Thursday, December 07, 2006

Mad hatter.

I am Still waiting for the plumber. As of 9:45 am he has promised to show up in an hour and a half. I'm not holding my breath.



I suspect that this will only get worse.

Good thing I've been able to get some knitting finished around here.


Another one of Jean's Diagonal Hats and a beadless Odessa.

Project Specs : Diagonal Hat

Yarn : Noro Silk Garden 205 (3 skeins = 2 hats!)

Needles : 4.5mm addis

Started : December 4, 2006
Finished : December 5, 2006

The last version was done on 4mm needles and the size difference was quite remarkable. I still had a little bit of yarn leftover but if you want 2 hats out of 3 skeins I'd advise knitting one on 4mm needles and one on 4.5mm needles.

Project Specs : Odessa Hat

Yarn : Sandnesgarn Smart (5936 I think)

Needles : 3.5mm old casein dpns (ick) and 4mm dpns (my old stand-by Aeros)

Started and Finished : December 5, 2006

I want to try one with beads! This is a really quick knit and I love the organic decreases at the top.

Can you stand another clever hat design?


Project Specs : Short-Row Hat by Veronik Avery

Yarn : Noro Silk Garden #233 (I think this is another one where if I had 3 skeins, I could have made 2 hats)

Needles : 4 and 4.25mm dpns

Started and Finished : December 6, 2006

The hat turned out quite long but it can easily be worn with the brim up. I didn't manage to pick up 32 stitches at the top but it was easy to fudge and blocked out nicely.

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12 Comments:

Blogger lobstah said...

Ugh, bummer about the plumbing problem. That picture says a thousand words. Hope you are up and running again soon. On the positive side, the hats both look great!

12:52 PM  
Blogger Venus said...

Yikes! That really sucks about the plumbing. I hope that gets fixed soon.

But look at you churming out all those hats! Nice work! My favorite is the Diagonal Hat pattern.

(Thanks for getting my loom back to me by the way. I would've let you keep it for longer but I was anxious to get started on some Christmas gifts!

7:32 AM  
Anonymous Kerry said...

Welcome to your new home. I hope the water mess gets fixed for you soon. At least there are hats, and good hats at that.

5:10 PM  
Blogger Joanne said...

As Kerry says, very good hats. I am thinking of you and hoping the plumbing disaster is over soon. These things happen to everyone, at the worst times. At least there is knitting to comfort you!

10:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, new homes and plumbing problems. . . I've actually been there and don't envy you one bit! It can only get better from here though, eh? Great looking hats and great tips, thanks! Will definately have to find these patterns.

5:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, new homes and plumbing problems. . . I've actually been there and don't envy you one bit! It can only get better from here though, eh? Great looking hats and great tips, thanks! Will definately have to find these patterns.

5:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, new homes and plumbing problems. . . I've actually been there and don't envy you one bit! It can only get better from here though, eh? Great looking hats and great tips, thanks! Will definately have to find these patterns.

5:54 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your plumbing problems, but those hats? Those hats are gorgeous darling!

9:47 PM  
Blogger Sheila E said...

I think that you may need a button to sit on top of that cute-as-hell hat....I just happen to know where you could get one too!
Bad plumbers sometimes go with bad plumbing. Darn!! Hope he shows up in the next few....days?

5:12 PM  
Blogger Barb said...

Cute hat! I love the way the stripes work on the diagnol. Very cool. I hope the plumber got there and everythings better :-)

5:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I *love* the short row hat! It looks great!!! Hope the plumber has come and fixed all. Sending good plumbing juju!

8:54 AM  
Blogger Life's a Stitch said...

Nice hats, refreshing to see something different. Might have to give them a try,
Li

4:22 AM  

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