Tuesday, September 20, 2005


Today I'm at my in-laws, and as promised, here are the pics. (Because after all, you don't visit this blog for my jazzy little grumblings -- let's be honest here) =)
It is with great satisfaction that I can photograph my finished Newsies Hat. It's not a big project, but I learned cables on it, and figured out a few more things about short-row shaping (I think that's what the brim was). Knitting with Blue Sky Alpaca was wonderful. I highly recommend it; the knit fabric feels fat and soft in the hand.

This is what my first attempt at cables looked like. I was twisting the knit and purl stitches. Also, I had to rip out the brim three times. It pays to read directions carefully, especially when doing something for the first time.

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Here I am modeling the finished hat. I am super proud of it as you can see.

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This particular shot also happens to be a little plug for my friend Steve's band, Like Summer. Check them out here

Here is a closer shot of the hat:

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Not sure if I did the cables properly, but they're consistent. Are they supposed to be twisted that tightly?

My siblings were making fun of this hat when I first tried it on, but now they have all been wearing it. Does it really look silly on me or should I wear it out? I think it's cute, personally, but now I feel self-conscious. Most likely, I should not obsess over such trivial matters.

Oh, and remember this stuff?

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It really did all fit in here:

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Amazing, isn't it? My husband, the master packer.

This is the Wonderful Wallaby (hooded sweater sweatshirt) that I'm making for Mr. A. As you can see in this photo, I'm starting to pick up the stitches in a contrasting color for the front pocket. We went to my grandma's 90th birthday party in NJ on Sunday (round trip of 6 hours), and it always amazes me how much I can get done in the car! Only the ribbing was done before the start of the trip.

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In my monitor, the color is true to life. I wouldn't make something in this shade of blue for myself, but with the little guys blue eyes, blond hair and incredibly pale skin, this will look great on him.


Anonymous said...

Love your hat, Faith! Gonna check out the pattern. Look at Wendy Johnson's pic tutorial on cabling without a cable needle. Also google the Waves & Shell shawl; there are some pictures on other blogs, too. Maybe closer to what you were looking for, for the feather and fan scarf? Barbara Walker's Treasuries (4 of them) are also a fantastic resource for stitch patterns. We missed you at Knit Nite last night; your time with us was waaaay too short. Best wishes on a smooth move. Pam

Faith said...

Thank you Pam! I think of you all often. I had one last shopping spree at the Bamboo Needle before I left, and when I got home realized Sarah had given me major discounts. So sweet of her! I'm going to send her a thank you card when I reach GA, but could you also tell her I said thank you?
Thanks for the pattern suggestions!

Amy said...

The cap looks very cute on you. Nice work! I'm a little intimidated by cables. I made a half hearted attempt and it turned out miserably.

Amy Boogie said...

The cap looks great on you - great work. Hubby did a nice packing job on that car. I'm no where near as good as that. I hope the move goes smoothly.

Skimmey_03 said...

I think that's a really cute hat! I wish I was crafty.


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