Thursday, November 29, 2007

Pretty lights!

Cristi and I had a little KAL for the December Lights Tam!


Tam Twins

See our pretty tams!

December Lights Tam 2007 002

We have pretty pretty tams!

floats

Look at those floats!


December Lights Tam FO

My only regret about this project is that I don't think I picked the colors wisely enough. I love the colors, but I think the pale pink and pale purple together loose the shape of the design a little. Though I love the way the brown pops against the green.


December Lights Tam Upper


Obligatory stitch shot!

Pattern: December Lights Tam, Holiday 2007, IK
Yarn: Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino - 8 colors. yes, 8.
Needles: Addi Turbos size 3 and Yarn Pirate size 2 - both circs. I magic looped the hat as it decreased.
Gauge: 24 st = 4in (called for was 26 = 4in). Now that gauge is in the blocked top section, there is a portion between that and the ribbing that is 28/4 inches - so it varies. Who cares, it works and it is cute!
Started: Saturday, Nov 17
Finished: Friday, Nov 23
Mods: Oh - and there was a little issue with the number of stitches you end with at the end of the damn chart. There was a LOT of cussing and searching on the interwebs and NO ONE mentioned it anywhere. Cristi was sure I was crazy, though I SWEAR I was not crazy. To get to 5 I S1, K2tog, PSSO, k1 and repeated around somehow - I wanted to make sure the decrease lines stayed all nice and neat and happy. And they did!
Notes: I have a TON of yarn left. This was a quick knit and I really enjoyed it! The fair isle was really fun! This is my first fair isle project since I took that class with Jane Prater at Charlotte Yarn alllll those months ago!

We're 5 by 5

We're so cool.

7 comments:

evilsciencechick said...

those are gorgeous! it's amazing how using different color yarn really changes the look of the pattern.

turtlegirl76 said...

It is amazing. yours doesn't make you look like a dumbass though. If mine turned out the size of yours I'd be so happy!

Lara said...

Wow! Gorgeous!

Cycling Knitter said...

Im loving your hats...
Now its definately on my to do list for the new year...
fab....

J.P. said...
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J.P. said...

My two favorite people in Charlotte with beautiful hats.. what more can you want?

Jane Prater said...

I made your blog! Wow! It's about time I was seeing some results of that class. This is beautifully done.

Also listened to one of your podcasts recently. Love your voice. Will catch up on them all.