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Friday, February 25, 2011

Off the needles.


And soon to be on my head!  Knitted from one of my Noro skeins from my Webs extravaganza -- there are so many great hat patterns out there, and so few that actually look good on my head.  I had knit up a darling hat designed by Kay's talented daughter (must be in the genes), but it looked hideous on my head.  I am thinking of a hat with earflaps next - but need to get some socks on my needles first.  This will be my first attempt at knitting two at a time, toe down.  I am very hopeful that it will get me through my second sock slump.  I love knitting sock, but not socks.  The thrill of the turned heel, the excitement as I make my way down the foot - then the overwhelming satisfaction as I graft the toe is a one-sock-only occurrence.  I can barely force myself to cast on the second one.  My shoulders slump, I whine, I do anything but knit.  Will two-at-a-time, toe-down work?   The jury is still out on this thorny issue.

6 comments:

  1. What gorgeous colours -- and I love, love the buttons! I've got an earflap hat on my 'to knit' list, too, but i haven't found a pattern I love yet. I've just figured out the whole sock knitting thing and I'm intrigued by the idea of knitting two at a time. You don't quite get the same satisfaction from finishing a project when you have to start all over again and do another one, do you? Looking forward to reading about it...

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  2. Ooooohhh, I love the color. It came out so nice!

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  3. I started knitting socks TAAT two years ago and it has made a huge difference in my Second Sock Syndrome! I started with two circs, but switched to magic-loop about this time last year. I end up doing a lot of plain-vanilla sock knitting, which can be really boring. TAAT is what makes it possible for me to finish at all!

    Good luck!

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  4. I don't think ANY hat looks good on me, which is really sad because they are great one-skein projects. Don't know many people who I could knit them for, either.

    I knit socks like Allison, and use self-patterning yarn to make them fun.

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  5. Hey! We all want to see that lovely hat ON YOUR HEAD!! (Don't we, Everybody?) You've been keeping yourself hidden for too long now. If I can post a picture of myself stuffing a huge slice of bread into my mouth, you can model that gorgeous hat.

    Your post makes me wanna sit down (for about 18 months) and knit up a storm.

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  6. Love your hat! Great colors together - fun :-D.

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