Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Well....Happy New Year!!

Sorry, long time, no post!

I can finally show you my sekrit knitting!

What started out as this....

Beloved Bard and Emerald
Bee Mice Elf Mixed BFL in Beloved Bard(155 yds) and Emerald (177 yds)
Both spun up to be about sport/light worsted.

They turned into this hat

Fake Isle Hat by Amy King
US 8 needles
What I thought was a good match, was a bit too close.  There isn't a lot of contrast between the variegated (Beloved Bard) and solid (Emerald).  But I continued knitting on and I am happy with the results.  After reading how the hat usually turns out pointy, I followed some advice to delete a few rows and I think it helped a lot.  I didn't block it too harshly as it wasn't for me.

A view from the top.

Then with the leftovers I knit these Camp Out Mitts
Camp Out Mitts
I used a size 7 for the garter section and 8 needle  for the rest, and the following mods:
Cast on 14 and knit 34 garter ridges.  Cast on 11 stitches for the thumb and picked up 33 stitches and knit until I ran out of the Beloved Bard.  Then I finished the mitts with the Emerald.   I did knit a couple of decrease rounds as I was worried they were a bit big.  I hear tell they fit fine!
Snobby Swap Partner's Hat/Mitt set
Then off they went to my Snobby Spinner swap pal. 

My first FO's for 2012!


dianne said...

Love that hat! I would have thought there was enough contrast between those two bumps too. The end result is still really pretty though. SOmetimes subtle is just what you want.

Kaye said...

I actually enjoyed the subtlety of the colors together! Very nice!

Acornbud said...

Very pretty! I like the star to finish pictures.

Lynn said...

Impressive!!! They came out so nice!! And you had to give them away?!?!!?

sandra said...

No matter of not enough of contras - hat turned out great!
And pointy tops are something I always try to avoid (unless hats are for kids).

Batty said...

Wow, both hat and mittens are stunning! I would have had a hard time parting with them.

Carol said...

They both turned out very well! The spinning too! Good job.

Affiknitty said...

Love the hat and the campout mitts are a great addition!