Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Amanda, Welcome to Vermont!

This is definitely not the blog post I had planned for today. Today's blog post was going to be about how cutting my nails derails my knitting for days, but not my crocheting, and then I was going to take a picture of the Crapghan on the bed so you could get some context.

And then it started to snow. And I had to walk home in it. The Amanda Hat was thoroughly entrenched in Vermont weather and if I had to be cold and miserable in it I might as well get some pictures.

Personally, I was hoping that the shots of me in the sunglasses would turn out better so you wouldn't get a full-face shot, but that sound you hear would be the camera gods laughing at me. So instead you get my no-makeup, just-worked-out and walked-home-in-the-snow face. Don't say I didn't warn you.


Ugh, I'm going to regret posting that. Excuse the bags under my eyes, I'm apparently packing for a vacation. I guess I could have cropped it to just the hat, but then you would have missed an action shot of my Noro Striped Scarf #3.

Pattern: The Amanda Hat (PDF file) by Gina House of Sleepy Eyes Knitting.
Yarn: Malabrigo Merino Worsted in colorway Pagoda, about half a skein.
Needles: Boye interchangeable set, size US 8 & Clover bamboo DPNs, size US 7
Timeline: 2.9.10-2.18.10
Modifications: I cut out the second repeat of garter row stitches, as suggested by the designer, since I was afraid it was going to be too big otherwise.

Opinion: This was a fun project, and I'd definitely make it again.

Random Thoughts: I had to finish the crown on US 7 DPNs because the Binary Scarf is monopolizing my 8s. Oops! Having worn the thing out in the snow, I almost wish I had made it a smidge longer, but I haven't washed it yet, so I suppose I can get that through some minor blocking.

When I came in to defrost, I noticed how pretty the water drops looked on the hat, so I had to take a picture of that.


So there you have it, my first finished IWTMT! I guess that makes it an IMT (I Made That)!

This post is part of Little Andalucia's Creative Friday Features.



Anonymous said...

The hat looks really nice on you, I'm glad we got a full shot. You did a great job!

Erika said...

Thank you for participating in the link party!

I love your profile--how funny! I would like to think I have many talents but I know better:)

Splendid Little Stars said...

great hat! I'd like to learn how to do that!

Anonymous said...

Arrived via Little Andalucia's Liky party:) Cute blog! I have to say I agree with you about the nails thing- I'm a knitter among other things too. BUT the worst part is I just can't STAND my nails long (a habit from working with clay) so I cut all of the white off. ALL of it. Then I'm basically handicapped for days. Sigh.

Anyway...if today's not your day, just go with it! Sorry to hear it, but you'll have better ones!

Duni said...

Cute hat! I used to knit once upon a time, but sewing is my forte now!

take care,