

7:12 AM  

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