Wednesday, September 19, 2007

FO at last!!!

I don't know about the rest of you, but for some reason, the heat of summer put my knitting in a stall - I started a few projects, but could not get anything finished - maybe I was suffering from 'kdd' (Knitting Deficit Disorder)...

Well - the slump is over!!!!

I finished a holiday gift (and there aren't going to be that many knitted ones this year - )

Anyhoo - here are the details....

Pattern: Coronet from Knitty
Size: Medium
Yarn: Zara, by Feza, Color 121 70% acrylic, 30%wool
Needles: US 8/5 mm (used my first pair of Bryspun dpns - loved them!)
Gauge: according to pattern
Time to knit: don't ask - it was supposed to be done for last December...ugh
Alterations to pattern: I did not do the # of repeats the pattern called for on the cable - I cabled until I had 22" approx. Gauge on cables just didn't work out on this one. This was my first item that truly needed sizing - and YEA! it worked! I picked up the # of stitches the pattern called for.
Thoughts: all in all, this was a great pattern. The cabling was easy and fun. I will be making more of these....

And keep your eyes out for the next post - it will have another fo - fiber is involved... sorta...hmmmmm can you guess what it is??

and now for the pictures!!


6 comments:

Courtney said...

Nice hat! I love that color. Did you take that picture of yourself? I always find that to be so tricky, but you seem to be quite good at it.

coastergirl said...

The trick to taking the picture is that I take it in the bathroom, looking at the camera's monitor in the mirror....try it - it works like a gem!

Susan said...

Coronet looks great!

Amysatx said...

Great hat!!! Love the color on you as well!

Amanda said...

Looks great!

Enid said...

cool hat!!!