Monday, February 05, 2007

Fair Isle February

Yes, I joined the Fair Isle February knitalong. I am planning to make the KnitPicks Palette Fair Isle Cardigan, but I decided to dip my toes in with a slightly more portable project first - Kris's We Call Them Pirates hat. Yes, the one I promised him ages ago. I started it Saturday night while we were hanging out at Mtwelovett's house and finished it this afternoon. It is drying right now while blocking on a mixing bowl. :)


Kris had to also get a nice closeup of one of the skulls.

And lest you think I am a slacker, the reason I started the hat was that....
Jenneke's socks are done! It's a little hard to see in that picture, but I did do a picot bindoff at the top of the cuff. So, yes, Jenneke, I'll be gathering a few goodies to tuck into the box, and then your socks will be on their way!

And yes, you might have noticed that I mentioned "hanging out with Mtwelovett". She and I have been talking for a year and a half about getting together, so when we found out that the musical of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels was coming to Raleigh, we decided that was our sign. I got tickets for Kris and I, and we went down this weekend and had a complete blast with Mary and Robert. I also got to meet Qeltic, too. Heck, my Bear even got to meet his long-lost cousin Teddy. :) Kris got some great pictures, which I will post as soon as he gets them uploaded.

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21 Comments:

At 7:14 PM, Blogger Kaitie Tee said...

Your hat looks great! I made one a couple weeks ago and was excited that it was such a quick knit.

 
At 9:24 PM, Anonymous Mintyfresh said...

Argh, that's a cute hat!

 
At 9:56 PM, Blogger Jessica said...

Your hat is perfect! I freakin love it! Great job. The socks are beautiful and yes I can see the picot bind off! :)

 
At 10:44 PM, Blogger Qeltic said...

Loved meeting you and Kris! And I can't believe you've gotten that hat done so quickly. Wow!

 
At 11:28 PM, Blogger Zonda said...

Awesome hat!! Nice work! The socks are fab too!

You weren't too far from me! Glad you guys had a good time! :)

 
At 4:17 AM, Anonymous jenneke said...

Wow! Great hat! I also just love your pattern for Jack sparrow's favourite socks. I think my brother would so love to have socks like that. I'm looking forward to the green socks!

 
At 6:03 AM, Blogger Jo said...

Cool! I love both the hat and the socks :) What wool are the socks knit from?

 
At 8:54 AM, Blogger Mtwelovett said...

You finished your hat already???!?!?! ! You are speedy woman! We had a blast too! Glad you could make it.

"... Great Big Stuff!!!... "

I was paying so much attention to the conversation, and not the pattern that I knit two rows past where I was supposed to put the thumb on a holder!!! Trying to decide now if I'm gonna tink back, or just put it in the current row.

 
At 11:51 AM, Blogger Kris said...

I love the hat. It came out so nice. The detailed picture of the skull is really nice to. Oh, and the socks, I really like the socks to.

 
At 12:55 PM, Blogger cpurl17 said...

The hat and socks are great! I just bought a skein of the Juniper this past weekend.

 
At 1:38 PM, Blogger me-nikk said...

OMG THAT HAT IS AWESOME!!! You've inspired me and as soon as things start to settle down a bit, I'm going to do it. I'm going to do it darn it. I'm going to pick up my own needles and yarn again. Someday, someday very soon I will be a knitter too!

Love to you and your hubby!

 
At 6:16 PM, Blogger Penny Karma said...

That hat is kickass!

 
At 8:05 PM, Anonymous Stephanie said...

That is the best pirate hat/item I have seen yet! I so want to make a pirate item for a friend I have who loves pirates (it's an obsession for her). You have given me inspiration

 
At 10:27 PM, Anonymous OLPP said...

I *love* that hat! You did such a spectacular job. If I bring some tea, could I come over for knitting lessons? It's about a, what, 40956-hour walk to there from Phoenix? Dang. And mmmmmm, what lovely socks and yarn pr0n!

 
At 10:29 PM, Blogger Knitting Bandit said...

If anything could convince me to try my hand at Fair Isle it's your rockin' hat!!

 
At 9:02 AM, Blogger Cheesy Knit Wit said...

That hat is awesome!!!! I love it!

 
At 10:36 AM, Blogger Batty said...

I joined too. But I'm worried that the FI portion of the sweater I'll be knitting won't start till March!

 
At 7:04 PM, Blogger Magatha said...

That hat is so cool it's going to be a hot target for hat thieves. Just a heads up for the wearer!

Socks So Lovely. What a lucky set of feet your pal has. ;-)

 
At 10:19 PM, Blogger Pyewacket said...

That hat kicks ass. I covet it. Tell Kris we want to see it modeled.

 
At 8:51 AM, Blogger LaBean said...

Yep, I can see the picots on the cuff. Nice coloring too. Isn't M12 a hoot? I can't wait to meet her too. :) And you too! hee

 
At 8:21 AM, Blogger Rain said...

I love that hat pattern, yours looks amazing.

Those socks are so pretty.

 

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