Friday, July 23, 2010
Another set of cuties for me to wear--another few balls of yarn moving from my living space to my wardrobe. I finished this hat and wristies set yesterday and by the time I wove in the last loose end I was rather pleased with myself.I've got a matching cowl already in use. It's made from the purple mohair alone. For this set I teamed the mohair with a lavender merino. I found the merino alone a bit bland, but with the mohair it made me happy. The pudding-bowl hat is crocheted with the mohair and wool held together: thick yarn + treble stitch = quick and easy. The wristies are another exercise in "round and round" knitting--I'm getting reasonably confident with juggling those little pointy needles. I finished them off with a crochet ruffle. This morning I read through the introduction to my Sock book. I know, I know, I keep talking about it and I haven't done it yet, but I like to sneak up on these challenges and catch them unawares. By the time I actually get to knitting a sock, I'll have been talking about it for so long that I'll hardly even notice the bump . . . maybe . . .