Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Yarn Along: beet pink

This wurm hat has such a gorgeous turned brim. I plan to hunt down some other patterns that make use of this ingenious technique. Though I don't mind ribbing, my cast on always looks a little like someone chewed on it if I'm not careful.  It must be because I take "cast on loosely" to heart and overcompensate.  In any case, this technique is my new favorite way to start off a hat. I might even try it on a sweater some day.
I parted with my massive collection of Piecework magazines last week, after thoroughly enjoying them for years. These Jane Austen Knits needed one last flip-through.  Don't worry--I'll be passing all of these magazines on to those who will enjoy them. They're too lovely for the recycling bin.

10 comments:

Michaela said...

Is today Wednesday?? Kate!! You are posting from the future!!!!!!! I'm very impressed. (I almost thought I was crazy and had lost a day there for a minute...)

willfulmina said...

It's a glitch--my TARDIS is terrible with dates...

elizabeth said...

nothing wrong with posting a day early; I did that last week on purpose; and Wanda (Reinventing Mother) usually does her Tuesday if she can...:)

I think that hat will be just beautiful!!!

My goodness you are getting rid of a lot. Hope you won't be missing any of it later. but there is always google and librarians and libraries for such things also :)

steph said...

i've been on a 'clean out' rampage, too.....invigorating isn't it?

Reinventing Mother said...

That color pink is awesome! I too have a stack of Piecework and JA knits. I can't bear yet to get rid of them. You'll have to share where they went. Maybe that will inspire me!

Donna said...

I love the ribbing on the Wurm hat too. I want to make some more hats with that ribbing. Such a great idea.

Laura at Beehive Rugs said...

The pink is a great color. I've been cleaning out to it is so freeing!

Christina - The Cozy Knitter said...

That is one of my favorite ways to start a hat also ... and it keeps your ears extra toasty!

Cathy said...

I made a hat for my son a few years back with the rolled hem brim, and like you, I loved it!

I find it hard to think of you giving up your Piecework Magazines. It is one of my favorites.

Jayne Marti said...

I don't know how you can bear to part with Jane Austen Knits! I did clear out lots of my magazines when we moved and donated them to the local Wool Guild, so I knew they were going to an appreciative audience!
Love, love the colour!