24 February, 2007

Boston traveler

My dear friend came to chilly Boston, so it was a perfect time for her to model her hat.




Blossom wished for a Norwegian hat, and I picked this one because I thought it was a little more urban and sophisticated than the standard Norwegian hats. Doesn't she look chic?




We had a great time checking out shops (Yarn and Other) and totally stuffing ourselves with delicious food. Now I want to eat out in the North End every week!


Yarn: Dale of Norway Falk (charcoal backgound) and Heilo (all the contrast colors) , gold lame thread.
Pattern: Dale of Norway book 161

Details:
The edging is knit with standard color stranding. The stars are duplicate stitched after the hat was finished. On the back of the edging I used black cotton instead of the wool.

The pattern called for using a strand of gold thread together with all the contrast color and duplicate stitching, but my gold thread was too thick, (you can see it obscures the companion color) so I only knitted in the gold on the two stripes on the edging. It would have been too much otherwise.



I hope it will keep her warm!

05 February, 2007

All the pretty creatures

Five-fold symmetry is always pretty:


Starfish


Sand Dollar


Sea Urchin


Dale of Norway Hat

Hat in progress from this Dale of Norway pattern (book #161) using Falk and Heilo yarn. A little bit of finishing and embellishing still to be done, but it should be ready for recipient in a week or two when she is coming to visit the frigid North!