Sunday, June 7, 2015

And another thing I finished

I don't know what's going on with the finishing things that I failed to tell you I was starting, but that seems to be a thing right now.
Over the long weekend I knit myself another Kate Davies hat, this time Snawheid. You may ask why, since I just finished one that I love (epostrophheid) We are having a particularly cold start to winter and I wanted a hat to wear under my helmet and at crossfit, so something a bit thinner and more close fitting.

And here it is:
 As always, Kate Davies obsessive attention to detail leads to stunning, meticulous designs. Looks at the decreases on the top of this hat:
Tell me you could wack a great big pom-pom on top of that incredible colourwork detailing?

I love it. I used Jameson and Smith for the background, and Little Dipper yarns for the colour work. I can't get over how vibrant and lovely that colour is.

The main noteworthy thing about this pattern is that I knit it straight from my tablet, because i forgot to print it. And I didn't love doing that. I want to be part of the digital revolution, but I found it cumbersome and annoying. Even though the tablet it exactly the size of an A4 piece of paper, it just seemed to be in the way,and the size of the chart kept changing and when I moved my (electronic) marker up I seemed to accidentally turn the page more often than not. Leon did not approve of my plan to just stick a post it note on the screen, but I feel like that would have been easier. so, for the moment, I'll keep my old fashioned method of printing patterns out.



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