Saturday, January 24, 2009

Struan

I finished Sam's hat!



Pattern: Struan by Ysolda Teague [Rav Link]


I must say that i am VERY happy with the way it turned out.







As i mentioned before, i ran out of yarn for this hat. The yarn i thought would work wasn't even close in color but it was the same weight and you cant see it because its on the inside - but when i seemed it up you can kind of see the other color poke out the front, but whatever.

I used Sublime - cashmere merino silk aran

As you can see below I was only short 4 rows....4 ROWS.



I didn't block the hat because frankly i have no idea how i would do it and i figured it would kind of block itself after being worn. Since its a hat i don't know if you lay it flat and pin it ( that seems dumb) or put it over something - that would then mean id have to find something to put it on.

So in short i was happy enough to let it be.

I want to make one for myself but i have come to realize the only way for me to actually finish a project is to make it for someone else. Example - Ive been making myself a Thermal since 07 and probably haven't touched it since.

Hand knits for myself = 0% success rate
Hand knits for others = 100% success rate

I'm hoping to change this.

Enjoy the hat Sam!

7 comments:

Jen said...

Dana - the hat is freaking awesome!!

I serioulsy dont know how you do it.

Dana said...

Thanks! I dont know how I do it either, I surprise myself all the time!

Brian said...

When do I get my hat?

Ndot said...

I hate you and your mad skills.

Dana said...

damn, i want a hat!!!

Dana said...

Ill put you on the list, but I just have to warn you..im a slow knitter!

Dana said...

i ama very patient person :-) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!