Thursday, February 15, 2007

End of the day

So, the Cloud Hat is finished and I'm just about ready to start the top shaping on this Canadian Hat. My camera just doesn't do red. Not that this is a bad colorway; it's just not anywhere near accurate.

I've made several of these hats over the past few years. The pattern is from Sally Melville's The Purl Stitch and can easily be made for children or adults with a change in needle and yarn size. No change to the instructions. I'm using a Zitron yarn called Loft. I've forgotten where I got it. Maybe it's from Handmade in Burbank. The price sticker looks kind of like theirs.

I'm using a needle four sizes smaller than the suggested size. I made a hat from this yarn last year and it was fine for Southern California but no where dense enough for the Mongolian climate. I expect to finish this tomorrow or over the weekend.

So what else did I do today? Stood in line for half an hour at the Kaiser Pharmacy to pick up my gluscose test strips. Went to meet some friends at Unraveled for an hour or so. And went to my Thursday night knitting group. Now it's time to play with the cat. He sleeps all day and is ready for some string chasing usually around eleven o'clock.


mary said...

You were the one who turned me on to the Canadien Hat when I saw a sample you had knitted up at the former lys. It is a great hat. I must have just missed you at Unraveled yesterday! Have a great weekend.

sue said...

A belated Happy Birthday to you. It does sound as though you had a wonderful time with all of your friends. I love your new look with the blog, so much brighter and makes it look great. I love the tweed yarn you bought too, and I have to say that I love them too. I like those bright colored socks too, nice colorway, and you must be ready to knit a lot of socks. I thought I had too much, but now seeing yours makes me feel a bit better. Hee hee.

GaiaGal said...

I LOVE the Sally Melville books! I don't have the "Color" one, but the other two were the first knitting books that i owned and deb bought them for me for a Christmas gift. Ahhh, she knows the way to a girl's heart!

Funny. I've not knit even one pattern out of those books, i've used them mostly to learn techniques and even at that rate, i've used them quite a bit. They are great reference books!