Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Welcome back

It's been so long.

I just finished this hat, for our friend, Ollie, in England. Modelled by Matthew, both of these four year olds have big noggins, so it should fit Ollie just fine.

I love the decreases at the top of this hat. The pattern is Shedir from Knitty.com. It is rather complicated and you must pay attention to every other row - the ones with the cables. It went a little quicker once I'd worked out how to do ALL of the cabling without a needle. I had to tink back a couple of the cabling rows - pretty soul-destroying, but worth it.
The yarn is a test skein of the new Malabrigo yarn "Dos", in colourway "Pearl Ten". I picked that up from Stitches West earlier this year. I love the colour, but think I may be allergic to the yarn itself - every time I knit with it, my eyes would get itchy and watery.

In the interests of equality, here's a pic of Teddy, getting his first badge at cub scouts this week.
That wheelchair lady must've been going REALLY fast!

5 comments:

turtlegirl76 said...

Oh it looks wonderful! Ollie will love it for many years to come I'm sure!

And yay for badges! Whomever said "We don't need no stinkin' badges" was wrong. Congrats!

cpurl17 said...

What a pretty hat! He's going to love it!

Bezzie said...

HOly crud! The boys are getting huge! You have to blog more! Hahahaha! Beautiful hat! You rock doing it in such a lux yarn like Malabrigo for a 4 yo! (My young recipients get Wool Ease at the best! Ha ha!)

IrishgirlieKnits said...

I'm with Bezzie....so cute are those boys!! They are growing so quickly...must blog more!!!! Love love love the hat!

mwah mwah mwah

cupcakefaerie said...

So glad you're back! What a beautiful hat.

Congratulations to Teddy!