February 20, 2006

The Bitch is Done

I present to you Shedir.

Pattern: Knitty Special Issue
Yarn: Pink Calmer- 1 ball
Needles: 3.5mm circs and 3.25 dpns
Time: Jan. 2, 2006- February 17, 2006

Hat be DONE


Close up of a Star

A Star Is Born

Hmmm Shedir


Whats Left

This is all that is left over

Well for the love all that is good and holy through determination and steel will I have finished it... and it feels too long when on! So I am thinking as much as I love pink in its irony... I may just give this away. My initial intention was to do just that. This hat was supposed to be a Cancer Hat for someone who needed some love. Then the hat went and got all feisty with me. So I got belligerent right back. Only now... I think I would rather fix up the red one's size and send this one off to someone who will love it and hug it and call it George. If anyone knows of a newly diagnosed cancer patient, that could use a nice and pretty hat- please drop me a line.

For me I will be grateful for now that the cables are over and that this hat for all its pains (Some of which are my own fault for my penchance and persistance on finishing up the bitsies around the flat before I can start another project) did teach me how to drop down a few rows the cables and fix them. I learned I can do fluent and Saxon (not to mention Gaelic) Curse and all is good with that. I do think the going down to dpns made parts of the star a bit loose but over all I think it looks mighty nice.

Anyways that is two down and well I have started the front of Salina. And if I can get my act together tonight I am going to try and do some seaming on Helen's Sweater! If I work steadily I will hopefully stand a chance of finishing right as the yarns to test out for the Somewhat Cowl show up on my doorstep :)

Posted by Stinkerbell at February 20, 2006 10:11 PM | TrackBack

Whoa..that was close! Nice looking hat (and you're not bad, either;-))

Posted by: margene at February 21, 2006 09:40 PM

OMG! YOU ARE THE KNITTER! I'm so happy that you showed that hat who is the BOSS and so close on the yarn...so very close!

Posted by: Rebecca at February 21, 2006 10:31 PM

Damn girl! You were cutting it close with the yarn. That hat is super cute and all, but what I'm REALLY impressed with is your really sharp mirror pics! (mine never turn out that well.)

I'm glad you've scaled Shedir mountain, and that you came out alive!

Posted by: Ann at February 22, 2006 12:13 AM

fabulous! i love it! i started shedir once - on holiday - but gave up only a few rows into the chart. turns out i don't cable well on cocktails. who knew?

Posted by: kris at February 22, 2006 02:02 PM

Awesome Awesome...I can't believe you're giving that sucker away. You should hang it somewhere prominent until you find an owner so you can give it the finger just to show mama who's BOSS around here...I plan on doing that to my lace shawl before I give her away...

Posted by: Stephanie at February 22, 2006 05:56 PM