Fingerless glove

looking for what's missing... I'm a knitting, spinning, mother of teenagers with a big dog, a small cat, minus the lovely rabbit Meliflua.

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Location: Virginia, United States

Right now I'm listening to "An Irish Country Village" by Patrick Taylor, reading "Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake" by Anna Quindlen and knitting Wisconsin Wintersocks. And casting off the lace shawl I've been working on since I last posted.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Kind of Reasonably Hip

I took a break from the scarf of my dreams to knit a helmet liner (as in Kevlar-going-to-war, not motorcycle or football). Because it has a visor, I used "Reasonably Hip" from MagKnits, but I only almost followed the pattern. For some good mindless travel knitting, I changed the garter stitch edge to ribbing and the seed stitch body of the hat to stockinette. I added 9 stitches to my cast on because I used Berroco's Ultra Alpaca instead of the heavier, recommended Plymouth Encore. Like I said, kind of reasonably hip. I thought the alpaca blend would make a fine, comfy hat when smashed tight against the head.

I was right. It does, and the yarn is a pleasure to knit. I would do it again at a denser gauge with a deeper brim. Would that be sort of, kind of, reasonably hip?
At any rate, it's reasonably serviceable.
(The fingerless glove is a variation on Fetching from Knitty. Photography by Cass. She was more interested in the hat's coolness factor than its construction.)


Anonymous smf said...

Looks interesting from a non-knitter's point of view. Doug thought it was really cool and liked the gloves even better. Nice picture of Cass, as usual.

8:20 AM  
Anonymous rlf said...

yeah, your daughter reminds me of a hippy in a good way -- that artistic free spirit kind of thing.

Just finished my second week this month wearing a kevlar helmet to work.

5:29 PM  

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