hot off the needles, here are my latest finished objects:: hand knits for me in pretty green yarn with cables! my friend darcy sent me this beautiful cable needle necklace awhile back and i have put it to good use recently. i did a little experiment and knit the first mitt with a regular cable needle and the second mitt with the cable needle necklace. i LoVe the necklace! i will never loose a cable needle in the couch cushions or under a chair at the coffee shop mid project again!! YaY!! darcy has a couple videos in the sidebar on her blog demonstrating cables with the necklace and you information on how you can purchase one.
this is all the yarn i had left when i bound off the second mitt:: talk about just squeaking by!
and, my new favorite hat!
the pattern:: the copy cat slouchy hat
the yarn:: cascade 200 heathers in lichen
the needles:: # 6 for the ribbing and #8 for the cables.
and one pretty handmade amy butler fabric button!
i made a couple modifications. i cast on 8 extra stitches and knit the ribbing flat, then bound off the extra stitches before joining in the round to create the button tab. i also added a short row to the front half right after the ribbing to encourage the hat to tilt back. i would probably use a larger needle for the cables next time to make it even more slouchy.
as if my recent crafty reading jackpot wasn't enough, i checked this book out at the library today and intend to knit 4 of the projects before i have to return it on the 23rd. so on that note i am off... to cast on!