Thursday, September 08, 2011

Finish one, start three

I made another Wayna Picchu hat. That one will go to my godson Cristobal. He wasn't available for a picture, so I used my favourite little model.


Pattern: Wayna Picchu Earflap Hat, by Nichole Reese
Size: M (1-3 years old)
Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll Sport in Mink Heather (MC) and Winter Night (CC)
Needles: US 5 - 3.75 mm circular needles
Mods: I knitted a seed stitch border.

I love that pattern so much. I rarely knit a pattern more than once, but I can see myself making more of these.

I've also been bit by the startitis bug. When the schedule for Sockdown 5 was posted on Ravelry, I knew I would have to participate this year, after a yearlong hiatus. I miss knitting socks when I go too long without one on the needles.

As usual, the first month's challenge is "knit all in one colour" and this year's colour is Chartreuse. So I went through my stash and found what looked the most like the colour sample that was posted:

KP Stroll Tonal in Springtime. I'm making Sunshine, by Cookie A, which also helps fulfilling my quest of knitting as many patterns as possible from her book Sock Innovation (this will be #4!).

Also, Cailyn Meyer is one of the featured designers for the month and I've wanted to knit her Java Socks since I first saw them on Knitty. So I'll be casting on soon, using Lulu Yarn's Supersock Merino in Fall Fire. I don't have a pic but you can see some here.

Finally, and because I didn't want to knit socks only, I also cast on for a little sweater, Waffles, using the Reynolds Soft Sea Wool I recently bought.

That's it. Hopefully I'll have new FOs to show soon-ish! Happy knitting people!


Knit and Purl Mama said...

Love your little model and the hat too!!

Cant wait to see your finished Waffles. I have wanted to make that pattern for a while now I have had the pattern since I think Sean was an infant!

Tara said...

I can see whay you're knitting that pattern again, it looks great! I'm looking at the sockdown challenge, and I'm not getting it.... Which are you supposed to do? Knit the colour, the designer, or the mystery sock? Or all 3? Or none? Waaaaaaaah.

bluegirl said...

I am so happy that you want to knit the Wayna Picchu again!

That is always such a compliment.