Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Small successes

I did it! I completed a knitting project successfully!! Hooray!

OK. It's a hat. Probably not worth nearly the number of exclamation points that appear in that first line, but I'll take what I can get these days, you know?
There it is. It's a size that actually fits a human head (as opposed to, say, a hippo head). All of the little cables worked out the way I wanted them to, and they cross in nifty ways, and do you see how it made one triangle inside another triangle? How cool is that? I knitted it on 1/3 fewer stitches than last time (which should give you a sense of how much too big the last one was).
That's the patterning on one of the thirds. It's more hat-like than tam-like, really, and if Older Daughter doesn't end up wearing it, I will. (heh) I'm planning to head on over to my LYS to get some of the same yarn in blue to knit one of these for Younger Daughter, too.
The real color is somewhere between this picture and the last two.

To recap, this is a hat knitted out of Classic Elite Yarns Waterlily, on size eight needles, in my own pattern. Here's my project page on Ravelry.

It's also finally winter squash season at our farmer's market (even though temps today are going to be in the 90s, sigh), so I've been pulling out some of my favorite recipes. Butternut squash tart, anyone?

14 comments:

Rachael said...

I'm glad your hat worked woohoo! And can I just say YUM to your butternut tart? Can I come over for dinner??? ;-)

lori said...

what a crazy great hat! but like rachael, it's that butternut tart that made me sit up very straight and begin thinking about how to finagle an invitation to your house. :)

Willow said...

Butternut squash tart?? Oh my! sounds yummy!

Hurray for the hat!!!!! Multiple exclamation marks are perfectly acceptable to convey appropriate excitement.

Mary Lou said...

Congratulations on your success - hat looks good. And that tart - yum. I just harvested THREE bushels of acorn squash, so I'm looking for ideas. It was a great year for winter squash here, it is delicious.

Susan said...

Love the hat! Will you be publishing the pattern? How soon?

Miss 376 said...

Oh, that looks delicious, and congratualtions on the hat. It's a great pattern

scienceprincess said...

It's a great hat. I love it :-)

Also, thanks for your congratulations :-) I'm very happy.

Take care.
Sarah/scienceprincess

KnitNana said...

Intriguing hat! And congrats on finishing it, happily!
:)
Butternut tart looks tempting...details?
(((hugs)))

AlisonH said...

And did you deliberately make that tart look like that hat? Just asking. They both look wonderful, and congratulations on finishing!

EGunn said...

Yay for finishing! The hat looks great; perfect for fall. (Of course, it's a lot colder here than there...)

The butternut squash tart looks really yummy, too. I love the foods of fall. =)

Bea said...

I think I'd be as happy as you about finishing a hat. If it makes you happy its worth the exclamation points. The tart looks yummy.

Alwen said...

In my whole knitting life, I've made one hat that fits. ONE.

So use all the exclamation points you like! It looks awesome. (And I spent most of the afternoon knitting leaves that didn't work, so I know that feeling...)

Gwen said...

Coming in late...

Hat and tart both look great! And remarkably similar to my work-fuzzed eyes.

twinsetellen said...

Oooh, Waterlily, one of my favorite yarns!

(1/3 of the stitches? wow!)