Well! It’s been a good week for knitting! I finished the burgundy/gray colorwork hat,
Re-knit my Sanpo hat,
And made a mixed-up toddler version (including Sanpo, Magic Coffee Baby Hat, and a heart motif from Stitch n Bitch):
Well, I need a redo on my Sanpo hat. It’s so big…
Today I started another colorwork hat, and it’s going well.
These are two kind of “wild card” yarns, because they’re both hand spun from a small flock of sheep in southern Oregon, and they tend to be thick/thin in places. So I wasn’t sure if they’d be great for colorwork, but they’re coming out fine.
I think this will make a nice, warm hat, which I need for this Northern California summer….
After two false starts, I knitted my Sanpo hat up in a day!
After blocking, it’s a bit too roomy… I might need to knit myself a smaller one. I’m also not thrilled with the top- I’d like to go back and do the crown decreases as per the pattern. Also I like the true-ness of the colors I chose (because I can be a stickler for details!), but I also like the high contrast of the light gray with the black and wonder if I’d like the hat better with all light gray and black. Thoughts?
Colorpalooza-wise, I also whipped up a polka dot baby hat for a summer instructor of mine who is expecting.
A knitting friend had the idea to have a time period to focus on colorwork projects, and that time starts tomorrow! It’s called Colorpalooza, and I have ambitiously and probably foolishly prepared two projects for this!
The first is the Sanpo Hat: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sanpo.
I chose light gray for the MC, dark gray for Totoro, and black for the soot sprites.
My second project is So Faded:http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/so-faded
I know it’s not as radical as some of the projects for this pattern, but I think this palette is more aligned with my taste. Maybe I’ll get the yarn wound and knit a swatch tomorrow!
Not much knitting has been going on here, due to all-day classes and studies. Today I happened to be working on coursework next to Imagiknit, so I stopped in for a few minutes before my family picked me up. I got to see the amazing Pride Blanket knit by male knitters in San Francisco (I’m pretty sure I met some of them a few weeks ago!).