I made more things

4 01 2013

… Then I made my dad a beanie.

He likes to go for long walks, and as he lives in a place that’s very cold in winter, I thought he’d like a cap to keep his noggin warm.

Dad's beanie

Dad’s beanie

It’s the first time in ages I’ve knitted in any yarn other than 4ply. This is 10ply, in a dark blue and green combination: MadelineTosh Vintage in Stargazing. The photo shows a little more colour definition than it seems in ‘real life’.  It’s a really simple pattern and takes no time to knit up: Regular Guy beanie.

Then I made myself another pair of socks. These were made using the two-at-a-time toe-up method, and I even used the heel in the pattern to try out something new. It was fun to knit, and I like the pattern (Crazy Monkey), but I don’t so much like the combination of the pattern and the yarn colouring.

my newest pair of socks

my newest pair of socks

It’s beautiful to handle, it’s Koigu KPPPM in colour P536. I have no idea why I bought this yarn – it combines all the colours I don’t like: green, brown and yellow. Strange decision indeed. Have a look at their website, there are so many amazing colour combinations, way more amazing than this choice.

Next is a cardigan. For serious.



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17 01 2013
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13 02 2013
More knitting fun « Melbourne Jeweller

[…] Last time I wrote about my knitting extravaganza I promised a cardigan. Well … I did knit a cardigan, all 60 or more hours of it. It was a fail. A large fail. It didn’t fit properly and the shape was all wrong. Wrong I tell you. […]

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