Thursday, October 25, 2007

Simple Hat

Have a baby shower to go to in a couple weeks. Baby girl.

The shower invite was pink and brown so decided to make a little hat to match.

Simple hat from Debbie Bliss Baby Knits for Beginners

Used Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Chunky - 55% Merino wool 33% Microfibre (not sure what this is) 12% Cashmere
Very soft - the pattern called for two skeins- I think I have enough left over to make another hat. That's the drag about knitting- you buy the yarn and you don't want to get to much but then you worry you won't have enough to finish and when you go to buy more they won't have the color you need... it's tricky.

Mr. Pumpkin had to model for me- Miles ran around trying to bite me when i asked him to model.

Have one more baby that I need to knit for - boy- so cannot use left over yarn. Have a pale blue I plan on using. Am torn between making another Simple hat or the little hat from One Skein- I have made it before as well. It's a little more challenging because it has a pattern you have to follow for the first 10 rows. I started it the other night, but had to rip it out because it wasn't turning out right. I think I was tired and shouldn't have started a project. It has Yarn Overs and I think I was dropping the extra stitch and it was throwing everthing off.

I still need to finish the second sock I have been working on. I am at the point where I need to turn the heel and think I need to have someone help me or at least be around to ask questions to.

Last of all in case any one cares- Lint the yarn store in NW has closed it's doors. I went there first to get my simple hat yarn only to find it's now a vintage clothing store. I was sad and couldn't believe it had closed. It was a nice shop- cozy and welcoming. I stopped at a new place on Broadway Twisted- not sure how I feel about it. Not as cozy- they do have tea you can order and have while you knit. Seems more inviting but not the feel I am looking for in a knit shop.

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