Friday, November 16, 2007

From yarn to FO in less than 15 hours!

I have this yarn that I got in a swap from ADAllen on the Knitting Help forums...


...and I've been working on the Embossed Leaves socks and the Tangled Yoke Cardigan. I needed something quick and easy - preferably something that didn't involve rectangles, garter stitch, or any other boredom-inducer. So I was looking through Ravelry, and I found this. Less than 100 yards required? Check. Interesting pattern? Check. Slightly funky shape? Check. Big needles? Check (UK size 2 - which I happen to have picked up at the last Guild swap meet!). I cast on last night around 11 PM and worked two wedges. I picked it up again this morning, and here's the result!


Usually, hats make me look like an egghead, but I'm definitely liking this one!

And here's how much yarn was left over. There isn't much, but I've been mulling over a mitten pattern with detachable cuffs. We'll see.

6 comments:

Amanda D Allen said...

That looks fantastic! The teal color is beautiful against your hair. It is so exciting to see something that cool come out of one little cake of yarn.

Linda said...

Too cool! Instant gratification can be a very good thing.

LP, taking the knitting night off after an elbows session with the massage therapist...

IrishgirlieKnits said...

That looks great! The color is so flattering on you too! Great job :)

Georgiann said...

Beautiful hat. And it does look very nice on you.

Eryn said...

It's fabulous! And I love the color. It looks great on you.

ellen said...

That is one cute hat. Now all we need to a bit of cold weather so you can wear it!