Shaggy Mane

Shaggy Mane

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

What - a finished knitting project?!?





I know, surprise, surprise. It took way too long to finish this - something about sz 0 needles, fingering weight yarn, complicated two-color knitting and training for too many races slowed the knitting down on this one. Not sure who/what this hat is for. I am sure it will become obvious in the near future.

Details:

Yarn - Plymouth Yarn Co. Happy Feet (90% superwash merino wool, 10% nylon). Main color: 5. Contrasting color also Happy Feet - a beautiful variegated deep blue seen in other hats/socks distributed to various family members.

Needles - Knit Picks Harmony double points, sz O (2 mm) and Inox nickel-plated circulars, same size

Celtic knotwork patterns from "Celtic Charted Designs" by Co Spinhoven. Dover Publications.

Pattern is written down (another surprise as I usually jot down a few numbers and wing it).

Heading south in a few hours for a conference and a race. Along with "grown-up clothes" and running stuff I am packing two knitting projects. Yarn for a pair of socks (Happy Feet again) and yarn for a scarf (after all it is 63 degrees today).

5 comments:

Wayne said...

I like the 3rd picture... you could use that for your profile picture on fb. :)

wildknits said...

I could...

Are you critiquing my choice of profile pictures??

Jim in Big lake said...

wow nice lookin' knittin' there. My scarf is slowly growing, then to start the matching hats. I may have at least the scarf done by snowfall.

SteveQ said...

Unrelated question: how long and steep is the ski hill at Chester Park? I fugure you'd know.

wildknits said...

good question Steve - I will do a little research and get back to you on it. Which ski hill - downhill or ski jump???? ;->