Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The Plaid Hatter

Here it is:

the 10th of the 10 hats, finished on Christmas night while watching "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Charlie Brown's Christmas" -- the closest thing to a tradition at our house! And, yes, Mr. DeMille, it's ready for its closeup. The colors in this Malabrigo Chunky are way fun:

They're drying at my fancy blocking station in the basement: propped against the deep freeze, stuffed with plastic and stuck on wrapping paper tubes like little tiki lights.

As for the Rowan Plaid, we're not speaking right now. There were knots in nearly every skein. grrrrr. No wonder it's been discontinued. Nevertheless, I am looking forward to returning to my regularly scheduled knitting:

At left, the slightly wrinkled Jo Sharp vest, out of Rowan's Felted Tweed -- oceans and oceans of stockinette (thank the flash for the washed-out color ...). This is the back, nearly finished.

Below is WIP No. 2 -- also wrinkled. It's the sweater from Rowan book/magazine 30, out of Jo Sharp's Silkroad Aran Tweed:

Making noise in the yarn garage is the Pine Cone sweater, which I started, um, nearly two years ago. I believe it's adapted from a Vogue Knitting magazine -- it's a popular pattern at the Sisu Design shop in Ely. I'm making mine out of Cestari, kinda itchy to the touch right now, yes. But I've seen it washed and it will be nice. Definitely an outdoor sweater, however.

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