Monday, June 25, 2007

Not Knitting Much, and not Knitting Anything New

I've been in a funk..
The blue lace scarf is just about ready for the border.. but I haven't started it.
Several yarns are calling to me.. (but I really should finish up some UFO before starting yet another project!)--
Two hats appeared.. both remakes.. a fancy colorwork one, and a simple one.
The fancy color work one starts with Latvian Braiding, (after a 3 color braided cast on) then works into a half dozen rows or so of a 3 color pattern, before settling into the more usual 2 color work. Oriential pavilions is how I think of it, (since 3 colored hat defines several hat designs!)

Made with my favorite generic wool, Paton's Classic Merino.
It's a small hat, but a pretty one.
The second remake is the Elfin hat.. it's for a baby-in the making yet, and will be finished with a pompom. I'm thinking a black one to offset the creamy white, but I might end up color coding with pink(raspberry) or green. The mother has elected not to know the sex of the baby to be.. and I am unsure—I might just end up making 3 pompoms, and letting her chose the color she likes!
Its made up in Coat & Clark's Modea Machine washable wool. I've used this before, (In the Pines headband) its a nice soft wool (best for babies ) with the added pleasure of being easy care for mom.


Anonymous said...

The hats are very pretty, you do beautiful work.

Sonya said...

Like the braiding, I've never heard of that cast one (no surprise there!).