Monday, 19 July 2010
one hat, two hat
This first hat is Coronet from the archives at Knitty.
This is Ysolda Teague's Cairn hat from the first book of Whimsical Little Knits. I made one of these when I first bought the book about two years ago and DIL asked for another one. I did most of it on Saturday and finished it last night. The blue, which is quite intense here, matches a Panta headband, a scarf and some fingerless gloves which I've done for her over the last couple of years. It's more wool from Bendigo and the charcoal is a Cleckheaton 8 ply.
I've just noticed the right side looks a bit odd. It probably just needs straightening as there's nothing wrong with it really and the insert grey is just fine.
The hat feels very warm indeed. I find this strange, because the back is not stranded at all. With mosaic knitting, only one colour is used at a time across the complete row. Some stitches may be slipped to do the design, but only one colour is used, so nothing is carried cross the back of the knitting.
I wore my Jindabyne cowl shown in post below to church yesterday over a black top. It looked really good and was very cosy. The actual building was built in early 1880s and has very high ceilings. The place is almost impossible to heat properly without spending a small fortune on the job. There are some heaters on the walls but they are fairly ineffectual. I've attended there only since moving. It's quite different in style to anything else I've attended but I'm enjoying it very much. Quite different to most Anglican churches in Sydney, but very welcoming.