Friday, February 6, 2015

Knitting the Day Away

In Daughter's quiet household I managed to finish one of her thrummed mitts. She has HBO so I was glued to the TV every night. I saw The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Great Gatsby. Thumbs will come later. I'm going to do them both at the same time so they will match.


 I also got the second mitt started. I was working on it when she arrived home and all she could say when she saw it was "pink?".



 I was so proud of my red fiber but it turns out rather pink when it's pulled out thin when making thrums.



 I also got the lining of the lined hat started. The provisional cast on zipped right off. Thank goodness. I used the crochet method with some kitchen cotton.


The top decreases really threw me for a loop. I've never seen them done this way before. I almost modified it to something I am more familiar with but I am glad I stuck with it because it looks great with the stripes. I am starting to think the whole thing may end up being rather tall for a hat but we'll see how it goes. I've made worse.


6 comments:

  1. Tell her it is RED! It looks red on my screen anyway. Beautiful knitting and the hat is perfect! Excellent work!

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  2. The thrums look pretty darn red to me!

    And a tall hat just means it's a little slouchy - it's all good!

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  3. Oh look at your chockful of colorwork post! I love it. The red doesn't look pink to me at all, but they look fantastic. The Great Gatsby didn't do anything for me, but I loved The Grand Budapest Hotel. HBO + Knitting is definitely a good combination!

    And there you go again, making me think that my fear of the provisional (even crochet!) cast on is irrational and I need to get over myself! I dunno, lady, but the hat looks fantastic.

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  4. Did Grand Budapest make you laugh?
    I love your mittens and your hat. The grey is so classic in the hat

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  5. No. It did not-but it was fun.

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  6. Oh thrummed mittens, nice! I've been wanting to make some of those for a while now. Those hat decreases do look fantastic with stripes!

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