Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Fake Isle, Real Happy

I present to you the first official non-sock finished project of 2007:

Fake Isle Hat
Pattern: Fake Isle Hat by Amy King
Yarn:
Noro Kureyon #150 and Patons Classic Merino in Black
Needles:
Size 5 Denise circulars and size 5 KnitPicks dpns
Start Date:
January 22, 2007
End Date:
January 23, 2007
Comments:
Monday I printed out the pattern, looked through the yarn stash, and started knitting. Tuesday night I finished. What a fantastic pattern! I knit the medium/large size and it fits pretty well. It's a tad too long so I'll just flip the rim up a little when I wear it. Matt assures me it looks cute that way. Unstretched the hat is 21 or so inches and my head is 22 inches around. (That sounds big when I type it). No modeled pictures as it is drying from it's bath last night. I already have plans for more of these hats. It's the perfect project to use up the occasional single ball of Kureyon. The hat took a full skein of Kureyon and only around half a ball of Patons Classic Merino.

Monday I received a little order from A Swell Yarn Shop. They are starting to sell their own line of sock yarn and I couldn't resist the new Duet sock yarn sets. The Duet sets are unique because they come with a little solid coordinating color yarn for the toe and heel. I contained myself and only ordered one color, Sweet Valentine. When it arrived I had no idea it would be so soft. It's just lovely yarn. Apparently they sell out within 24 hours of posting these sets, so if you are interested, you might want to sign up for their email list.

The Marmalade Citrine Socks are nearing the finish line. Pictures Friday!

***Knitting Group is tonight (Wednesday) at the Borders' Cafe in Wilmette (corner of Lake & Skokie). We meet from 6:30 until 8:00 and any yarn enthusiast is welcome!***

8 comments:

Lynae said...

That is such a great hat, I just went and printed it myself!

Pretty sock yarn....luckily, I am immune to sock yarn.

Dave said...

That hat is lovely. It is a great pattern, isn't it! I just finished one as well, but it's still blocking. I love the colours in the Kureyon you used.

Liz said...

I saw that hat on Knitty & I really want to knit it! In manly colors for my hubby! And that sock yarn is totally yummy.

Heather said...

Ooh, that hat is slated to be my first Fair Isle project soon! I've got to finish at least one other project first, but I'm really looking forward to it.

Gorgeous sock yarn...you truly are a bad influence on us stash-knitting types. ;)

mle said...

Nice hat! I love the colorway you chose! And how appropriate to get Sweet Valentine yarn with February just around the corner!

Robin said...
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Robin said...

I love it!!! You have convinced me to give it a try!

Kim said...

Oh, this has been the most tempting temptation to break the yarn diet since I started it! I'll have to wait for future colorways.