Man Hat, Goat Mitt February 7, 2009Posted by merp in FOs, Knitting, Pisco!.
…or, Success Through Randomness.
Mr. Merp’s alpaca hat purchased in Peru 5 years ago has a hole in it now. I could mend it. But instead, I made him a new one:
Pattern: Hah. (It’s a somewhat delusional interpretation of stitch #20, Herringbone Rib, in the Vogue Stitchionary Vol. I: Knit & Purl)
Needles: #7, circular and dpn
Time to finish: a few days, off and on.
Happiness quotient: Reasonable.
Randomness: Extreme. Sure, it looks ok in the photo above – clearly we have a pattern of 3 twisted ribs between each herringbone section….or two:
I wasn’t what you would call thinking.
Meanwhile, these are in progress:
Alexandra Ballerina something from Stephanie Japel’s Fitted Knits. I’m nearly done with the body now and will probably start the sleeves tomorrow.
According to ravelry (though I doubt it’s really true), I am the first to put Cyn’s brilliant goat cable to practical use. I made it up as I went along, but did write it down, so I should be able to knit Mitt #2 to match, coming soon. But I’m already wearing Mitt #1 because it’s been so cold around here.
Until today. It shot up 45 degrees yesterday and I am now going outdoors in a light sweater, instead of wearing three layers of wool indoors, as I was just Thursday. Freaky.