The knitting continues apace here, with two hats off the needles in the past week. The first hat I want to show you is the Peerie Flooers beanie by Kate Davies (hers is above). My hat was done in a mix of Rowan Fine Tweed and Jamieson's Spindrift. I'm really happy with how it turned out.
My husband helped me pick the colors as I can be quite color challenged. Here's the top:
I also finished the Camellia hat in just a few days and got it delivered to its recipient this week. She was pleased and called it a "going out" hat, as opposed to one you'd wear only at home or to bed (with chemo, one gets a cold head at night). It fits well, and I'll keep it in mind if I have a small amount of yarn to use for something.
I mentioned in my last post that I've discovered knitting video podcasts. I've been watching Knit Me Happy, but I also found another one I like called Knitting Blooms. Both of these gals are very pleasant to listen to and have a lot of knitting and spinning to talk about each time. Tina of Knitting Blooms broadcasts in front of a set of cabinets that display her amazing stash--it's worth a visit just to check that out! And as the Knit Me Happy gal says, watching a knitting podcast is like having a friend to knit with, which is fun if you're someone who does a lot of knitting alone.
The Knitting Blooms group on Ravelry is having a "March Madness" challenge due to start March 1, and I signed on for it. The rules are that she picks something from your stash between 400-500 yds, and then you decide on a project using that yarn and complete it during the month of March. Here is the yarn she chose for me, 400 yds of Delight from Drops (Garnstudio), a blend of wool and nylon.
The challenge is simple, but all of a sudden I don't have any idea what I will knit! I have trouble finding a project I like in variegated yarn, and this one has large blocks of color. I've been doing a lot of searching on Ravelry for patterns and came up with this mosaic of ideas (click to enlarge). There's everything from a ribbed Baktus scarf to a lace shawlette. It just depends on what kind of knitting I want.
1. Drops shawl, 2. Annis, 3. Holden shawlette, 4. Nessie, 5. Northern Lights shawl, 6. Wavy Baktus, 7. Ribbed scarf by Jared Flood, 8. Aspen Neck cowl, 9. Chickadee cowl
Opinions, anyone? I actually like all of these, so it will be hard to choose. Did any of you participate in Finish or Frog It February?