Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Meathead number 3

Meathead number 3, originally uploaded by a-chan.

Colors are off again because lack of lighting. I need to set my alarm earlier tomorrow so I will get up and take pictures in daylight.

Meathead pattern knit on size 17 needles (16' circs and dpns) to get gauge
colors are sable (brown), kiwi and fuscia

Decoration is a bunch of old butterly beads found in my old bead stash. My niece helped pick them out because it's going to be her hat.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Meathead #3

I've finished my 3rd meathead, however, there are no pictures because I can't figure out what I want to put on it for embellishment. Maybe a yo-yo? Or a super-cool button?

The hat was knit with lamb's pride bulky in kiwi, sable, and fuscia. I like it a lot, but nothing is inspiring me. Perhaps I should dig through my craft room some more. I finally got it semi-organized today.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Meathead #2

Meathead #2

This was the first Meathead I knit. I didn't check my guage and knit it with the size US15 circular and dpns. I knit the small size, but it turned out even smaller than it was suppose to. I had tons of fuscia left over.

The colors in this picture are off. The color I used was fuscia and the granny square is emerald and olive greens. It's dark by the time I get home from work, so I had to use the flash.

The granny square was inspired by a bunch of old granny squares I found while digging through my craft supplies trying to figure out the best thing to put on the hat.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Meathead Knit-along

Meathead Knit-along
Originally uploaded by a-chan.
I was happy to join Larissa's knit-along to test knit this hat for her book. The pattern was really great. Nice and easy and fast! I love knitting with Brown Sheep's Lamb's Pride bulky yarn.

I used my US size 17 16" circs and dpns to knit the hat in the round to avoid seaming. It was a quick knit, coming in under 2 hours. I crocheted an anime style vein for the decoration over the left ear.

I'm not sure how the point looks on me, but I like how this hat turned out. This is the first of two hats I knit. The other one is in fuscia and it's smaller because I knit the smaller size and I didn't check my gauge, so it's really small. I'll get a picture of it later.