Thursday, November 6, 2008

Christmas Knits

Well, life is slowly returning to normal after all the excitement with Halloween, the election and hubby coming home after a long trip. Now I might find some time for knitting again!





I have managed to complete the cutest little strawberry hat for my niece. It really is adorable. The King Cole Superwash Merino turned out to be perfect for this project. One 50g ball of each colour was perfect for the one year old size (45cm head circumference) and its anti-tickle blend should mean that its not itchy for her. Making it brought back memories of my son at the same age. I blessed him with a blueberry one and he looked adorable. Don't tell him I said so though!




I've also managed to cast on for the deep navy hat for DH. It's a very simple knit taken from a Gjestal pattern so it'll be my 'out-and-about' project. It fits perfectly inside my handbag, so I'll be able to whip it out in doctors waiting rooms and at sports events should the mood take me. I'll only need to concentrate when I come to shaping the crown and that won't be for some time yet, so I should be fine. I'm using KnitPicks Telemark to make it with, which feels as if it will knit into quite a robust fabric.


As for the Central Park Hoodie? Well, I'm about to cast on for the right front, so hopefully I'll be able make some good headway on it this weekend. Mind you with the amount of sporting and church events on the calendar, DH's hat could actually see more action!

8 comments:

Maureen said...

What an adorable little hat!

Kathy's Hands Create said...

How cute! Are the "seeds" beads?

Wilde Thyme Knits said...

Thanks, isn't it cute. The seeds are actually stitches. You make a regular knit stitch in the green and on the following round, you knit a purl stitch in the main colour just above it. This seems to make the green stitch 'pop' out.

Kimmie said...

This is so adorable! As you know, our little strawberry hat is a treasured item :)

Miss 376 said...

What a fantastic hat. I am sure she will love it

quiltyknitwit said...

I love knitting hats! Yours turned out great. Yes, hats are a great take-along project.

Kate said...

Den lua var virkelig kjempesøt. Bra dere har kommet dere av Halloweenfeiringen. Det ble visst feiret litt her også, blandt de yngste i familien.

Masse hilsener fra Kate

Femin Susan said...

All the posts are breathe taking with the photos..Good Luck..

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