I had a strong urge to knit a hat this weekend, so I made Relm from the Knit.1 Fall/Winter 2008 magazine. It was fun to learn cables without the cable needle, but the hat is very big. I don’t think I will go back and make it smaller, since I don’t want to deal with the cables. The hat is made from Angora Soft from Knit One Crochet Too. It is very soft and very warm. I almost broke a sweat from the few minutes of picture taking, of course its about 100 degrees outside. I am wishing for a cold winter so that I can wear all the wonderful knits I’ve made this year.
I finally got a decent picture of my Cable Socks from my Sarah Dallas Knitting book. I made the first sock in three days, but then I just didn’t get the urge to knit the second sock. I think it is the lack of difficulty in the pattern. It is a simple 6 row repeat that got very boring very fast. I also don’t like how stretchy the pattern is. It is so stretchy that the socks are almost slouchy, and I don’t really like socks that slouch.
I started making my first pair of toe-up socks last night. So far I have only made the toe, but it looks good. The pattern I am using is Red Brick Road from the same magazine as the Relm hat. The sock is mostly stockinette and two mock cables up the sides. I plan on putting all knitting projects aside and finish my mom’s sleeveless tank today. I already washed clothes this morning, and I don’t really have any plans for the rest of the day. Hopefully I can get it finished by the end of this week.