Wednesday, September 14, 2005

I can't get going today! :)


Yawn. I'm kind of tired from getting home late last night with lots of work on the agend before bed, but I just couldn't sleep later than I did this morning. I keep hoping the caffeine will kick in eventually, perhaps I need some of the hi test stuff from one of the FruFru Coffee places! I have been sitting on the sofa doing "just one more row" of the Fair Isle Hat that I started in LAS on Monday. It's coming out really nicely and I keep wanting to see more of the pattern develop. It's probably going to be a holiday gift for my DS who has actually met 3 of the 4 sheep whose fleeces are included in my rendition of the hat (and who doesn't read my blog ~grin~).
This pattern is actually a free one that I found online (Fair Isles Hat Pattern) but done in a blue and lighter brown colorway. Since I wanted to use my naturally colored fleeces from the basement (yes, this is the "Basement Hat" that you saw on an earlier blog entry as fiber ready to spin) I tried to match my colors to those of the hat. I'm not sure how I did but "it is what it is". The gauge is correct but it seems so huge already for the amount I have left to knit of the pattern. There is no gauge listed for the rows, just the stitches, and I think that's where the problem is. I have to think about it a bit and see if I think I can alter the pattern. I have to spin some more of the black "Blackie the Lamb" wool today, and of course, I have a bunch of errands and laundry to do, and repack for my trip tomorrow. But knitting is so much more fun!

2 comments:

Pugknits said...

it sure is gratifying as the project grows, isn't it? would imagine that this is gonna need some amount of concentration....

funny comment about sheeps reading blog!

T Chem said...

Hi:

I was poking through my referral logs and saw that you're working on my hat. It looks lovely!

I don't have the row gauge listed in my notes (and my mom has the hat now so I can't check), but the hat did come out a little longer than the usual ski-cap style of hat--it flops down a little bit in the back, because my favorite part was the top and I wanted to show it off. To make it shorter, I'd probably exchange chart C for chart A.