Monday, December 01, 2014

The Christmas Challenge

My brother issued a challenge. He might have even said the words "you can't make that." But of course I can make that! I am a fearless knitter! The hat in question is the reindeer hat from Home Alone. I went right to the internet to refresh my memory of the hat. I haven't seen the film in quite some time. I found this image using a Google search.

I made a few assumptions based on this image.
  1. there seem to be about 6 reindeer on the hat altogether
  2. it's a rather loose gauge
  3. there's no ribbed cuff
I cast on with size 5 needles and went for it. And it's huge. You could fit two of his heads in there. So back to the drawing board. Maybe it's tighter than I'd originally thought. The cuff looks a little smaller than I'd worked. Maybe there's only 4, or 5 repeats of the reindeer pattern. What do you think? I'm going to give it another go. Size 4 instead of 5s. And I'm going to eliminate at least one reindeer from the pattern. Think I can make it by Christmas?

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Bad Girl Yarn Ready for Fun!

Flirty lace-weight yarn seeking knitter for just a little casual fun. Interests include looking beautiful, creating those pills while being knit with and self-tangling. Seeking that perfect knitter to fight with Taylor Swift-style so you can write about our torrid affair on the blogosphere. No pets please. Pic below...

BAD yarn! No donut!