Beautiful Knitting

Where Mt.Mom knits, crochets, designs, and seeks Beauty as food for the soul.

Posts Tagged ‘3-color’

Mystery bits and Colorful caps

Posted by mtmom on February 11, 2008

A shortish post:

Can you guess what these are?  [Answers in a subsequent post.]  Hint:  has to do with a recent interest of my teen-genius.   mystery bits

I shortened the Dreamsicle hat, but DD still prefers to wear it with the brim turned up.  Here are two sides at once of our youngest daughter trying it on.  2 Cherries trying on hat 

I hope to finalize the written pattern and then change the way I post those on the blog.  If all goes well, you will soon be able to click on a link in the Patterns Page (see sidebar) to download a PDF of the pattern of your choice.

Having finished one hat, and longing for color, I have cast on for another cap with some rainbow mystery yarn given my by Julie McDonald.    square cast-on for cap

This is a novel beginning, sort of like a sock technique I read somewhere. [First guess:  WendyKnits.]  It’s progressing nicely so far.  I hope to show more pictures in days to come, and to write up the pattern if it turns out well.

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Blogiversary Update, Stealth Knitting, and Dreamsicle

Posted by mtmom on January 28, 2008

Keep leaving comments.  There’s another week before the giveaway deadline.  The prize will be the winner’s choice among 3 books:  one by the yarn harlot, one by Debbie Bliss, and the third a raglan collection.

This makes a blogger nuts:  I’ve been working on one particular project almost exclusively for the past 2 – 3 weeks, but I can’t show it!   You see, it’s from a pattern I’ve developed for submission to Sock Madness 2008.  If they use it in the competition, no one would want any knitter(s) to have the advantage of knowing any details ahead of time.  This is probably a “safe” amount of info:  mystery project 

No toe or heel or patterning details showing here.  The pins are row counters.

I can show you this:  dreamsicle cap 

I finished the Dreamsicle cap.  It’s a 3-color, single-round spiral pattern, and the pattern is available in the sidebar.  I made the body of the cap too long, so both DDs prefer the brim turned up, as in the above photo.  I could now either leave it long or take out some body-rounds and redo the ribbing.  –Vote in the Comments!– 

I decided to stagger the ends of the stripes at the start of the ribbing. 
See here the end of the white yarn:  end of white yarn
And here the end of the lighter-orange yarn:  orange yarn end

When the rest of my family went on an extended outing recently, Chloe the cat had to admit that I was the only action in town, even if was just sitting at the computer.  Chloe perched on monitor

But, she felt she did not have to admit that I was that interesting.  Chloe turns her back

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