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January 23, 2012

The Ships Project: Off Duty Roll Brim Hat, Charcoal

Knit Roll Brim Hat by Kathleen Sams
Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Hand Dyes

Off Duty Roll Brim Hat, Charcoal

The Crown

This hat is for The Ships Project.  I knit a little on it in three evenings. I knit it in luxury yarn because the wearers earned luxury yarn, the hat is quite plain, and I prefer luxury fibers.  I’ll attach a tag with yarn and care info.
  • I wear hats in small and this was snug before blocking. After blocking it is very comfortable.
  • I did my best to minimize the openness at the crown but I can tug only so much with dbl pointed needles.
  • I added a few extra rows to protect against blended sea winds.
  • Clean stitch definition.
  • Soft. Warm. Love the color, Charcoal. Charcoal has a bit of halo/fluff but my roll brim hat in Lagoon did not. 

...Happy Trails....

January 16, 2012

Holly Hat and House Socks

Christmas gifts from daughter-who-knits!
They are very special and indeed, winter warmers.

A few extra rows were added to the sock cuffs so I would have more to cuff or scrunch.  Following the instructions for the heel, which I refer to as quick-n-dirty, left ghastly holes. Daughter-who-knits knows how to avoid this, but using the recommended yarn (Alpaca Chunky) and needle size made it impossible to minimize them.   She ripped back more than once and finally strayed from the instructions by going down a needle size and using a slow-n-clean heel method.  No ghastly holes, no more ripping back. 

She knit the Holly Hat as a "house hat" to go with my house socks. Both are lightweight but very warm so there is no need to turn the heat up!

...Happy Trails...

January 2, 2012

Hoppy New Year

The BGITWWW told me my socks looked like a lop eared rabbit.

Pattern:  Rowan's House Socks from Winter Warmers
Yarn:  Rowan's Alpaca Chunky, Pigeon

...Happy Trails...