Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Remnants

Full disclosure: I'm writing this on Tuesday. Tonight I work my third night in a row, and starting tomorrow I'm on vacation-- and I plan to make good use of it by sleeping alllllllllllll day. So I figured out how to trick blogger into publishing this tomorrow-- but I would never, never try to trick my fellow knitters.

I started this Christmas day:

I'm completely, utterly loving this pattern... and I seem to be developing a bit of a self-striping yarn fixation. I just can't help myself-- it's almost criminal how easy and fun this is to make compared to how complicated it looks.

The only tiny caveat:

This is all that's left of the main color. I planned this project to use the leftovers of my first ever adult sweater and I think it's going to be a nail-biter. Fortunately, I have an ace in the hole:

Those are the swatches from said sweater. I am just ruthless enough to unravel one of these-- I was really only saving them in case I ever needed to patch the sweater. Full disclosure: I have a bit of a thrift problem. My stash-- and it's a bit of a stretch to call it that-- is almost exclusively made up of left-over yarn and I fully intend to use up every last bit of it... someday.

8 comments:

  1. I completely love the pattern of that hat, too---the chart is gorgeous, and the colours are just fantastic together. I hope you don't have to rip out all the possible-sweater-fixing swatches to finish it!

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  2. You have a great eye for color. That hat is going to be beautiful! I'll look forward to seeing if you make it with your leftovers, and to seeing the FO.

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  3. Gorgeous hat! Whoever first paired fair isle with self-striping yarn is a genius.

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  4. The hat is looking great. I totally join you in the self striping yarn love. It makes us look like geniuses.

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  5. I love those colors together. Looking forward to seeing the finish.

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  6. Wow. Beautiful! I'm excited to try and do some more colorwork, but I think I'll have you choose the colors. :) Happy napping!

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  7. I'm mocked for my teensy stash all the time (it's about 50% project leftovers) - so I am so with you there.

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