Saturday, September 27, 2008

Bring It, Amelia Earhart!

So.. originally, I started knitting Harry Potter House Socks... but I got really confused with the heel turning business so I thought I would knit a hat while I waited for a chance to get to loop to ask what the hell the pattern was talking about.  And, well, I sort of knit a whole set!

The hat is an Amelia Earhart cap from a pattern I found on the internets.  
(I picked the pattern because it is entirely constructed of short rows... exactly what I needed practice with for my sock pattern!)  I knit it with the same sock weight wool/nylon I used for the feather and fan scarf.  I LOVE this color combo and wish I had an infinite number of skeins of it!  But unfortunately, I only had the one.  I knit the hat first (on size 8 needles, which makes the hat a little lacy) but had almost half a skein of yarn left, so... wristlets!



It was really fun to see the different patterns that the yarn colors made with different guaged needles (the wristlets were done on size 5 dpns).  


Check out these sweeeeet buttons I found in fabric row!!  Each wristlet closes with a button on the wrist and the hat has one on each ear.

(grr... arr.. I am tough.  Bring it, Amelia!)


(All right, I get it.  You're still hotter than me.  Whatever.)

6 comments:

Sheila said...

SO GOOD!!!! NORA!!!!! I'M IN LOVE WITH THIS SHIT!

Erin! said...

Totally bad-ass.

Heck yes.

Knitstress Mary said...

Nora, I love the way your Amelia Earhart hat turned out. I made it for my mom in all white, because that's what she wanted. To me it looked like brains. I found the pattern before I even ever started short rows. It is an excellant way to learn short rows. You did a beautiful job.

katiwithanilovesyou said...

beautiful!
i am back in philly. ...waiting to see you!!!

rachel said...

awesome!! amelia earhart was a total hottie. maybe the bermuda triangle will give her back and she won't have aged, and she can be your older woman lover!

Anonymous said...

Nora

is there any chance we could talk if you come to Batimore ?

it would be nice just to talk to you again

like friends

we saw each other last time and we couldn't talk

please don't ignore me

i just wanna talk, please

Gabby