Before I share with you today’s points earner, I thought I’d add a little WIP update. My main project at the moment has got too big to leave the house, which is a shame as i do most of my knitting in the cinema, on the bus and on other people’s sofas. I am making progress though, and the boyfriend may well receive his Christmas Cardigan before winter is over – check out the headway I’m making on the sleeves:
(I assure you that Doodah is a technical term!).
Not bad hey? Now, can you guess what today’s finished object is? Let me give you a few out-takes from my photoshoot this morning to help you out:
Here’s some, sadly it isn’t the garment I’m supposed to be capturing:
Nope? Well, this is the quality of photos you get at arms length on a cold morning…with the dog pulling on his lead dragging you in the other direction. Here’s the best of the bunch, and my new hat!
It is knit with 100% Angora (by Elsebeth Lavold), which has been overdyed with a variety of colours to create a gorgeously rich green yarn with hints of orange and purple.
I made up the pattern as I went a long, so the ribbing is a random-twisted rib, with unequal blocks of stitches. I increased heavily at the top of the ribbing, and the rest of the hat is stockinette, with patches of pattern using eyelets. Simple, but I love it, and am now working on some matching mittens.
Points? A solid 4 in total. 1 for a hat, 2 for yardage (191 yards), and 1 for designing it.
Which means I’ve hit my century! Hoorah! Hmmm…. I may have to treat myself to a cupcake on the way to work. x