knitxcore.: You Don't Ganomy!

Monday, July 02, 2007

You Don't Ganomy!

You Don't Ganomy!

My Ganomy Hat is finished! I have a couple of pins coming to spruce it up and make sure Mr. Ganomy has a proper photo shoot, not that my bathroom pics are that bad, but he deserves a couple of good pics just like any other FO's. Elizabeth suggests placing a ping pong ball in the top, just in case your hat get lost at sea, it suppoesd to make it float. I usually stay on dry land, so I switched that up a little bit.

Pattern Particulars

Pattern Source:Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitter's Almanac
Needles: Addi Natura 16" circular, Clover Takumi DPNs sz. 8
Lamb's Pride Worsted in Wild Oak, and a tiny cat toy with a bell in it.
Time: About 4 hours
Loved: The ingenious shaping and that it jingles when I walk!
Hated: The fact that my gauge was a lil' off, but I later fixed that with some wet blocking.

Hobbledehoy's Pop Quiz

I bought more yarn from Hobbledehoy's Etsy shop this week. I've had it favorited for almost a month so I figured it was time to stop being so cheap and give in to my consumer's urge. The colorway is called "Pop Quiz", it's a white base with flecks of primary colors. I think it may become a pair of Bubble Wrap socks in the distant future.

Midnight Purls Hand-Dyed Sea-Wool

MidnightPurls also hooked me up with some of her hand-dyed Sea-wool last week. She used acid dyes from HelloYarn and over dyed it to my favorite puce-y shade of green. She knows what I like :-) I'm saving this for something awesome!

I just got the new issue of Croq Zine. I was going to swear it off, but then she put up a damaged copy for half-price and I couldn't resist. It came today, so I haven't had a proper sit-down with it yet, but I did learn about is powered by Yahoo! but it donates a minimum of 50% of all ad revenue to charitable organizations in the U.S.! AWESOME, right? Even better than that is you get to choose what charity your specific clicks go to and if it isn't already in the GoodSearch database, you can add it yourself! Everyone uses search engines, might as well use one that going to do something besides bring up porn when you type "ketchup" in the box.

I'm still chugging along on the Ol' Log Cabin and I started my Seamless Hybrid this week (sorry Rodger! I couldn't wait!). So, I'll try to get some pics up soon. I also have some racy pics of KnitXcore @ the Beach to share (j/k), if my computer decides to stay online long enough to upload them :-)



Kim said...

A hat that makes noise--so cool! And only in four hours, no less! I can't wait to see what you do with the yarn. The green especially kicks butt!

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Calling Kahlo said...

I love how you always have these bright colors. If you post photos of the beach you should be sporting a handknit speedo (j/k). Anyways, I will make progress on LCB after the in-laws leave.

Dave said...

Cute hat! Did you really put bells in the ping-pong ball? :-)

Love the new yarns ... the puce seacell is gorgeous.

sko_G knits said...

hahahha, what a smart idear!!! ping pong ball, i hope she meant you cover it with yarn or something rather than just attach it to the top (?); and i jingle when i walk already, i don't need it in my hat thank you. =P it looks great. i love it.

pamela wynne said...

Such a good Ganomy! And I can't stop thinking about that awesome chartreuse sea wool. Fabulous.

Crochet Goddess said...

I love the hat. It sounds great to have a hat that makes noise. I love the yarn to I really like puce-y green too!!

Jana said...

Wow that is some bright green yarn! I like it that you swapped out the ping pong ball with the bell. Is a ping pong ball going to really help the hat that much if you're lost at sea?

RodgerM said...

I was worried that you would wait for me. I meant to tell you I was in the throes of a love affair with a seamless saddle-shoulder after the abuse of an ill conceived bog jacket.

If only I could find a relationship with a boy as nice as my relationship with this Shepard's Worsted!

Gloria said...

Your hat is so cute! And it jingles?!

Andy's Crafts said...

The Hat looks nice, and I really like the green Yaen. Nice meeting you Mate!