Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Are you a slouch?

This week I rec'd an email from my husband's daughter, Michelle requesting a slouch hat for a special Christmas gift. I was in a panic! Where could I find the perfect slouch hat pattern for her. I did an online search and came up with this lovely pattern by Sarah Sutherland. It's young, soft and perfect for winter.

The pattern is rated easy and includes using short rows, but there are very clear directions for you in case this is something you've never tried.

I substituted a nice yarn from WEBS called Artful Yarns Legend, color #1528. It's 83% wool and 17% nylon. Originally, I started the hat with a boucle that I had on hand, but it seemed to bulky for this project. The yarn used in Sarah's pattern is Emu Florentine, but I was unable to find a US distributor. I modified the stitch a bit because of the colorway and am making the body of the hat in straight stitch.

I also rec'd House Plant Hand Dyed Sock Yarn from Rachel-Marie of today for my KAL on the KnittyDirtyGirl Ravelry group that I'm thrilled about. Socks haven't been on the menu for awhile, so I'm a little rusty, but am glad for the challenge. The pattern I'm using is Lifestyle Toe Up Socks from Charisa Martin Cairn.
So today is all about new challenges....
"Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, She became a butterfly" - Proverb

Be a butterfly :)
Marg (enjoying the process of transformation)

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Rachel-Marie said...

Your blog looks so good!! Thanks I hope you enjoy the sock yarn! It's my favorite colorway and you bought the last skein of it! =)

Knit 1 for the Road said...

Thank you for stopping by, Rachel-Marie - I'm working on my socks today :)M


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