Wednesday, November 02, 2011

24-carat

24-carat

Wyatt is BIG

It did not take long for me to whip up a new hat. it's not quite winter coat weather yet but we're getting very close.
24-carat
Pattern: #10 Cabled Cap, Vogue Knitting Fall 2009 (rav)
Yarn: 4ply handspun bunnysilk cashmerino
Needles: #6 and #8 denise circs
Started: October 28, Finished: October 30
24-carat
the pattern is fun to work and relatively easy, though i'm not a huge fan of VK's charting symbols. As I was knitting, I wasn't quite sure if it was going well. The cables weren't popping the way that I'd like and the pattern seemed lost in the shaded yarn, and the handspun didn't feel quite as nice on the hands to knit with as it did to spin. but when i finished it up and plopped it on my head, i fell in love. the warmth, the softness, the depth of color--it was everything i'd hoped it would be. it's definitely next-to-skin soft and there's just the tiniest hint of angora halo that gives the hat a nice blurry haze.
24-carat
because of the fibers involved, the hat has grown a bit and is fairly loose-fitting. i'm not a huge fan of tight-fitting hats anyway, so i'm fine with it. i'm only in want of a new pair of mittens and i'll be ready for the snow. I'm entering this for November's Celebrate Color.
Celebrate Color

6 comments:

  1. And the color sorta matches Wyatt's eyes!

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  2. sara, it is beautiful!  your cat is hilarious also.  the pic of him staring the camera down is my favorite!

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  3. Love the hat, but also the cat. So beautiful!

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  4. The hat is pretty. Kitty looks so very, very proud in the third picture. He's very cute

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  5. Beautiful golden handspun hat - and I LOVE the photo shoot :)

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  6. I seriously love this hat. It's totally me. I agree with Nicke on the shot of Wyatt staring down the camera. Awesome!

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