2.24.2007

Silk Garden Redemption

I finished my blue-hued Noro hat last night. I'm happy enough with it, although the decreases are a bit wonky as written. Probably won't be using the pattern again; should I need to do another one-skein Noro hat, I'm sure I can puzzle it out for myself. (Famous last words.) I think I am going to give this particular hat to a friend as a birthday present next week. That wasn't my intention when I started it -- I'm a selfish, selfish knitter -- but she'll like it.

I'm extending probationary forgiveness to Silk Garden. There were no problems with this skein, although I could live without the wee bits of grass and whatnot that somehow end up in there. Perhaps it's time to give other Noro family members a whirl.

Unless my Knitpicks order arrives today, which I sincerely doubt, I'm in project limbo for a bit. This is just as well, I suppose, since I need to get some hausfrauing done in Mr. Fury's absence. I'm thinking of using my black Sierra towards a scarf for someone, and I still have enough Cascade Fixation to try Broadripple.

I do have one problem with moving into knitted socks: Illiogor. He enjoys eating, sleeping, wrestling with the other ferrets, and sock rides. That's where he sinks his teeth into the toe of your sock as you walk by, and then hangs on. I shudder to think of the damage he could do to a beloved handknitted sock ...

5 comments:

Mouse said...

Gorgeous hat! I had to try a second skein of Kureyon originally because I had a bad experience with it.
The ferret is so cute! I would be careful about hand knit socks around the little bugger though.. since you already know he has a sock fetish. lol.

Ilix said...

Great looking hat! I must say that I am tempted to try the Noro family, but alas I have to make a special trip to get to a store that has it! That isn't bad, I want to have something fantastic to use it on! LOL
see you on craftster!

KatnZoey said...

luv the hat, i accidently broke the noro the first time i worked with it too, and had to pick those things out of it, but i like the finished work alot. i would like to find another brand that does the fading color thing. its really cool. noro is so pricey :( boooo! but i really like it. and im also really happy to see your doing the PRGE whoo hoo. :)

Scarlett said...

Mouse - he also has a bra fetish; he will happily dive down the shirt of any woman (or transvestite, I suppose) who comes into our house. I've been wanting to try the Kureyon but haven't yet.

ilix - I hope you get to try it at some point! See you on the boards. ;-)

katnzoey - the color fading is the only reason I tried it again. I love it so ...

I'm excited to be doing the PRGE! I'm a swap virgin.

said...

He's cute. But I would probably have to bury him in the backyard if he destroyed my socks. I love them. lol Okay, maybe I wouldn't, but I'd be pretty upset.

The hat looks nice. Honestly, I've never tried Noro. Though I really love the color changes!! They make great hats.