Monday, February 22, 2010

beanie bonanza!

it's beanie time! about 20 minutes after i wrote that post last week, i grabbed out my needle roll and started a beanie. isn't my needle roll the cutest? bought it in a sale at the haby goddess .

also got this matching one for my crochet hooks. they're both katie fleck designs and i love them to death! now, back to beanies...

beanie number one: green apple sorbet.
lovely sorbet wool that i got on sale at spotlight, $1.50 a ball! down from like $9 each.
the way that it's in a skein made it feel all special, something a bit different from a ball.
this was really great until it came down to actually knitting with it...

an hour later and it was rolled in an easy to use and manage ball. skeins are stupid.
out came my bright red number 10s. they're from the op-shop so one of them doesn't actually have an end, makes it a little difficult, but worth the care.

65 stitches, i cast on. after the first night, i'd knitted this much. i was proud, it'd been ages since i'd done any knitting, let alone knitted a beanie. the thick wool and needles felt strange in my hands, compared with the thin 3.5mm crochet hook and 8 ply wool i've been using for my big ripple.

after night two, little apple had grown substantially. this one'll be done in no time! unless of course you're an absolute tool like i am and you lose one of your needles!!! so green apple sorbet has been put on hold until payday, when i can nick to spotlight and buy another pair of 10mm needles.

beanie number two: airhead diva.
actually knitting a few wools up for this one, which is what i prefer to do.
airone, diva and kaleidoscope.
i decided at about 9pm thursday to start this beanie, it was finished by 1am friday. the airone knitted up amazingly quickly.

first beanie done, first beanie done! don't mind my stupid face though...

beanie number three (yes THREE): another mixed-up wooly one.
tammy and kid mohair blend and a random blue-green one that i found in my wool mess.
should end up a lovely blue-green textured lovely beanie.

75 stitches on 8mm needles. they're TINY in length though. i'm quite scared of losing half of them off the end when i put it down...

and that's the end of my knitting adventures for this week... three beanies started, one beanie finished. i'll have all 10 beanies done in no time. definitely have 10 ready this year by june.

UPDATE: i found my red 10mm knitting needle. it was in the middle of my front lawn. for 4 days. domestic blindness.

UPDATE (again): aaaaaaaaaaand i got 100 page views today! thank you thank you thank you! i added a counter about a month ago so it hasn't really counted the previous 11 months or so...
aaaaaaaaaaaaaand it was my first blogiversary at the start of february and i didn't even NOTICE! i fail at anniversaries...

1 comment:

PinkCatJo said...

Wow - love the beanie! Very cute! I love the texture of the blue green wool. Very nice!

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