Sunday, June 06, 2010

In My Ongoing Quest

to use up some of the odd balls, I have started in on a hat. The pattern is one I came across while flipping through an old "Pattern a Day" calendar, and I like it. Very straightforward. Easy to memorize pattern repeat. Unisex in style. Plus I'm using it to practice 3/3 cables without a cable needle.

I'm using my new HiyaHiya convertibles, and so far I'm liking them very much. They are about as slick as Addi's. No problems with the connections coming undone. The stitches slide around the extremely skinny cables with ease. The join is certainly smooth enough for this worsted weight yarn to move over it without catching (haven't tried lace weight, which would be the real test.) I do wish they came with end stoppers, not that I foresee needing them for this project, just a more general observation.

If you look closely, you can see that I am also using a pretty little stitch marker that was part of my Mother's Day gift.


YarnThrower said...

It seems odd to me to be thinking about winter hats in this weather, but it IS Wisconsin, after all, and I'm sewing a wool/mohair sweater together...well, at least I'm *thinking about* sewing a wool/mohair sweater together... Anyway, that hat is going to be cute!

MollyBeees said...

OOO! Cute!