Tuesday, July 15, 2008

(Another) HAT

I really need to stop with the hats. But then again, yarn needs to be turned into something, right? I'm just doing what the yarn tells me to.

I knit this hat in one day - something I have never done before. It sort of helps to be isolated with no distractions such as phones or TV, and to be really tired from a few day's worth of hiking. I just made up the pattern as I went along - I swatched to figured out how many stitches to cast on, knit for about 5.5", and then started decreasing every other row. I threw in a purl row every 9 rows to make things a little more interesting.

And it turned out perfect! It covers my ears, is warm, and is colorful. (Oh, that's Noro Silk Garden by the way - but I'm sure all you knitters figured that out already.)

I've brought enough yarn with me for one more hat, a pair of gloves, and a pair of socks. If I manage to get though all those projects, then I'm certainly justified at visiting the local yarn shop. I really wanted some buffalo fur yarn, but they only sell it as roving, and spinning is not on my agenda.

These are the last pictures taken in front of my (former) trailer, as we have moved to a better, larger trailer, with a lot more wood paneling, closer to town. Yay! It was sort of nice to be nestled in the mountain meadows, but those tourists with the horrible driving "skills" were getting on my nerves.



nice blog.

knittinandnoodlin said...

Oh! I love that hat! I wish I could look at a skien of Noro and believe it will turn into something beautiful...their color combinations are so jarring to me all bundled up, but I love most things I've seen knit from it. Lovely job!

Anonymous said...

Your pictures are beautiful. I was at Yellowstone last summer and it's breathtaking...I loved it.

Try www.buffalogold.net for buffalo yarn. It's incredibly soft and perfectly suited for you, considering what you're doing at Yellowstone.


Veronica said...

You know, if the yarn starts talking to you... you may need an intervention. Kidding! I'm glad you're finding time to knit awesome stuff.

Lolly said...

Why stop making hats? they are a great way to use yarn and you wear them! (plus, they look great on you!) I want to try buffalo yarn too - I saw some at the Festival, and it had quite a price tag on it, but oh my, it was amazingly soft.

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