Sunday, October 21, 2007

Odd(ball) October

It's been a wierd and crazy summer and fall. Things seem to be quieter now, I'm exercising regularly and maybe my schedule will calm down a bit as well.

Looking around the living room I decided that October is for knitting up oddballs. Hats are my perfect answer to oddball knitting. I love wearing them, they make wonderful presents and it's been darn cold outside recently!

I've knit 2 Odessa hats (one red, one grey) for a friend who liked the blue one I did last year. Sandnesgarn Smart, no beads, pretty boring, but just what Leeann wanted.

The wonderful Foliage hat from Knitty using 5mm needles and Rio de la Plata in Honey Mustard (this is the limiest honey mustard I have ever seen). This was so much fun to knit. I think I'll have to knit another one in a more subdued green for me.

One of Judy Gibson's Braid-Edged hats using Lopi from Custom Woolen Mills. The 5mm needles and bulky yarn make for a lovely, squishy hat. I hope the recipient likes it. I'm very tempted to knit another with slightly fewer stitches so that the hat sits just a little bit higher on my head.

The lovely photos are, of course, courtesy of Venus! Thank you sweetie!

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