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Vendie
11-26-2005, 10:19 AM
Hi again - knitting another hat for the other follicly challenged brother-in-law. His is being made from Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk in a sagey green and ivory. This yarn is so soft, I love working with it. yummy. This is my first attempt at two-color knitting using a stranding method - I guess it's stranding, I'm carrying both colors across the round. It's been a lot of fun, and I can now knit ambidexterously. Party!

kitkat
11-26-2005, 11:08 AM
wow, that looks great! go you!!

Angelia
11-26-2005, 11:17 AM
"Party" indeed!

That is just gorgeous! :inlove: :inlove:

KellyK
11-26-2005, 11:19 AM
*KK doin that dance where you move your arms in horizontal circles in front of your body*
:happydance: GO FG! GO FG!! GO FG! :happydance:

Ingrid
11-26-2005, 11:21 AM
Great job!!!! It will be so warm. Your colors look perfect!!

Jan in CA
11-26-2005, 11:58 AM
I love that color! It's a beautiful hat!

Vendie
11-26-2005, 01:10 PM
Thank you thank you thank you! I think Kev's head will be very appreciative of the alpaca silk blend this winter. I am all about making hats right now, love them. I think it's because they're so quick. And they've been very good for me to work on during our 3-day LOTR marathon that we've been having this holiday :D

Carol_OH
11-26-2005, 01:15 PM
oooh beautiful hat ! love it!

Sascha
11-27-2005, 12:49 AM
It so pretty. Wow!

Julie
11-27-2005, 01:09 AM
Looks fabulous!

Are you using the stranding method where you carry one color in each hand? (throw one, pick the other)

javede
11-27-2005, 05:04 AM
Greate color combination!
Are you using a specific pattern? I really want to try some easier two-color knitting and yours seams to change color every stitch which might be easier(correct me if I'm wrong ;) )

Jeep_Girl
11-27-2005, 09:29 AM
That looks great, FG!!! Please share your pattern!!

Vendie
11-27-2005, 10:32 AM
Julie - yes, I'm holding one color in each hand, which was so much fun that I felt weird when I finally dropped one of the colors.

As for pattern, I'm using the basic hat construction from The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns, and I made up the color scheme. For this yarn, I had a gauge of 4 st/in, so I cast on 92 st on a size 8 16" circ. I did 2x2 ribbing for the bottom 1 and 1/2" or so and then switched to st st. I'm getting close to the decrease rounds. I really hope this doesn't end up being too big, but so far it's fitting.

dustinac
11-27-2005, 11:56 AM
:cheering: He will love it looks good :thumbsup:

DotMom61
11-28-2005, 10:05 AM
FG --

That is a gorgeous color!!! Love the pattern, too! I think I'm gonna have to teach myself to throw so I can do that kind of color work -- guess I'll tackle that after socks, and cables, and lace ... :rollseyes: ...

feministmama
11-28-2005, 12:16 PM
the other follicly challenged brother-in-law
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

Vendie
12-01-2005, 07:28 PM
YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

One more Christmas gift finished!!

Finished up the hat, weaved in the ends, feeling quite accomplished. Not the best picture. I have no idea what the sun looks like, so now my pictures are sucking due to reliance on flashes.

Ingrid
12-01-2005, 08:10 PM
Perfection!!!!!

Vendie
12-01-2005, 08:11 PM
And that, coming from you Ingrid, is very high praise indeed! I thank you kindly *takes deep bow*

InterNette
12-01-2005, 08:31 PM
very cool, you can designs in multi color, hats off to you :thumbsup:

Vendie
12-01-2005, 09:05 PM
I can't take too much credit - this is a very simple color pattern - just alternate colors with every stitch - 1 green, 1 cream, 1 green, 1 cream, and then switch the order on the next row. Easy breezy!! :thumbsup: