I am finished with my Chance of Showers, and started right in on some chemo hats for Halos of Hope. I haven’t been able to get sweater pictures yet though, because my usual photographer has been MIA at work. So without a large project on the needles, I am just clicking away at some hats. And because I don’t have pictures of anything else, I’ll show you the first one I’ve finished.
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Pattern: Gwen Stacy by Hailey Knits
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft in Country Blue (the medium one), about 70 grams.
Needles: US 5 and US 6
Start Date: January 20, 2014
Finish Date: January 22, 2014
The pattern is supposed to be a little slouchy, but it isn’t really. I didn’t bother with gauge on this one, but it ended up fitting my large head pretty well. Though maybe I should make my other chemo hats a little smaller. If I were to do this again, I would probably do the ribbing on a needle 2 sizes smaller than the body. Otherwise it was a pretty straightforward pattern and a quick knit.
I am currently working on another hat for Halos of Hope. It is Barley by tincanknits and also done in Caron Simply Soft. I had bought three skeins of this when I made my Op Top hat copying Michele and Eve. And now I want to get it out of my house! And I didn’t really have any other good yarn for charity knitting. Too much non-superwash wool in my stash. I think I will send these hats off for the Podcasters Showdown – probably to the Knitmore Girls. It is totally crazy how much I listen to knitting podcasts now. I have a lot of time at work when I am just doing menial tasks or winding through film and it is really nice to have something to listen to. Of course in my old position I just listened to a lot of NPR, so I was probably a more well-informed individual then…
Have a great weekend!