I've found this head hugger pattern some time ago, but never got around knitting it. Hannah wanted a hat like that, so I gave her the yarn, needles and pattern. She cast on, knit about 4 rows and stalled. Well, mom to the rescue. Rip, rip, rip and a few hours later this hat was done. It was so much fun to knit and I can see making another one in red for her. It did grow a lot with blocking though.
I've used Artyarns Supermerino in the color # SM 250 on 4.5mm needles. I've used 2 skeins/104yds each. The pattern is called Amelia Earhart Aviator Cap designed by Flor. No luck with the link. The website is www.headhuggers.org.
This pair of socks I made for my friend Andrea. They are still on their way to Austria. I sure hope they'll fit! The pattern comes the yahoo group "Socken-Kreativ-Liste" a German yahoo sock knitting group. The original pattern (designed by Stephanie van der Linden) had the design on the foot as well, but I made them toe-up and wasn't in the mood for row counting to get the pattern right, since I wanted to make the jojo heel and this heel has two knit rows all around, which would have made it a little complicated. Anyway, I like them the way they are.
I've used Schoeller & Stahl Fortissima Socka 75% Superwash wool 25% polyamid on 2.5mm needles, which for my taste, makes a little loose knitted fabric. But since it was slip stitch I thought it might work.
These are my birthday socks. Hannah gave me this "Mountain Colors Bearfoot" yarn for my birthday and when she came home at the beginning of January, she asked if I had made socks already. So I had to knit them up fast! They are a bit dark, but I've never felt softer and warmer socks on my feet! It's the mohair content. I did wash them twice, by hand, and glad I did. Boy do they bleed! I've never had yarn bleed that much before.
yarn: Mountain colors Bearfoot color: Moose Creek, 60% superwash wool, 25% mohair and 15% nylon on 2.25mm needles. It's a simple sock pattern to fit my feet.
Well, there you have it! My FO's so far.
I'm working on Evelyn Clark's Shetland Triangle shawl right now and on the Magic Mosaic squares as well as on my Noro blanket. No socks on the needles, but that can change without further notice! ;o)
Biko is showing off her broken tooth! The 2007 city dog tags are red hydrants this year! I find that rather funny! ;o)