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Thursday, November 29, 2007

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New Threads THURSDAY!

Ribbed Beanie
Design: Bonne Marie
Yarn: Noro *Kureyon*
Color: #52
Gauge: 18 sts/24 rows over 4″
Needles: #8

To get this winter party started, nothing seemed more naturale than, well, another Beanie!

I have a bunch of single skeins of Noro Kureyon lounging in the stash and this one is especially exciting. Here’s a bird’s eye view of the top of the hat:

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Looks like a totally different hat, doesn’t it? HA! But it works. I would love love love to go tour the Noro factory and watch how they combine the colors. I would l-l-love to understand why they put a certain color next to another. I’ve never been disappointed after the knitting was done, even though sometimes the trust was Not There in the ball…

There is something really wonderful about small projects. They refresh and renew. Give so much for so little. Bring smiles to others FAST!

I was able to help refresh a co-worker’s knitting karma this holiday. After many years away from the needles, she decided she wanted to see how to make the stitches again and I showed her. She is now happily working away on a garter stitch scarf in yummy mango bulky alpaca. It was incredible to see her remember how to stitch; she’d learned when very young from her grandma. The only thing we had to practice with was my little pair of socks in progress and I had her just knit back-and-forth. I think she just let her fingers do the moves without fussing and thinking and before you knew it, there were several rows done with no discernible difference from my stitches. WooHOO!

I have another ball of #52 Kureyon and am going to make a neck warmer. I can’t wear regular scarves while I’m shooting. They really get in the way. A neck warmer is perfect for high activity when I’m jumping in and out of trucks and buildings and don’t want to get my tails caught in a revolving door whilst moving fast.

Also eats up small quantities of yarn. Small is good…

Speaking of good: good snacks fast company, tonight in our new winter HQ, KIP @ Alliance Bakery on 1736 W Division 7-9pm…

12 responses to “Thursday, November 29, 2007”

  1. Karen B. says:

    Love the beanie with the bird’s eye blue! And it’s always a good thing to see long-forgotten techniques re-emerge from eager fingers.

  2. ellen says:

    I love your beanie! I’ve been looking for one to make for a friend’s birthday. Do you think you’ll be posting the pattern? Thanks!

  3. meg says:

    Oh, yum! Nothing like some glowing beautiful colors to kick your grey winter days up a notch. Way to beautify the city . . . and keep that extra percentage of body heat in :o).

  4. =Tamar says:

    I am amazed. That light blue between the dark blue and dark green just glows.

  5. Beth S. says:

    I never get tired of Noro. It’s endlessly entertaining!

    Your new hat is gorgeous. I like the crown!

  6. Sil says:

    Wow, that does look good in a hat! Nice work.

  7. Elisabeth says:

    Beautiful new beanie! And I like the idea of a neckwarmer, I think it will come in handy on the bike. Thanks for the suggestion.

  8. Deb says:

    Great hat! One of my favourite hat/cowl patterns in Noro is this one- Very lovely with ANY Noro I have tried.

  9. What a great color combo! The blue just glows! I’m not convinced that mine would knit up that pretty, but I’m willing to try. Must go knit….

  10. Norma says:

    Sigh. I wish I didn’t look like such a dufus in hats. That is so cute. But are you able to wear Kureyon against your neck? It’s pretty scratchy to me. However, now you’ve got me thinking about a Silk Garden cowl!

  11. Bonne Marie says:

    NORMA! I refuse to believe you look duffa-ish hattish…

    YOU are so very lovely that’s just impossible!

    I am a lucky in the wool department. Nothing seems to make me itch! Really. Even the barniest of barniest feels fine.

  12. Sue says:

    Hi Bonnie Marie, I’m always a prowler on your blog and love your knitting and patterns. Is that beanie pattern one of yours?

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