09/29/2008

Simple Knitting

Posted in Hats, Knitting, Socks tagged , , at 10:19 pm by Jennie

I enjoy hats, well, more like I have a love and hate relationship with them. I love the look, but hate the look on me. I have an odd shaped head so every time I wear a hat/beanie, I look like a ridiculous alien. Therefore I hardly knit them. 😦

But they are so quick to knit and well, when you want to try out a new brand of yarn (new to me yarn) such as Cascade 220 Superwash, you go right ahead a pick a simple yet textured hat. The Marsan Watchcap was perfect. Not too much and just enough to keep me going. Plus, I was able to knit up something for my little brother.

Marsan Watchcap 1 Marsan Watchcap

Final thoughts: I really like Cascade 220 and will definitely use it on more items especially since I can get it in the superwash variety. I wasn’t too big a fan of ktbl’s but it does give the hat that “pop” factor so I can live with that. When we first picked the color out on the Webs webpage, we thought we were getting a medium gray, but turns out, it’s a dark heathered gray/green. We still like it.  🙂

Currently working on: A mate for this simple sock.

Opaling around

My first pair of Opal socks just for me. The last time I worked on a pair of Opals was for my cousin a year ago. And since my stash has grown to an unmanageable size I really had to shop from the stash. This was from my earlier days of sock knitting, wow, come to think of it, I’ve had this in there for almost 3 years, wow! Anywho, sometimes simple is the way to go.

I hope everyone has a wonderful week!!