Sunday, November 11, 2007

Winter Knitting, Old and New

My fabulous sister (I'll add "in law" for clarity's sake, but I do count her as a real sister for what it's worth) requested a chocolate brown hat. I picked up some Classic Elite Waterlily at spin night this week and viola!

It will be hard to give this one away.

Project Specs:
Pattern: 3 A.M. Cable Hat by SmarieK
Needles: #7 DPNs
Yarn: Classic Elite Waterlily, color 1978.
Notes: A great little pattern, and I love love love this yarn - knits up beautifully, almost looks velvety, is soft and squishy and perfect for a hat. I also now really want a sweater made out of this. Just yum.

Also, this came off the needles more than a year ago, and is finally seeing some use. This is a great all around sweater, and the yarn (Valley Yarns Amherst) despite being a super-soft merino is holding up really well. Hooray for babies in handknits.


Blogger Rosa said...

Congrats on the hat. I love the color. The cable pattern is a nice touch. She is a very lucky sister.

I love the green sweater. It is darling!

10:48 AM  
Blogger Jodi said...

Lovely knits! Looks like a great basic hat pattern.

Thanks for the amhert update, too. It's always helpful to hear how well yarns hold up.

11:09 AM  
Anonymous Chris said...

What a yummy hat! I promptly followed the link and downloaded the pattern.

11:26 AM  
Blogger Carole Knits said...

I love that hat! And the sweater is adorable. Look at those chubby little hands.

11:32 AM  
Blogger Dianna said...

I love Pumpkin Baby's sweater! And your SIL is very lucky. Hope she appreciates handknits@

11:33 AM  
Blogger Theresa said...

That is adorable!

12:25 PM  
Blogger Manise said...

Great hat! A lot of people have been posting about the softness of Classic Elite's Waterlily. Will have to try it out.

1:51 PM  
Blogger pacalaga said...

The only thing cuter than that sweater is the model. Oh boy, uterus cramps!

3:22 PM  
Blogger FemiKnitMafia said...

Beautiful all around!

4:32 PM  
Blogger yarnophiliac said...

both projects are simply lovely. I have one of those sis-in-laws, too , and she is one of my favorite people to knit for.

6:08 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

Hat, sweater, baby ... all very nice work :)

6:26 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

Two really nice projects! The hat looks scrumptious!

9:18 AM  
Blogger Seanna Lea said...

Squooshy cables are my favorite. I'll have to knit this up before it gets too much colder.

12:19 PM  
Anonymous cheryl said...

I love that yarn so much. I'm thinking of a sweater in it too.

4:55 PM  
Anonymous Kim said...

What a beautiful sweater for such a beautiful little girl!

1:51 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

That looks perfect for unisex wear.

Pumpkingirl models that well. Lovely lace detail in front.

5:41 PM  
Anonymous julia fc said...

I love Waterlily. I am curious about its wearability, so you can share . . .?
And the pea pod. Ooooh the pea pod.

12:39 PM  
Anonymous Beth S. said...

That hat is pretty much exactly what I've been wanting for myself. Hmmmm.

1:37 PM  
Blogger anne said...

i can't resist saying AWWW! for the baby . . wow has she grown. what a cutie and what a beautiful sweater.

11:47 PM  
Blogger DebbieKnitter said...

Oh your wee-one is soooooooooo cute!!! The sweater is GORGEOUS!
I love the hat too, actually, that hat looks like a good gift for my hubby, can it be a unisex hat do you think? If I used a *insert deep,manly voice here* a manly color?
Anyways, I always love reading your blog, it is such a pleasure :) Thanks for sharing.

3:41 PM  
Anonymous Monica said...

The sweater looks great on Dizzle, she's such a cutie. That'd be a good hat for handspun, too, eh?

10:43 PM  

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