Thursday, April 9, 2009

Coming Soon: Hats

Keep 'em coming! The ideas, I mean. Within the last few weeks my brain is working on overdrive to try and sketch out designs to work up. Fingers only move so fast. Frustrating little fact. Along with the fact that things like sleeping and breathing are also a necessary part of life.

So in the works..... lots of hats! Hats worked bottom up, top down, and beginning in the middle, because the middle is so very nice. One of the first hats that will be wrapped up began as an accessory to match my Sourwood Mountain gloves that was published in the recent Knitty. I'm still deciding where to go with this one. It's definitely inspired by Sourwood Mt., but didn't really end up in the same place. Gotta love when that happens. Seriously.

Next in line is Funky #7 (anyone familiar with Hot Tuna will recognize that title). This little topper should end up published on my site by the end of the month at the very latest. Hopefully sooner rather than latter. It's DK weight, and be prepared to switch needle sizes a few times during the process.

If you're gonna have bad hair, ya need a good hat. And I have me some pretty bad hair, so hats are naturally on my mind. Now, back to the needles. ;o)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

SnakeWinder Socks

$4.50 USD

Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts, Socks That Rock, Lightweight. 100% superwash merino; 4.5oz/127g; 360yds/329m Color: “Winter Solstice”.

Needles: US size 1 (2.5mm), set of 4 dpns.
(NOTE: If you tend to work cables tightly, or have wide ankles, or prefer a looser fit around the ankle, you may wish to go up a needle size and change to needle for gauge on the foot/stockinette portion.)

Gauge: 32 sts and 44 rnds = 4” in Stockinette stitch in the round (or 8 sts and 11 rnds = 1”)

Extras: at least 2 easily distinguishable stitch markers

•Pattern Notes•
The marker noting the beginning of each round is important. Due to the nature of the increases and decreases the stitches will shift around the needles and the marker will supply a steady indicator.

As noted under needle size:
If you 1) work cables and twisted stitches tightly, 2) prefer a loose fit around your ankle, or 3) have wide ankles, you may wish to go up an needle size for the ankle portion of the sock. Switch back to the recommended gauge for the foot/stockinette portion of your work.