I also am on a hat project- I intend to burn through my stash having fun with hats, and contribute the results, for good or ill, to a local helping group.
Having fun using up odds and ends! I went with a simple classic stocking cap shape and a rolled brim.
No B.S. to accompany this hat, just having fun exploring new stitches and combinations of color and texture. Hats are a great vehicle for learning/exploring.
I'd be interested in hearing from you folks about which stitch dictionaries you consider to be the best and most useful.
This is my adaptation of the traditional Maine Clamdigger's Hat. This style of hat can be seen on the heads of clamdiggers plying their trade from the cold Atlantic beaches of Limerick in the south of Maine to the salty clam flats of Bangor in the North.
This has been the traditional garb of Maine clamdiggers since the first hardy settlers sailed into the placid waters of Buxton Bay in 1632, where they were met by the native Makatak Tribe who taught them the basic survival skills for this frigid land, including clam digging.
I don't know how many people visit MWK, but if there are any knitters out there contemplating writing a knitting book, let me suggest two books I would like to see published: 1.
So thoughts naturally turn to...short rows. O.k., I'm a little odd. But short rows have been much on my mind lately.
Scott's box lace scarf started me thinking about shawls and why we associate them almost exclusively with women.
My friend Francis asked me to knit him a sweater- he's the only one who has shown any interest in my knitting. Interestingly, he's an industrial-strength heterosexual.
I would be very interested to know what you folks prefer in your ribbing. For instance, 1x1 twisted? 1x1 regular? 2x2?