Wednesday, December 1, 2010

My first yarn along

Over at Small Things, Ginny has been hosting a weeklyYarn Along.  I've been wanting to participate and this is the first week I've gotten out the camera to take pictures of what I'm knitting and reading.  Like Ginny, knitting and reading are two of my favorite hobbies and so this week, I'm sharing my in-progress hat.  It's the Thorpe pattern on Ravelry.  It's the first top-down hat that I've knit and I have to say that it's a little tricky to get started with so few stitches on double points, but I persevered and I'm almost done.  I'm making this for my oldest son, Luke who requested a new super-warm hat. I'm happy to indulge him in handknits!  He really wants the earflaps to keep his ears warm.  This week I'm reading Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty & the Beast by Robin McKinley. 

8 comments:

Ginny said...

I had a terrible time getting Bea's Phoebe mouse started with so few stitches on the double points too! I have never knit a top down hat before, but I have seen that pattern and love it! Thanks for playing along!

Sarah said...

I like this pattern, too, but I have yet to try it ... Yours looks great!

appledapple said...

The hat does look super warm, I need to knit one with ear flaps, my boys stretch out their hand knit hats so badly that they don't hug close enough to their ears to keep them warm in my opinion...I may check this pattern out, thanks for linking to it!

Anny said...

Your yarn choice is beautiful!
I'll have to look for your book at the library. Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorite stories...

Sheila said...

I made the Thorpe hat last week. It was much easier than I thought it would be...it also turned out much larger than I thought it would be....but it fit the person I made it for. I will be making more of them in the future. :)
It appears you are almost done with yours...it looks great!

Amy Caroline said...

I just started doing the yarn alongs too! Aren't they fun? And that hat looks lovely!

Meredith said...

Carmie, your yarn is so fun, I love it! So glad you joined in. Hope you're doing lots of snuggling with those new little cuties :) Hugs and love, Meredith

Tara said...

That is a great hat pattern and you've chosen a beautiful yarn. Lucky boy!