Sunday, February 05, 2006

Live Dangerously, Don't Swatch Hat

Mr. Woolly models the hat.

Pattern: Live Dangerously, Don't Swatch Hat by Susan Lawrence.
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden, color 225, less than one ball.
Needles: Swallow Casein US sz 9 dpns, purchased from The Knitting Zone. (picture below)
Modifications: None. However, I did use the k2 p2 suggested rib for the body of the hat.

Swallow Casein Needles, made from skim milk! How freaky is that?


Laid out under a "Reveal" lightbulb so you can see the colors clearly.
Check out that I-cord edge!

Thoughts:

I made this hat for a young man I know, whose birthday is this month, though I am not sure exactly when. He has another gift, but since his brother was the recipient of the Bobby Socks, I don't want him to feel left out in the hand knitting department. Honestly, I don't know if he likes hand knits or not. Hopefully he'll like the hat.

The pattern was really easy, and it was neat doing a hat from the crown out instead of starting at the bottom like I normally do. I also learned a new technique, the I-Cord cast off. I really like the edge it makes, despite my confusion as to what to do when I got to the end of it.

I still don't LOVE Noro Silk Garden like everyone else who has used it seems to LOVE it, but I don't hate it as much as I did. I really do like the way the colors shift, but it's no Lamb's Pride.

Bri sniffs at Mr. Wooley

3 comments:

Lavender said...

How do you like the casein needles? I've been eyeing them lately and wonder if they're grippy like bamboo or smooth like the Addis.

yahaira said...

both hats look great!

you'll love lmkg!

Lavender said...

Hi Laura,

Thanks for the feedback on the needles. I think I will give them a try. That does make sense about the funny taste with them being made with milk protein.