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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

First FO 2008

Here it is.... the first Finished Object of 2008! Details:

Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash - Have I mentioned how much I love this yarn! Have I told you I've actually (those weak of heart stop reading now) put the hat in both the washing machine and the dryer? Yup - it truly is superwash yarn!

Pattern: Combination of the Norwegian Star Hat (Cuff & Picot Edge), Doublemassa Hat (Pattern) and Danish Earflap Cap (Crown). All from Charlene Schurch's book Hat's On. (I know I've told you how much I love that book!)

Needles: Addi Turbo Size 4 US for the cuff, Size 6 US for the body & crown (switched to dpn when crown got too small for the circulars)

Recipient: Originally intended for the kindergarten aide, but after Orion saw the finished project, he wanted it for his teacher. So - Julie's Hat has become Sharon's Hat and the original Sharon's Hat became Julie's Hat (you get the picture).

Size: Medium (112 stitches)

Project Timeline: Cast On during an all new episode of ER (finally!!!) Thursday, January 3rd & finished Saturday, January 5th at 11:15 pm.

These really are quick projects!
Along the lines of Finished Objects - A Knitterly Shout-Out to my friend Jen down in Tucson, AZ who finished her first pair of socks for her 2-year old daughter! Hooray!!! If I had a photo - I'd post it for all the knitting world (okay - perhaps not all the knitting world, but those who wander by...) to see. Well done!!! I know my MIL, Sylvia, is almost finished with her first pair as well. They were without power for several days in Sacramento due to a big ol' storm, so I think we can give her a little extra time to finish. :0)

Speaking of finishing - need to wind yard & then finish the foot for Vintage Sock #2. Yee haw!

Happy Day! Ciao ~


Lisa W. said...

well done! gorgeous colors and a beautiful compilation of patterns!

tiennie said...

Love this hat! Well done!

yarnmaniac said...

That hat is gorgeous! Love the colors.