Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Amy aka knitterofhats has claimed the larger stitchmarker set, with the green beads. I plan to close the giveaway this Friday at midnight our time (Central time zone), so hurry up & comment on Cha-cha-changes!
I'm working on something I've never done before: duplicate stitch! I made some more hats for the Sarge, in Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick colors Barley & whatever they call their olive green (haven't looked at the ball band; it's pretty obviously olive!). For the barley (brown) I used a partial ball left from all the cowl knitting. I got to the last 3 rows, and ran out!! So I grabbed some leftover Oatmeal color worsted Wool Ease, triple-stranded it & used it to close the top of the hat. Doesn't look bad, but something made me offer to duplicate stitch in the Oatmeal on the rest of the hat, just a few simple shapes. It's trickier than I thought it would be. So far, I have a squashed-looking diamond shape, a scraggly rectangle, and a slightly lop-sided X on 3 of the wide ribs of the hat. Terrific. I hope I get better at it very quickly!


Amy said...

I am excited about these stitch markers and am eyeing those teal mitts.

Ann said...

Oh, I'm so glad you like the teal mitts! That is one I designed, based on a hat pattern I used. I wanted to get the pattern "down pat" in order to make a matching pair for the hat's recipient. So I think the teal ones were about the 4th iteration of the pattern, and were consequently one of the smoothest knit pair. I will get in touch with you for an address, and send both the mitts & stitchmarkers along. Enjoy!