Sunday, October 15, 2006

Happy Head

It's getting quite cold in Montreal so it was the perfect timing to finish a new hat!

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(I swear I'm not stoned on that picture. My eyes have been itchy since yesterday).

Pattern is Véronik Avery's Short row hat (Pattern in pdf format).

I used the recommended yarn, Faith, by Ami-Ami, colour A-48. The yarn is very soft and the hat is warm. Let's just hope I won't lose this one!

Last Friday was Stitch N' Bitch night at a new yarn store, Effiloché. Some people from the Montreal Knits group were there, as well as a bunch of other people I had never met before. The evening was nice and I got to touch a lot of beautiful yarn. I also got to see the original Clapotis as well as the original Union Square Market Pullover (Kate Gilbert, the designer, teaches knitting classes at Effiloché).

I was very good and I only bought two things. I got a skein of Austermann Step sock yarn. The yarn has Aloe Vera and Jojoba oil in it, which makes it so incredibly soft. I can't stop fondling it since I got it back home. The colour I got is the one used for the fingerless mitts on this page (I'm not affialiated with this site at all, I just found it when I googled the yarn's name).

I also bought the fall 2006 issue of Knitscene (finally, there's a place in Montreal where we can buy this magazine!). I got it only because of this pattern. It's so beautiful. It's so me. I must knit it.

I will leave you guys with the preview for the next Interweave Knits magazine. I like a lot of the patterns but my favourite one is the cardigan for Arwen, though I would personally make it a bit longer.


Anonymous said...

Caroline - email me at graphicdesignchick at hotmail dot com so I have your email address. It was good to see you at Effiloche on Friday night.

Karine said...

The hat looks good and so do you, stop apologizing.

knitting gal from gaspe said...

I really like your hat. and thwe colors

K. said...

Love the hat! Thanks for the link to the IK preview!

FemiKnitMafia said...

I just started a Cardigan For Arwen KAL with a bloggy friend. If you're interested in joining, email ACardiganForArwen AT gmail DOT com.

I'll be knitting mine longer too.

Love your hat!