Sunday, September 7, 2008

There's Been Knitting...

This is the Woven pattern by Thea Coleman from Ravelry. I made a few changes to it...because I felt like it (and because I cannot help myself).

I'm calling it Woven Rivers.

Yarn: KnitPicks Swish DK in Eggplant

This is lovely stuff to work with. Very soft. Nice stitch definition.

I used Options Needles size 6 (I think).

I CO 90 stitches.

My "woven" section is actually a different cable than the pattern called for. I'm just about finished those cute socks for my mom, and just dig that cable so darn much. The hat has a hem, which is really nice. I don't know if I'm going to add the band across the front that the pattern calls for.

I'm also making a scarf from this yarn...not sure what pattern, but likely the same cables... with hems on both sides. So cool!!

This one is a very simple hat.

Yarn: Panda Soy from Crystal Palace Yarns Positive Purple colorway.

#4 Options circs

Used the Magic Loop method. LOVE that method. I really do.

I started a mitten (or a sock) from this yarn too...hmm.

I put a picot hem on it and just knit in the round. I really like the yarn, it's super soft, fingering weight.

And, with all this hat knitting...I decided to join Hat Attack 2. The deadline is tomorrow...I'm really excited about it. The yarn that is recommended (because South West Trading Company is sponsoring the contest with the announcement of their new one: Therapi) is SWTC's Therapi. It sounds like really nice stuff. I will be madly knitting gauge swatches to determine needle size to get the recommended gauge. I'll admit this part makes me a little worried, but it's all in fun anyway.

I'm presently working on the February Lady Sweater from Pamela Wynn (another free Ravelry pattern) for my dear friend who let me measure her at the table outside of Starbuck's on Saturday afternoon. I'm going to be doing long sleeves. I also am on the hunt for some cool square shaped buttons 7/8" - 1" (or a little bigger)...I saw some cute ones at Jimmy Beans Wool but I want to see them in person before I pay $3 each for them.

I've also been hostessing another swap on Ravelry, the Golden Lovers Swap. I'm really excited about this one. I am not participating, somehow it takes the stress out of it for me to just coordinate. I'm a control freak, I suppose.

I'll be posting a Gracie update on her blog soon...we have more good news. It is wonderful. Suffice it to say that she's down to one pill a day on the immunosuppressant medication. We're staying on the homeopathic stuff and the Tylan (an antibiotic) forever.


  1. Sounds like you're busy! Love, love, love the hats! (I am a hat person!!) Glad Gracie's doing well!

  2. I just read Gracie's blog--what a wonderful report! Please give her a belly rub from me, and kisses from Emma, Tara and Cooper! Love the hats, by the way. That picot edge is great.

  3. That cable hat rocks. And the I see picot trim? :) Can't wait to show you what I found at the sheep & wool festival. But now must go work, then to school, then...zzzz

  4. The hats are awesome!
    And that is sooooo wonderful to hear about Gracie!! I'm so happy for you both! :)

  5. love the panda soy hat! wow the positive purple worked up well!! i'm drlaura, "sockguru" [hats too] for Crystal Palace Yarns and our blog at CPYsocksandmore

    email me if ok at - any pics in our yarn we'd love to link to you...
    and we have blog contests too!

  6. I am so happy to hear about Gracie. She is a champ and Oliver sends a big woof her way too. I love the hats and the colors are great. You are one busy lady with blogs and Ralvelry and everything you do-my hat off to you.

  7. You make great hats, but they will not save you! My Purple People-Eater of Doom will swiftly overtake you! Well .... once the pattern comes out and I have a chance to cast on and stuff ;-) I'm glad to see you like purple :-) Best of luck!

    Your Hat Attack II Assassin,

    Phyllis, aka SimPhyllis on Ravelry


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