Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Pattern: Habitat by Jared Flood
Yarn: Vermont Organic Fiber Company O-Wool Balance (Worsted, Cotton/Merino)
Needles: Size 7 16" circular and DPN's
Mods: Knit entirely on size 7 needles rather than switching to 8's for the body of the hat.
Made For: My darling little brother for his birthday.
Notes: Excellent yarn, excellent pattern, excellent fit. It didn't take long to knit up, considering what it is (a cabled mess of goodness) and I found myself falling in love with cables again. This is due to cabling without a cable needle... A great tutorial is found here.
Pattern: Fetching by knitty
Yarn: Mirasol Qina (Worsted, Alpaca and Bamboo)
Needles: Size 5 DPN's
Made For: A beautiful aunt of mine
Notes: Easy easy easy and super quick! Less than three hours and you have a Christmas gift, does it get better than that? And this yarn is the most heavenly yarn EVER. These turned out rather small (tight gauge and I would call this yarn DK rather than Worsted) but the recipient is a rather small person, so it's okay.
Pattern: Rose Red by Ysolda Teague
Yarn: Skacel Collection, Inc. - Adagio (Worsted, Silk and Llama)
Needles: Size 7 DPN's and 16" circular
Mods: Cast off early
Made For: Commissioned by David for Kourtney
Notes: This one turned out big and wonderfully slouchy. The yarn was a little splitty for my taste, but soft as all get out!