Sunday, September 30, 2007

is it christmas yet?

Pattern: Snowy Night Gansey Stocking by Lisa Carnahan
Source: Christmas Stockings: 18 Holiday treasures to Knit
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca
Needles: US 6

I finshed the hubby's stocking the day after his birthday. He didn't seem to mind. He loved it, actually, and told me to go buy more yarn to make myself one. Yay! It was a pretty easy pattern and fun to knit such a big sock. The funny thing, it fit hubby's foot perfectly! Just a little wide. Now I know, if I ever do decide to make him a sock, there is no way I am going to use sport weight. That would take me forever. He wears a size 14 shoe! Worsted weight all the way for him.

BR hatPattern: Banana Republic Hat Knock off by metaphysical muse
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool EaseThick & Quick
Needles: US 8 and US 10.5

So last night I decided to start a hat with some yarn that has been sitting in my stash bin for about a year now. It was meant to be a pillow case for my couch but I never got around to making it. I found a hat pattern on Ravery that used the exact same yarn, even the same color. It is the Banana Republic Knock off. Hehe. It was actually very easy and fast to knit. It is pretty cute. I like it alot. I am thinking of gifting it this Christmas to my UT fan friend. She will appreciate the orange. I have a hat I made in the same yarn but in green that is way too large that I think I will frog and make into this hat instead for me. Green is more my color than orange, anyway.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! You've been busy! Love the stocking, but dude, size 14?!?! Can you say store bought? :P

    "I am going to use this batch for the clapotis, that everyone and anyone who knits has already done"

    Um, nope. But that does bring to mind that Ravelry can really make a pattern popular in a big hurry! Like Jay Walkers, Monkeys...

    Glad it's you going to that next meeting and not me! Talk about temptation. Have fun!


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