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The Knitting Update

I finally got around to taking pictures of some of my recently finished knitting projects to post. I made the munchkin model for me because all of my hats look about a thousand times cuter on her than they do on me, what with her being so damn cute and all.

Here are the wristbands I made for myself and the munchkin:

The pattern's from Stitch 'n' Bitch. On the munchkin's I used good old fashioned Red Heart yarn, but on mine I experimented with Lion Brand Microspun, which is super soft but doesn't hold its shape as well as I'd like.

Then I made myself a roll brim hat using this pattern and Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted in Chianti:

Unfortunately, I learned on this project that I have a bigger-than-average noggin (note to self: measure head BEFORE you cast on) so it's a bit too small for me.

So then I made a fuzzy purple one using Bernat Soft Boucle that's a little bigger and fits me much better:

I also made a ribbed knit hat and scarf set for Mr. Sus, but I haven't gotten him to pose for a picture in them yet.

But today, I embark upon my most ambitious knitting project to date...

The Cunning Hat!

Those of you who are Firefly fans know that in "The Message" Jayne gets a ridiculous hand knit hat from his mama, which he proudly wears throughout the entire episode. The first thing Mr. Sus asked me when I took up knitting was if I could make him a Cunning Hat.

So, after doing some research on the internet and studying the freeze-framed DVD, I think I'm finally ready to embark upon the Cunning Hat project. I found a pattern here, and have settled on Lamb's Pride Bulky in Sunset Gold, Autumn Harvest and Rust for the yarn. The only part I'm a bit iffy on is picking up the stitches for the ear flaps. I've read several explanations of how to do this, and not a single one makes any sense to me. So I may have to hook up with a knitting group or beg someone at my local yarn store to help me out with that part when I get to it.

I'll keep ya'll updated on my progress, because I just know you're all dying to hear about it.



( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Aug. 19th, 2005 06:56 pm (UTC)
Okay, color me impressed with your mad knitting skills! I'm still working on the green scarf I was doing at Comic Con. I'm branching out into hats next though, we'll see how that goes. I'm not very crafty, so I may just end up making and endless number of scarves.
Aug. 19th, 2005 07:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Awesome!
It's easy to get a lot of knitting done when you're sitting around the house all day watching the kid watch Pokemon. ;)

Don't be intimidated by the hats, though, they're surprisingly easy. Scarves take forever because they're so long, but a hat can be finished in a day or two.
Aug. 19th, 2005 08:53 pm (UTC)
Aww, Cunning Hat. I so wanna see it when you are done. That hat was one of the best little tidbits of Jayne's character they showed.

And the muchkin is just beautiful.
Aug. 20th, 2005 03:56 pm (UTC)
Wow. Learned to knit in 4th grade- found out I hated it and have never picked up a knitting needle since. Of course, I'd get stuck with the little axe murderer who loves all kinds of crafty things. Ugh. But that's what grammas are for.
I am especially impressed by the boucle hat.
Aug. 20th, 2005 06:57 pm (UTC)
The munchkin is still adorable!! :)
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