Saturday, February 2, 2008

I promise it's not cheating...

Okay. So I know Foliage wasn't exactly on my list of things to finish. Okay fine, it wasn't on there at all. But here's the thing: rather than jumping right into my second Bird-in-hand mitten, I opted to work on something a little lighter, a little more slouchy. *Enter Le Slouch*. Le slouch and I had been having this sort of love/hate relationship all along. Meaning I loved the way it was looking in my hands but absolutely hating the way it looked on my head. For whatever reason, it just wasn't a good fit. So I put the beret on "time out" (which is quite typical for my knits when they get into trouble) until I was in a better state to deal with it.
























That state never came, and I knew I had to take account of my situation. On the one hand, I have 200 yards of gorgeous Malabrigo worsted, and on the other hand, I have a hat I'll never wear. *Enter Foliage*. This hat pattern was well written, cute, fast, easy, and everything else a good hat should be. I barely even remember making it next to casting on last night and finishing early this afternoon. Here are some stats:

Pattern: Foliage from Knitty Fall 2007
Yarn: 1 skein Malabrigo Worsted - Polar Morn
Needles: I decided to do it all on magic loop size 7's for body and 2's for brim
Cast on: 2/1 Cast off: 2/2

So there you have it . One project done, 6 more to go!

7 comments:

Awesome Mom said...

That is very pretty!

jillian said...

So cute! That color looks smashing with both your dark hair and ivory coat. It really is a winning pattern. Hardly any effort really, but it looks so good!

mari said...

It came out lovely.:)

LizKnits said...

well on the list or not, your hat is beautiful. I've seen several of these recently and love the pattern. Your color is beautiful.

Alex Look said...

Everything you do seems to come out perfectly! Is there anything you dont totally ROCK at? I said that I would check out your blog and Im only half way through but Im lovin it! Lets hangout, it'll be sweet!!! HAHA well I'll see you in class. Stay HAPPY stay in COLLEGE and Keep KNITTING!!!

Kara said...

i mean, come on! How could you deny that cuteness? It looks very fab.

Reckless Glue said...

adorable! love this on you!