30 January 2006

Sunshine & A Hat!

The view from our back bedroom this morning




A beautiful sunny Morning! The daughter is kept home from school with a cold so what better way to pass the time than by taking photos of the new hat in natural light?
You may recognize the yarn from my previous post. Yes, it is the lovely Peace Fleece which I received from my Secret Pal. I just love the colour in the sun! The pattern is based on Peruvian from Knitty. I had to add a few stitches to account for my huge head. Somehow, mine didn't come out as square shaped as the original - must have something to do with the way I pick up stitches. I don't really mind. In fact I quite like the way it looks.
A note on my technique: As I have mentioned before, I am hopeless with DPNs, so I knit this hat back and forth on circulars. Thus, there is a seam. C'est la vie! Love the i-cord bind off edge. It took six readings of the instructions and much fumbling, (with 2 DPNs knitting off the circular), but once I got it, I flew. Always great to learn a new technique.

PS: The back of the daughter's head appears with her express permission. It is a sad fact that this lovely hat looks better on her than it does on me. Sigh...



3 comments:

Super Secret Knitting Pal said...

Wow...great hat. I am glad to see the Peace Fleece yarn was good for you. One worries about color, fiber content, etc. I love the pic of the view from the bedroom window. Ah...sun, I so miss it here.

Not An Artist said...

Great hat and great view! Your view reminds me of my Grandparent's home town...

Kelly said...

Pretty in Pink and just in time for Valentine's Day!