Friday, November 30, 2007
Gettin' Cozy with Cables!
Maaaan we sure had some chilly days this week and I wanted nothing more for myself then a nice warm hat to wear when I go out to take Paisley to school and back everyday. I searched a bit on the net this afternoon for a free pattern and finally came aross one that I liked (alot). First I'm just going to say that sometimes free patterns are the best patterns, I loved making every inch of this hat. I've never visited this blog before and found the hat pattern/blog off google, but man it's cute. It's called Cozy Cabled Toque (from Domestic Affair). It called for bulky weight yarn, so I just double stranded some Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk DK that Rhonda gave me a while back and I used 6mm needles instead of the 6.5mm the pattern was using. I really love how it turned out for the most part. The only part I wasn't too crazy on was how I did the baby cables, I don't think I did them quite right but I still really love the toque anyway. Let me know what you think, I'd appreciate the feedback. I'm thinking it may need a pom-pom as well......?? This is the very first hat that I've knit that I actually enjoyed, I was never too fond of making them before. If you're looking for a last minute Christmas gift to knit, this would work great!
I'll be making this toque again, so I'll have time to get those baby cables right!!!! Next on my agenda is cabled mitts to match perhaps, sounds tempting. I'm more then 1/2 finished the Seamless Yoked Baby Sweater as well. I've been pretty busy this week with.......knitting! :-)
Oh yeah, I haven't mentioned my sweater (Tiltled Duster) in a while. It's been done for quite some time, I just need to (groan) sew it all up and get some nice buttons for it, I really would like to wear it soon. :-)