Monday, March 03, 2008

Mastering the art of procrastination

Another weekend with deadlines looming, what else to do but knit!

Thorpe Hat by Kirsten Kapur
Pattern source: Thorpe hat(link to pdf)
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Maya
Needle: 5.00mm Addi Turbos

This hat is amazing!! It took me only a whole Sunday to knit. Mind you my day started way past noon. The pattern called for Dpns to begin with, but they are out of my league, so I used a very long(100cm) circular to do magic loop instead. Also, since I'm using a lighter weight yarn, I increased up to 88 stitches to get to my size. The contrasting yarn for the crochet edging I used was even lighter, so I did Double crochet instead of Half double crochet called for.
The yarn was a delight to work with, and the colour works perfectly for Project Spectrum. Orange, red and pink? Yes, please.

Can you tell yet that I love it so? I'm digging the stash to make some more of this baby!


Lolly said...

it looks adorable! i love the yarn colors!

Ninabeena said...

the hat looks great

Queen of the froggers said...

Thats great! I must do something project spectrummy!

Rina said...

The colors are awesome. It looks cute on you.
Yes deadlines are terrifying and that's why most of the time I just go out and window shopping to release my stress. But knitting maybe better than window shopping.

Lily said...

You look nice with the hat. And it matches with your shirt too :)

Siow Chin said...

Love this pattern. And yours is so cute! I've knitted one for my elder daughter too, will post later. And I love Flo! I've been trying so hard to restrain myself from getting a KH kit. Hope you'll have fun knitting it.

Floderten said...

I really love that hat, too!! Maybe I should make one.. If I have stash yarn. Hmm.. ;)

Well done, it looks awesome on you!