Wednesday, June 20, 2012

WIP Wednesday

I'm working on a hat today: The Parseltongue Hat by Tiny Owl Knits.

Top-down patterns are always fun, I think.
The yarn isn't classy: it's 100% polyester from the deep stash. (The stuff was for sale at Wal Mart for $1 a skein and I bought a sweater's worth without thinking about the fact that I wouldn't wear a sweater made out of this, let alone knit one.) It's called Promo Fil and it's really not something I recommend. (It doesn't even have the yardage on the ball band!)

My progressssss sssssso far

But, yarn aside, I am having a lot of fun with this pattern. I'm getting to the "fun part," the snakey bits, pretty soon, and I'm pretty excited about it. I love that it's written instructions- even though I usually do fine with charts, I still feel more secure if I can follow the written instructions with a post-it note. (Actually, this time I'm using a bobby pin, which is working quite well because it also keeps the two pages of the pattern together.... Also it's sparkly at the top, which you don't really need to know. But I feel like that helps.)

I use a dpn instead of a cable needle, when I use anything at all...
This hat will go into the box of Xmas present for a certain Slytheryn I know. That is, if it turns out head-sized. It seems like I mess up gauge more often with hats than with anything else...
We shall see.

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  1. Whoohoo - sssssnakes!
    Even the icky acrylic needs to be knitted some day or the other. I feel with hats, gloves/mitts and legwarmers it doesn't matter that much. (Although we'd all prefer to always knit with alpaca, silk and merino)

  2. It looks wonderful! I would never guess the yarn was icky, so I'm sure it will be well loved.

  3. If you hadn't mentioned that the yarn is acrylic, I wouldn't know. Your hat looks great and let's hope that the acrylic is soft and not scratchy!

  4. Great story about the yarn. I did something similar and pondered for years about what to do with it. And then, after posting it to my Ravelry stash SOMEONE BEGGED ME TO SELL IT TO HER! How lucky was that?!

    Interesting looking hat. Can't wait to see yours done, especially to see all the snake-y details.

  5. I heartily approve of your sparkly bobby pin. Sparkles make everything a bit more enjoyable.

  6. ive always loved this pattern but never have the money to blow on it. I can't wait to see it finished!

  7. of course i needed to know it was sparkly!

    great pattern!

  8. looks great so far-- I have the same issue with hats and gauge, so I understand your worry. Acrylic is good for charity knitting, too, if you end up looking for more ways to spend your stash.

  9. I'm using dpns as well. I hope the hat will be a fit!

  10. Your progress so far looks great :)

  11. Such a pretty yarn color; I'll be your hat turns out nicely even if it isn't being worked with a fancy yarn. :)

  12. It's working up beautifully, even if you're not in love with the yarn!


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