Wednesday, January 28, 2009

white caps

When I finished my Loden Hill Hat, my oldest daughter requested one for herself. Who can resist knitting requests? Such affirmation! She wanted her hat to be ivory though in order to match her Warrior wear (basketball team uniform and warm up). So, I made her an Ivory Hill Hat per request. She loves it! This one I knit an inch longer so that it covers her ears. Perfect! My middle daughter and I were chatting one afternoon and I asked her if she would like a hat like her sister's. "No, it's not really my style", she replied without hesitating. (I guess it's good she knows what her style is!) When I saw Leslie's Chunky Beanie, I showed it to Kenzie inquiring as to whether or not she thought that this hat was her style. "I would for sure wear that!" she said as she hurried by. So when I was at the knitting shop getting some yarn for a project for me (red!!!) I couldn't resist this: On our way to Morgantown (to watch WVU get beat by Pitt -stink!), I knit Kenzie a Chunky Beanie (took me longer than an hour, but not too much longer). I also knit this one a bit longer. She loves it! Another success! I had some yarn leftover from Kenzie's Beanie and I made myself an ear/neck warmer. I got the idea from Tiennie's post on all the ear/neck warmers that she made. John and I take walks together and this will be great for keeping my ears warm. Plus it used up my leftover yarn! You know how I love that!

So for all you knitters here's the knitty gritty:

Pattern: Rose Hill Hat, by Erin Harris
Needles: Size 7
Patons Classic Wool, Ivory
Mods: knit it 61/2 inches before decreasing

Chunky Beanie, by Leslie Friend
Needles: Size 15 (knit flat)
Yarn: Classic Elite:
Twinkle Soft Chunky, Winter White (Leslie's pattern recommends Cascade is a better value than the Twinkle Soft's over double the yardage.)
Mods: knit it to be 7 inches before decreasing

Pattern: none…you could so do this!
Needles: Size 15
Yarn: Classic Elite:
Twinkle Soft Chunky, Winter White


Anonymous said...

Your knitting is soooooooo good; get the idea?You have far surpassed by meager teachings and now have become the teacher; your hats and scarves and mitts and sweaters are great!Keep up the good work but most of all keep up your daily walk as I know you know the marvelous blessings of that as you daily seek Him !!! love...Mom

Journeying Five said...

very nice projects! would make a nice family photo with all of you in you matching hats/headbands!

a friend to knit with said...

i totally agree with the family photo.
i think your husband needs a framed photo of the three of you in your ivory!
nice work!!!!!

Missy knits said...

All the project turned out perfect! What a great family ivory!!

Wool Winder said...

Everyone gets something new and pretty. I like that.

Denise said...

They all look great, I love your headband/earwarmers best though, I love hats, but don't wear them much - I would possibly wear the band though ;)

Mary said...

Great post! I love all your little tidbits and hints.

tiennie said...

Those are all fantastic! Isn't it great to use up every bit of some lovely yarn?

Kristyn Knits said...

Look at you!! you've become a knitter to contend with!

the headband is AWESOME!! Love it on you!

and the girls...well they're just too darn cute in their hats.

you're getting about as fast as f2f! I can't keep up, so I'll just celebrate your successes.

mark said...

headery and ivory, go together in perfect harmony (sing it, it sounds so much better that way!) amazing projects for, and by some amazing girls.

fromallstitchedup said...

I'm trying the head band tomorrow!!! I also love your scarf.
Thanks for the great idea.

ali said...

Lovely white knits!