Saturday, January 27, 2007

Brain-tammaged!


Whoa! Suzann sent me her copy of Knitted Tams. It came in the mail today. Ohhhhhh! Ahhhh! I've been playing with the general shape and such this week, and this is where I am. I'm going to finish this one, then read the directions. (Is that the story of my life, or what?) I started this one on 1s (a circ), moved down and did an inch on 0 dpns, then switched back, because that just sucked. I've been knitting two handed, and combining that with the itty bitty dpns was just too much. I don't like the join on this circ, and am really putting my hands into cramp city, so I may have to go buy some needles.
I've got Elann's Baby Silk, Baby Cashmere, some Cherry Sock yarn, and some Koigu scraps I am using, as well as some mystery yarn. I tore into the book as soon as I got it, and read "Do not mix your yarns." Oh, hell no, not me. I may be in trouble, I'll let you know.

8 comments:

Les said...

That's looking pretty cool, Betsy! Please, step away from that yellow, tho.
Les

Vamanta said...

You've been busy in Tamland. What's up with the "do not mix yarns"? Gauge issues, maybe?

Have you considered the KnitPick's Options set? Very awesome and you'll always have the size and cord length you need.

Have fun!

Vamanta said...

BTW....the tam on the book's cover is very teeny & is just propped on her head. How are the pattern sizes? All the same or for different head sizes?

Cindy G said...

Oh go ahead and mix. It's called a "design feature" as in "I meant to do that!"

Anonymous said...

Bets, is that yellow Austermann Mayfair (in daffodil) by any chance? kellygirl

junior_goddess said...

No, it's Cherry Tree Hill yellow sock yarn. I've seen daffodil, and this is brighter, if that's possible.

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Anonymous said...

Drats--I'm short some mayfair and I though just maybe you had some. I quite like the yellow in le tam. It adds some pop! kellygirl