Friday, November 20, 2009

Chilly weather = knitting

Yesterday we woke up to people scraping ice from their windshields. As Bill walked of to school wearing his woven scarf and knit hat and gloves, I decided it was time to unpack and put up the hat rack.

In our old apartment we didn't have a hall closet, so the rack held our coats, and the hats and other wintry accessories lived in a plastic bad on a table to the side. The new apartment has a nice big closet where we keep our coats, so the rack can finally be used to display our winter accessories.

knithatrack

Everything on the hat rack but Bill's driving cap was hand knit by me. I actually still have a few tams that didn't fit hanging in their old bag in the closet.

In other news, I have a few FOs!

First, TW's baby poonam

baby poonam done

I knit this using LB fisherman's wool, and size 7 needles. I did it mostly in the round with steeks for the armholes. This was my first time steeking and boy was I nervous! But I looked up the crochet steek method from see Eunny knit and it was a breeze. It was actually quite fun once I got going!

I didn't really do too thorough of a blocking, just kinda patted it into shape, and after I uploaded the picture I noticed that it was a bit lopsided, I went back and fixed it a bit, but I'm not going to stress over it too much, because really, nobody is going to notice how well a job I did blocking it while my most awesome TW is wearing it ;)

And last but not least, socks!

felicisocks done

Knit picks Felici in Aurora, size 1.5 (2.5 mm) needles, toe up, two at once, magic loop

6 comments:

Jenny said...

Is that two-color hat one of those brioche hats from the first Mason Dixon book?

Abigail said...

e teal and red one on the right?


that is indeed brioche, but not from mason dixon.


it is the circular bicolour prime rib hat by Megan Mills

ravelry link to Bill's hat
and ravelry link to pattern

no seaming, i love it, i also knit another one for my grandmother: ravelry link

and the Grey gaiter on the far left is knit using the same principles, but only one colour.

Jenny said...

I didn't mean the Mason Dixon book anyway. I think the book I was thinking of is Weekend Knitter or something. I like the hat. I've been contemplating making a Brioche Hat. I like that this is in the round. I looked around the pictures of that hat on google, and the "straight down" view reminded me of what I like about the tychus hats. I'm making my second and have two more planned. It's an interesting knit (although it's not in the round, there's no seaming so it's an instant gratification style project).

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trek said...

What perky socks! And congrats on the steekage.

Kelley said...

Love the winter accessories rack! That baby sweater is gorgeous too. Lucky baby! You're getting close to baby day, aren't you? I'll be sending easy labor thoughts your way. Can't wait to see the little guy (if you choose to share pics)! :-)

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