Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Candy Cane Hat
I knitted this little number yesterday, a nice quick knit. It is the Candy Cane Hat from Handknit Holidays. I used Heirloom 8ply machine washable wool on 3.5mm needles.
Still plugging away at the items posted previously and a new project is now being organised. I am doing a swap with someone and my part of the swap is to knit her a pair of socks, as she is a pink girl I thought no worries I will knit them in Opal pink self patterning yarn. Think again, I have searched every LYS in Australia, that are on line at least anyway and no joy. The pink I was after is no longer available, so after asking on a couple of knitting forums if anyone had a ball in their stash they could swap or sell me, someone was able to help and so now a ball is on its way to me, thanks Donna. So what am I getting in return for knitting these socks? For now it is a secret and all will be revealed soon, so stay tuned!!!
Yesterday was stitch and bitch and as always a great day was had by all, we had a new lady turn up, I hope you liked our little group Caroline. Thanks to Katt and Cindy some of us got some new knitting bits and pieces.
Some Regia sock yarn in the clown colourway, Knit Simple magazines and my favourite sock needles in the whole world, Clover bamboo 2.5mm. I know a lot of knitters now choose to knit their socks on circulars but for me I still love the feel of DPNs when knitting socks.