Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Knitting Crazy

I had part of the day off, so this morning I finally decided I'd better update this place so people know I'm still alive.
I took a whole bunch of pictures and most of them looked too garish and overexposed. Do you think I know how to work my camera yet? Do you think I could find my manual? Anyway, I was busy trying to figure things out, changing settings, taking pictures, tidying up, looking for my manual and I think I went into some kind of time warp. I could have sworn it was four o'clock or so but it was only one pm! Anyway, I'm still not really happy with these pictures but I can't find the secret setting that makes all the pictures come out just right.

I bought this great book, Hip Knit Hats by Cathy Carron. When I first flipped through it I realized that I would make most of the hats in it. There are a few hats done with novelty yarns, which I'm not fond of, but otherwise, I love this book.

See, this purple hat is the one on the front cover and it looks great on. I drastically changed needle sizes for this one. I'm getting cleaver at mixing different yarns to create the proper gauge. This is a good reason to have a good variety in your stash!

Here is the same hat in a different mix. They each took one good evening of TV watching, speaking of which, my favorite show at the moment is The Office.

I've also been working on this beauty, a scarf in Drops alpaca, soooo soft. It's as adventurous as I'm going to get in lace, at the time being. Easy peasy Feather and Fan.

A real quickie scarf in the beautiful Noro. I can't tell you what it is because I've misplaced the tag. It's got these two nice fluffy angora patches at either end. I love this colour mix!

Ok... these socks ( the start of this sock) aren't quite so bright. It's weird, knitting bulky hats then moving back to this. It's like knitting on tooth picks.

So, that's it for now.

I do have some snow pictures and I also want to tell you about the morning smoothies I've been making and you can tell me if I'm getting carried away.


AnnieElf said...

Hi Becky. Glad to see you back again and busily knitting away. Love the socks. The pretty green ones you sent me are keeping my feet toasty warm on these cold nights.

Holly Burnham said...

I really love the did a good job exchanging the yarn on the hat....there's looked a little big....yours looks in good proportion.

Wendy said...

Hello Becky I have just found your lovely blog through laughing duck. I was brought to a halt on the post about your Dad and son. It takes guts to write that, and I realise I don't know you but I just wanted to say that someone in england is thinking of you. I will pop back again if that's ok.

PJ said...

yummy projects..I really enjoyed your pictures and colors of what your working on!

Anonymous said...

Hi Becky. I stumbled onto your blog site this morning. I like your work. I've been in a small project mood lately and have knitted some dolls and scarves using some of my stash. I read about the deaths of your father and son. December 6 was particularly hard because it was the anniversary of my daughter's birhday. She died in 1999 at the age of 27. I miss her terribly. My heart goes to you.

Anonymous said...

I just bought this hat book. I love every single one of those patterns. But I am confused about something. I don't know if this is the best place to ask - and I am afraid I sound like a dork, but I really need help so that I can move forward making the hats.

I have tried 2 hat patterns so far. Both say to cast on 12 stitches. Then knit round 1. no problem. Then on round 2, k1, m1....for the round. Not a problem, either. Except that if I have 12 stitches and then K1, M1 all the way around, I end with 24 stitches. But I am supposed to end up with 18 stitches. I am sooo confused. How do I do k1, m1 on 12 stitches and get 18? Any chance you can help an anxious knitter?