Sunday, June 22, 2008

Busy Knitting Weekend

I have had the most wondrous weekend. I bonded with some friends, watched BBC detective shows, listened to some podcasts, and knit. It really doesn't get any better than that.

I finished Hermione's Cable and Bobble Hat. I have to be honest here. I really didn't like knitting this hat or the finished product. I have knit cables before, but the cables on this hat required me to pay a lot of attention to what was going on. I never felt I could just sit back and knit it. The big problem was the zig zag cable that goes around the bobbles. I had to remember when to put the cable needle in the front or the pack and whether to purl or knit the cable stitches. It wasn't a hard project, but I couldn't sit back and watch BBC mysteries and let the hat magically knit itself. In addition, although I found the hat very pretty on people's blogs and in Charmed Knits, in real life, I find the hat waaaay too busy and too tall. Again, it was the zig zags that I really didn't like. I should note that the hat is perfectly nice, but I am not sure it is my style. Once I weave in the ends and block it, my opinion might change.

I also started the Seasons of Lace KAL. I am knitting Seascape from Knitty. I don't know what possessed me to do this, but I am. I am using Knit Picks' Shimmer in Turquoise Splendor. It is 70% baby alpaca and 30% silk. I am really enjoying knitting with it. The color is just so pretty. I have knit several things now, but this shawl so far, is just so gorgeous. I have to stop at the end of every row and just enjoy my shawl so far. I know lace shawls are typically kinda ugly, since it is so scrunched up, but this shawl, if I do say so myself, is drop dead gorgeous. :)

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous1:56 AM

    The colour is exquisite, it will make a lovely shawl