I finished the Braided Cable hat on Saturday evening. At the very end I almost had a complete disaster on my hands (yarn unraveling – big mess). But I was able to save the day. The hat, if I do say so, is so cute. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look right on its intended owner – Joe. It’s a bit too poofy. I had a feeling this was going to happen. So now, the hat is mine (happily)!! It’s a bit big on me, but if I roll up the ribbing you can still see the cool cabling and it looks good. Which says a lot coming from me. I ‘m very picky about my hats. Here’s the hat:
I personally love it. I could look at it all day!! And the Cascade Soft Spun is really soft. Joe will get a plain old ski cap for his upcoming ski trip. That’s what he likes!! I have enough of the same yarn left so I can easily make his hat from the same wool.
My Magic Loop Socks from the Toe Up class on Saturday was great. Had so much fun the time flew by. I chose a green variegated Berrocco sock yarn for my project. Socks are a lot of work. Very fine yarn and size 1 needles!! The caston was a bit tricky. I do need to practice. So far, I love my sock. Need to knit about 5 more inches before the next class on the 21st. I think I can do it! Will post a picture later. There are 6 of us in the class, so that makes it so much fun too. Lots of talking and laughing. Good group of knitters!