August 16, 2011

Fake Isle Done

I finished the Fake Isle hat yesterday.  I love this hat!  I can see myself making a few more of these.  The black yarn is Classic Elite's Bam Boo and the multi is my own.

This hat is up there with my all time favorites because the pattern is simple, but the effect is great.  I see myself making this hat in various colors and sizes in the near future.  Someone is going to have a warm head this winter.

Recently I purchased Autobahn from the Twist Collective site (if you haven't been to their site, take a peek).  They have such great patterns - all stuff I wish I had the time to make for myself.  Autobahn calls for thick yarn, and I don't have any that isn't acrylic.  Not that there's anything wrong with acrylic, it's just that I'd prefer Cascade 220.

I also cast on for a pair of mittens, and last night I finished one:

There's a few wonky stitches which I believe means that a needle came out and I just stuck it back in and kept going.  Not good, but not disastrous.  What's not good is the boring color.  These mittens were intended for a boy, but when I think about it, I've never seen a boy over the age of 6 wearing mittens.

Today when I opened the mailbox I saw a package there and thought it was the micro trindle I'm waiting for.  Instead it's the new arms for my regular trindle.  Yay!  I've been waiting for those too.

The ones on the left which aren't photographed very well are called 'root beer' and the ones on the right are called 'purple chalcedony'.  Sadly, they are not nearly as pretty as my old beads, but I'm happy with them and besides, I've got to adapt and move on.

Anyone thinking about holiday knitting?  What's on your list of things to make?


  1. The hat looks wonderful! I love the colors. Is Autobahn a hat or a scarf, or do you get both?

    1. The pattern is pretty amazing, especially with the colors that you chose.