Hats for the Ladies
Things have begun to settle down around here. The semester is over–all of the projects have been turned in and the final grades have been posted. The holidays are over–we’ve completed our trek around MN for Christmas and rang in the new year with a small gathering of dear friends. Perhaps best of all, I’ve submitted three out of my six applications to English Ph.D. programs. Revising my application material has been all-consuming, and I’m glad to take a break from it for a few days before gearing up to compile the final three.
All of this means that I can start showing you the holiday knitting. I’ll begin with my officemates, who all received hats as end-of-semester gifts.
Pattern: Odessa by Grumperina
Yarn: 1 ball Nashua Handknits Grand Opera
Needles: US 4 & 6
Made for: KG
Timeline: September 12-December 4, 2010
Modifications: I may have made it a little shorter to get it out of the one ball of yarn that I had
Worst Part: the yarn! Plies were broken all over the place–my worst yarn experience to date!
Best Part: the sparkles
Pattern: Robin’s Egg Blue by Rachel Iufer
Yarn: less than 1 skein Malabrigo Chunky #55 Floral
Needles: US 10
Made for: AT
Timeline: November 8-12, 2010
Worst Part: I don’t remember one
Best Part: finding the perfect button–it’s handmade ceramic
Pattern: Brambles Beret by Amanda Muscha in Knitty Deep Fall 2010
Yarn: less than 1 skein Cascade 220 Heathers #4006
Needles: US 6
Made for: CZ
Timeline: November 21-25, 2010
Modifications: None, knit the medium-length version
Worst Part: trying to photograph this colorway and getting the slouch to look halfway-decent on a dummy head
Best Part: it happens to match her scarf perfectly!
That does it for the ladies. Stay tuned to see what I knit for the guys.