Thursday, August 2, 2007

Sewing time

Welcome, readers from the Yarn Harlot!

Last night, I finished all of the knitting on the upside-down flower hat. I hadn't noticed until well into the hat that it calls for 4 colors of yarn - the hat main color, the flower petal color, and two for the stem. The original calls for "shell", a pale pink, in contrast with a green stem and white petals. Since I had two shades of green, I went with light (Green Apple) and dark green (Grass). All of the yarns are Knit Picks Shine sport, my current favorite baby yarn.

Speaking of Knit Picks, their 40% off book sale continues until August 17. All of the books they sell (which is quite a few) are 40% off! And shipping is free with an order of $45 or more.

I also noticed in their most recent catalog, their 16" circular needles are now available in sizes larger than US3. This is great, because Knit Picks left you out in the cold if you wanted these sizes - the Options set starts at 24" cables, and the 16" were previously only available in sizes 1-3.

So now all there is is sewing the petals onto this hat and weaving in ends - 16 yellow, 4 green, 2 purple. And maybe I can sew buttons on to the secret project and get it sent, so I can show you all what I made!


Macoco said...

Oooh that hat is going to be so cute!

knitnzu said...

That's a great looking hat! Thanks for playing over at my contest....

KarenJoSeattle said...

The hat'll be adoreable.

Thanks for the Knitpicks link and reminder. I'd fogotten I wanted to check out this sale. I ordered a bunch of books and some undyed yarn for an upcoming dying class.