Monday, March 13, 2006

Odessa

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Oh, what the hell.... Everyone's doing it, why not join in. A need for a quick fix brought this Odessa hat to life. A nice quick knit, simple-simple-simple, but interesting enough to hold through to the end.  Rowan products are scarce - and expensive, $12/ball minimum - in these parts, so it was nice to give the Cashsoft a whirl.  Lovely, lovely yarn, a real treat to knit with.  I suspect my hands may never touch another ball again, though.  Too rich for my blood.        

 
 Odessa in Rowan Cashsoft DK (Thunder)

I do enjoy the beads, but opted for an even three rows in the middle, and another row along the bottom edge.  Nothing too flashy, just a hint of clear beads.  Perfect, a wool hat, just in time for rainy spring.  Harumph!

I think my next stop will be a foray into lace knitting. I've been hoarding and contemplating lace patterns for years, and after watching hundreds of shawls and stoles in development online, it may well be time I shop my lace weight stash. There are some great ideas brewing at See Eunny Knit, a whole series on lace knitting in her Majoring in Lace posts.  I may well even have the pattern and supplies for this Sampler Stole-a-long, another Eunny-led lace adventure.

6 comments:

goodkarma said...

Great color choice! Did you end up using a whole ball? I'm going to have a partial skein after I'm done with a current project and wonder if it will be enough for a hat.

Rachel said...

I love that hat! I totally want to make it, buy my thoughts have turned to warm weather wear. I'm going to try to keep it in mind for the fall.

Have fun with the lace! Perfect spring and summer knitting.

Krawuggl said...

What a lovely hat. I wish I could wear hats, but I don´t look nice with them.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog. The cotton yarn I used is the simple mercerised one, no special brand. It´s here in Germany in nearly every warehouse (I have no yarn-shop in my town), it´s about 2 Euro per skein and in very nice bright colours.
Enjoy your lace-knitting and have a great week and weekend,
greetings,
Suzi

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