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8.27.2006

FO - shedir



pattern: shedir from knitty
yarn: just under 1 ball rowan calmer in calm (as called for in pattern)
source: tangled web fibers, store closing sale
needles: 12" US 3 addis turbos, 4 7" US 3 marcia lynn aluminum dpns
gauge: i never checked, actually.
cost: $7.51, including tax
recipient: nadine's thesis advisor
timeline: started 08.23.2006, finished 08.26.2006

pattern notes...
row 10: twisting stitches is hard. (i twisted each M1 before purling.)
15 (and all similar rows): complete and utter cabling insanity!
17: taught myself how to cable without a cable needle. good-bye, paperclip!
a few rows later: ok, so i can cable without a needle when i just need to hold the cable needle to the front and knit the stitches. oh, well. cable needle it is.
27: a knot?
28: 2 knots????? within about 12 inches of each other? screw you, rowan!*
54: for the cable 3 right, i slipped the next 2 sts, held them to the back, knit the next st, purled the 2nd st on the cable needle and left it on the cable needle, knit the 1st st on the cable needle, and then slipped them both off of the needle.
jogless jog: well, i don't know if was just me, but i had a lot of issues with where the rows should start. if i'd just gone by the chart, my pattern definitely would have been messed up. instead, i just paid attention to what was going on and moved the starting poing accordingly. it worked.

*i may actually email rowan about this. since the pattern called for "exactly 1 ball" of calmer and the yarn store i'd gone to only had this one left, i was afraid of just cutting out that piece and ending up with too little yarn.

ok, so...i knit waaaaay too much on this last night because i really, really wanted to get to the top, and my hands were pretty sore this morning. i'm taking a knitting hiatus for today, but it's hard.

how gorgeous is the top of this hat?


the wrong side looks pretty cool, too.


and the tiny bit of yarn that i had left over.


would i make one for myself? well...

as you can see, my Head of Doom would require one more repeat of the main cable part, if not two. i'd go with the calmer again, too, i think. also, i'd definitely use another light color because there's no way i'd do all of that cabling only to have it disappear on some dark yarn.

overall, i LOVED working on this. there was a hell of a lot of cabling, but now i feel capable of doing pretty much anything cable-wise in a knitting project. it is, quite simply, the most beautiful thing i've ever knit. it came out great, i think, and i can't wait for nadine to give it to her advisor.

Comments:
Mwahahahaha! I'm replying in your blog!

First... it looks awesome.

Second... I think I just figured out what my sister is getting for Christmas, but made with a different yarn and needles to make it a wee bit bigger.

*runs off to print out the pattern*
 
Way cute!
I had the same problem with a knot in my calmer too when I made it. I was pissed off, even though I had a fair amount of yarn left over at the end.
 
very sweet little hat, way to go.
 
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