Sunday, April 27, 2008

FO-Fountain Hat for Heidi

Catching up a bit on the blog...

Here's a hat I knit for my friend Heidi. I loved knitting with this Optim yarn! It's so soft and the finished fabric is just wonderful.

PATTERN: Fountain Hat by Katie Himmelberg from Interweave Knits Spring 2008 (freebie on website)
YARN: Chameleon Colorworks Evolution in the October colorway
NEEDLES: Knitpicks Options Nickel Plated US size 4 circular needles

I knit this using the magic loop technique with my new Knit Picks options needles. These needles are pretty nice - similar to Addi Turbos but of course significantly less expensive. The join isn't as smooth though and at one point, my join got loose (probably my own fault for not tightening it enough) and my yarn got stuck and that was not fun! But overall, I'm really happy with this set of needles and they come with cable caps so you can easily remove the needles for another project when you want to put something on hold.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

FO-Monkey Socks for Mom

I actually have more than one finished object that I haven't blogged about yet! So, here's the first one. A rather belated Christmas gift for my mom (I gave them to her at the end of February...) Everyone loves Monkey socks! I'm still working on my own Monkey socks but hopefully those will be done sometime soon.

PATTERN: Monkey by Cookie A. from Knitty Winter 2006
YARN: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock - Lightweight in the Puck's Mischief color way
NEEDLES: Addi Turbo Lace US size 2