Reading While Knitting

Nothing complicated; nothing too exciting, but yes, I do knit while I read. As well as during many other domestic activities.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Instant gratification

Or as close as I get.
Knit on a 12" Crystal Palace #6 bamboo needle (I actually dislike their joins, but I needed a needle when I bought it) with Louisa Harding "Grace" 50% silk 50% merino in color #5, "Moss."


Thing 1 wanted a no-fuss beanie -- and I think she got it. Probably best for the hat that I finished it as she returned from the weekend's muddy, windy, rainy frisbee tournament.

It's just a k3, p1 rib all around until it was long enough to cover her ears, then I k2'd together, k1, p1, then continued for 5 more rows, then k2together, p1, then went in pattern again for 4 rows, then k2'd together all around. Pulled yarn through, and voila! I hope the "steps" even out with a nice blocking.


Of course it took exactly one ball and about 3 yards of another. I may have to make a lacy hat of some sort for me or for a gift. It's such lovely yarn, but what do you do with only one ball, less a few yards? Sheesh. Maybe I'll have to buy a LOT and make something multicolored with it.

Now it's off to a birthday party for the busy girl. I get to play chauffer, of course.

12 Comments:

At 4:56 PM, Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

What a cute beanie! Thing #4 looks very cute in it. =)

 
At 10:20 PM, Blogger Katherine said...

Very cute Thing. Nice hat too - that is the perfect no-fuss beanie. Nothing like a little bit of silk to throw on for the next muddy frisbee tournament. : )

 
At 5:52 AM, OpenID MarieGrace said...

Ummmm.... tag! You're it. Stop by my blog.

 
At 6:26 AM, Blogger bfmomma said...

adorable (the hat and the girl). But isn't that thing 1??? I thought you numbered them from oldest to youngest....

 
At 8:24 AM, Blogger Charity said...

Very nice hat - just the thing my oldest daughter would enjoy, too. No muss, no fuss, just right. :0)

 
At 9:42 AM, Blogger suzee said...

Yes, echoing Lori, I was a little alarmed to see Thing 4's growth spurt, and how remarkably she looks like her oldest sibling...

Can you imagine the trouble George Foreman must have had along these lines?

The hat, however, is just perfect for the wearer shown. Nice work.

 
At 9:51 AM, Blogger Stefaneener said...

Argh. You're all right.
I think of her as the oldest, therefore the highest number.

No brain at all some of them. . .

 
At 10:40 AM, Blogger Kate said...

It is lovely, and I won't even make a snarky comment about how nice it is that you made a hat for Thing 4 long before strictly necessary, and how nice of Thing 1 to model it...

 
At 8:49 AM, Blogger Robin said...

Cute hat and model! I hate the joins on CP needles too. Actually even the Lantern Moon circulars are bad as well, and cost 2x as much.

 
At 11:19 AM, Blogger cpurl17 said...

Thing Oldest is so cute in that adorable hat. What a lucky girl to have such a talented mother!

 
At 5:17 PM, Blogger Morenna said...

I thought it was just a sign of parenthood when you occasionally get the kids' names mixed up. When our parents did it, my sister and I figured we were merely being successful in driving the grownups batty.

Love the hat! You have a lovely model.

 
At 3:39 PM, Blogger allisonmariecat said...

Oh, wonderful! What a great hat.

When I first started stashing leftover yarn, I was delighted at the possibilities. I would knit something wonderful with that half-ball someday! Now, I feel gloomy when I tuck away yet another single or partial ball of yarn. When on earth will I use it?

 

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