Monday, July 11, 2011

It's a Cool Koolhaas

What's that you say? It's 90 degrees and I'm wearing a hat?

Well, it is made out of wool and SILK, silk, which is cool right?

As you can see I'm knitting out of season but, man I have been wanting to knit this hat for ages and I had all this yarn leftover from my buttercup shirt and I've been wanting get over the hump over doing a cabled pattern. Perfect! Let's knit a hat in the heat (and I mean HEAT) of the summer.
Can you tell that this is not me?

The Low Down
I love this yarn! It is soft and light and pretty. It's also a joy for me to knit with. I highly recommend trying it if you haven't already.

The way this hat decreases and keeps the pattern is so wonderful. I really liked making this hat, but I'm not sure I like all the fiddlyness of handling a cable needle. I think I'm going to have to learn to do it without a needle. I like to keep things as simple (and lazy) as possible. Although I did like working with the wooden brittany cable needle. It had a nice feel to it and it didn't slip out too easy, plus it looks nice.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

High Hopes and a Birthday

Just over a week ago I went on a 20 hour drive to Florida and back. Of course the first thing I thought of was "ooh, so much time for knitting". I packed two knitting projects, one that I had just started and another to cast on while on the road.

I had visions of returning with at least one project complete. Visions they were, high hopes that went unfulfilled. I got next to no knitting done. Oh well..

At least we had fun doing other things.

Also, somehow, last Saturday my baby turned 2! How in the world did that happen?
Just waking up on the morning of his 2nd birthday! I got this idea from watching The View (don't ask me why I was watching it) Take a picture as they wake up every birthday, then when they are 18 you have all these 1st morning pictures.

1st birthday

I even tried my hand at decorating the outside a bit. I came up with ballon tree at the last minute.

Balloons in the wind.

Strawberries from the farmers market.