Wednesday, December 15, 2010

WIP Wednesday already?!

Yikes, I haven't got much more done since the last time I made a WIP Wednesday post a whole week ago. Where has the time gone?! To be honest I have been so busy with family, sorting Christmas and seeking jobs to knit (shame on me I know).





So last night I cast on my next project, the From Norway With Love hat - another superb creation by the massively talented Anna and Heidi Pickles. This had been in my Ravelry queue for ever, but having seen the two my good friend Rachel has made recently and how gorgeous they are I just had to bump it up to the top and cast on finally.

So far I am loving the colours (the blue is more greeney-blue in real life, darn you wintery lack of daylight), and the yarn is lovely too (I'm using up some lovely but sadly discontinued Rowan pure wool dk that I got at a steal price during a closing down sale earlier this year, plus a couple of random leftover balls for the pattern). I just hope it turns out the right size and that the fair isle is flexible enough to stretch to fit my head (this is only my second attempt at fair isle, the first being a but more miss than hit - but I have been carefully watching YouTube tutorials this time so fingers crossed it pays off). In the meantime it's fun and quite therapeutic to watch the pattern gradually emerge round after round.

Anyway, that's pretty much me for now. Hopefully I'll be able to show you a FO or two on Friday, if I can grab an hour or so to finish them in between the crazy week of interviews and Christmas events I have scheduled! It never rains eh?!

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10 comments:

Rachel said...

ah you started? i just finished another last night, i added a extra heart in the repeat (width wise)and that makes it much better, and i do 5 heart repeats not 4.
good luck with it hun x

Tami Klockau said...

The colors go so great together (even if they are a little off in the picture) and will look great! What a nice pattern!

mutantsupermodel said...

Know what's crazy? There's only ONE MORE WIP Wednesday before Christmas. EEK!

Denise said...

I like those colors together. It's that time of year when everyone is crazy busy.

Affiknitty said...

I love the color combo you chose. Thanks for the link. . . I'm off to add it to the favorites!

Alea said...

I love that hat! Mine is just a tad snug in one place but that's all!

littlesparrowknits said...

I love that hat pattern - the hearts are so cute! Yours is looking great so far!

autumngeisha said...

Great colors! This is also on my wish list to knit, what a cute pattern!

Kathleen said...

What a great hat pattern, and I love the colours you're using, too. I hope the YouTube tutorials pay off and it fits wonderfully. :)

Dina said...

great colors, may have to investigate making one myself