Monday, September 26, 2011

Two tiny hats. And one for my big noggin.

So, a coworker is pregnant, and has asked me to knit a hat for the baby. She doesn't know the sex yet, so I tried to choose a pattern that would work for a boy or a girl. I think I failed, both hats are sort of girly, but I'm going to ignore that and hope the baby turns out to be a girl. She already has a son, and I got the impression she wants this one to be a girl. So I'm just sending girl vibes, right? 

I also made something for myself. Because, when it comes to knitting, I'm my own best customer. And all that stuff about the joy of giving and knitting for others - I feel the biggest joy when I knit something for ME. Yup, selfish. But honestly, would you give something like this away? 

The pattern is Equisetum. Words can't describe what a great pattern it is. It's simple to follow, even tough it's only written, no chart. It comes out beautifully, and I love the effect the wraps give. Never did anything like it before, I'm really pleased it turned out so well. 

The pattern is knit flat, I did mine in the round, which meant purling every other row and making sure to turn the knits into purls and vice versa. There are a few not-so-pretty purl bumps, from where I added new yarn. Turns out, I only know how to hide the new ends on plain stockinette. 
The yarn is Rozetti First Class, super soft and nice to work with. I did find 3 knots in the first skein, but none in the second skein, so I guess it was just a bad skein. I absolutely hate those stupid knots that sneak up on you just when you think your knitting is coming along beautifully. 

Next project - socks. For real this time, I think I finally found a pattern. Brainless. But I also have a skein and a half of the Rozetti yarn left, and I want to use that up. Maybe a cowl? So many potential projects, so little time to knit them.


  1. Wow, love your hat. Thanks for pointing me to such a wonderful free pattern!

  2. I love these sock patterns with cables on the sides, there's something so pleasing about them!

    Your hat reminds me of the new pattern by Brooklyn Tweed that just came out, and that I am very keen on making. It looks so warm and squishy! :)

  3. Divne kapice, zaista prizivaš devojčicu:)! A i za jesen si počela lepo da se pripremaš.

  4. KOnačno još netko tko je dovoljno sebičan da najradije plete za sebe ... osjećala sam se prilično usamljeno prije tvog priznanja :-)

  5. Hmmm... i da se rodi decak, ne vidim razloga da mu odmah ispletes jos 2 muske kape :) A dok i on shvati da decko, moze nositi i zenske kape :)

  6. Jako lijepi radovi.Divim se tvom trudu za " prilagodjavanje" patterna za kruzno pletenje, to nekad moze da bude "tricky". Planiras li da sijes nesto za jesen?

  7. Blago tebi - jer znaš samu sebe darivati vlastitim uratcima! Ja - čovjeće, kao da ništo što napravim nemrem zadržati! Sram me bilo!

    Kapica je mrak i mislim da bi se mojoj najstarijoj mogla dopasti (imamo vunu iz njenih snova, još samo da najdemo odgovarajući pattern)!