Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Shroom

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Pattern: Shroom by Lee Juvan (My Ravelry Link)
For: Myself for winter!
Yarn:0.76 skein of Brown Sheep Burly Spun in Black
Needle: US 11 - 8.0 mm
Size: to fit my head
Timeline: August 17 – 18, 2011. It really is a quick knit. However, I started it late on the 17th and finished it on the 18th in the evening. With 2 toddlers and an infant, I never get to knit during the day while they’re awake (rarely).
Modifications & Notes: Cast on 54 sts instead of 48 after measuring my head and figuring out how many inches I wanted it to be to fit over my ears completely for our cold cold winters.

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I’ll be ready for winter – but let’s not think about winter right now, ok? I made a “matching” cowl too. It’s done, except for the 3 needle bind-off. (Tomorrow, tomorrow). Taking a look on Ravelry, my last actual finished object was back in April. Though, I did finish Sean’s Wyatt in June, it’s finally blocking tonight! My knitting usually slows down in the summer, as it’s too hot out. I’m also almost done Quentin’s stroller blanket. I must get on that. And Askew… with all the knitting i put into it, I’m afraid I’m going to have to frog it. I put it on dental floss to see how it would “strech out” off needles, and it’s pathetically tiny. I’m so upset. I’m going to have to go up a needle size or three. I’m also thinking about possibly using a thicker fingering weight yarn. I’m so upset. I’d rather re-start than to just keep adding on increases until I run out of yarn – I think. What would you do? I technically could just keep knitting until I have like 400-500+ stitches… (the pattern ends after 227 stitches are achieved, which is where I’m at now.

6 comments:

kate-the-enabler said...

Hey there :) lovely shroom - I look forward to seeing the cowl too! As for askew....I'd probably frog and begin again - just because I'm me - but it sounds to me that that is what you really want to do too? You'll find the right answer.

sapphireblue said...

It looks great! I started my shroom hat, but it was coming out small. I messed with the gauge, and I think I'm ready to try again.

Tara said...

Looks great, Robyn! Gotta love a hat knit up in a bulky yarn, right? Instant gratification at it's knitterly nest :)

Dawn said...

Love the hat, and the cowl I saw on ravelry! I say block the crap out of that askew! Or start over lol!

Girl Knits said...

Love Shroom on you! Very cute! Matches your new cowl too.

g-girl said...

is it slouchy?