Friday, February 17, 2006

Sherry and the Black Hat

My friend Sherry sent me her photos wearing the black hat:

Black Hat

Black Hat


Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Happy Valentine's Day!

The Valentine's Vest is finished, and given as a present this morning! This is the Petrol Pattern from Knitty--it was an easy knit, and wonderfully written. Knitted with cashmerino, I originally wanted to knit it in solid black, but I got scared that I would run out of the cashmerino, so the stripe saved on some yarn--this was knit in Brown Sheep. In the end, I think it would have been close, but I would have had just enough yarn!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Its black!

Kittyville Hat, SnB. Lionbrand CottonEase, and Bernat Boucle (this stuff never dies, I swear the ball goes on and on and on). Size 8 needles.

This hat would have taken a few hours, if I had knit on it for any length of time. I didn't add the earflaps, since I would have had to bust into another skein, and well, I didn't want to.

I much prefer ribbed bands, since this hat is a bit big, and it would of made it fit better. Bella was upset that she's never in photos so I dragged her into this one.


Tuesday, February 07, 2006

My Valentine Vest (aka Knitty's Petrol) is ready for the top back and front. Originally, I wasn't going to knit a stripe; however, when I began to worry about running short on the black cashmerino (and I bought every one of the balls in the dye lot!!!), the stripe was back in--I used some charcoal Brown Sheep from my stash! The ribbing pattern is fabulous, and I am happy that I knitted this in cashmerino, because it is soft and fluid!

Monday, February 06, 2006

It is black!

But it looks dark blue, at least on my screen:

Black Hat

Yarn: Frog Tree Merino, about 150 yards.