Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Vacation Redux, and a quick FO

I'm back! The cottage was, as always, wonderful.I finally finished my Reading Hoodie (whic is what I'm calling the Apres Surf Hoodie), but it took much longer than I thought it would. Two months!! I feel that it deserves its own FO post, which will come later in the week. For now, I'll leave you with a quick FO that I knitted up the day after I finished the hoodie and needed a quick fix/knit. Isn't it amazing how nature makes even a plain old hat photo utterly lovely? Pattern: Cabled Baby Hat Needle Size: 5 mm dpns Yarn: Plymouth Earth Mainland, 1 skein Mods: None. The pattern includes two different options, and I chose the ten cable hat, which I really love. Notes: The pattern was great, and the hat is so lovely that even G asked if I could knit him a grown up version. But my real rave review is that I. Love. This. Yarn. This skein came from a wonderful gift pack from The Purple Purl during the TTC Knitalong, and it is so unbelievably soft. One skein was the perfect amount for this little hat. I'm already planning to buy more, enough to knit myself a sweater. I can't say enough good things about this yarn!!

14 comments:

Sarah said...

That is a lovely hat! I also love your vacation pictures, especially the lily pads.

Jess said...

welcome back! that hat is too cute, i see one in my future! :)

and you finished hoodie in 2 months?! you are my hero.

xo
jess

petra said...

I love the hat picture! Looks like you had a great holiday!

pirateygoodness said...

Your vacation photos look lovely!

Ohh, that's wonderful to hear about that yarn. I was just fondling my skein earlier, trying to decide what to do with it, and I'm glad it's good to work with.

weezalana said...

Looks like you had a fab time? And how on earth did you catch that moth in the dark mid-air?

Very cute hat! Wish I could wear alpaca. :(

CanarySanctuary said...

I super love your vacation photos. The geese look totally adorable.

The hat is very cute too! I'm going to have to get my hands on a hank o' that yarn you used :)

Knit - R - Done said...

Cute hat! I saw your hoodie pictures on Ravelry and they look amazing!

Hilary said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time! And when I first saw the hat, I thought it was a grown up version! It's very cool.

Kat said...

That is a very cute hat! I wish I had a little someone to knit it for.

Michele said...

So glad you had a nice vacation!

Love the hat! It looks perfect for the upcoming cool weather.

Maryse said...

Very nice little hat and photo! Looks like you had a great vacation!

mjm knitting said...

I've made that had once so far and it won't be my last. It's a great pattern. Ain't it?

Love the shots from your vacation. Looks like you had balmy weather.

Phoe said...

Looks like you had a great time. Love the hat!

angelknits said...

Welcome back Julie! Your vacation pictures looks wonderful and I am sure there're alot of good memories there! The hat is so cute...you can even consider making them for x'mas gifts!