Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Dashing

Despite the hectic schedule, I finished the first Stash Dash project. One of the other nurses watched in horror as I knit at the desk with my eyes closed and was slowly slumping over. This hat was of my own devices. Thanks to Math For Knitters and her excellent discussion of using stitches in groups of eight, I went from the top down. 
So cast on 8 stitches with EZ's crochet method, knit front and back and round, knit a round, knit front and back a round. The cool thing is deciding which stitches will be knits and which purls. When I had 2x2 ribbing, I had enough stitches. I like a ribbed toque. I need to work on a better cast off, this was the second attempt. Lala said something about crochet. That would work with the end and the beginning being the same. Nice symmetry.
Guess what's new?!! My amazing niece has a podcast. You must listen! It's not long. And she is so naturally funny. She forgets to tell you that she is a spinner, dyer and designer.
I hope to get more plants in the planters today. It's supposed to rain to celebrate the beginning of Junuary. D is in Ontario where it is humid and hot like Hawaii. 
Wish me luck linking a photo onto the Ravelry boards.

3 comments:

Judy S. said...

That's a very pretty blue in your hat. I've never knit one from the top down...interesting idea. Hat's are fun to make.

Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

I put your niece's podcast on my blog today; everyone needs to practice safe socking!

Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

I put your niec,s podcast on my blog today because it was so apt!