Frog in knots

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Monday, December 31, 2007

Funny Looking Hat

Turns out it wasn't a giant rasta tam after all...
It's the Pinwheel sweater from Elann. I made it in Sirdar Yo-Yo a chunky self striping boucle yarn that fades in and out beautifully. It was met with much scepticism by those watching me make it who couldn't see how on earth I was supposed to wear such an odd shaped contraption, but all is now clear...I started this in August for the Sweater-a-Month KAL but once I'd decided to go back to University that went out of the window and it's taken until now to finish it. It was worth the wait though.
It's a different tension, which doesn't matter in the slightest for this project and I used the same method as the thumb from Fetching for the sleeves as the one given was more complicated. I also did a simple picot cast off that looks reversible in this yarn. I haven't really figured out a fastening yet, but will either keep the hair stick or buy a brooch to match it. I love it!

I wish you all health and happiness in the New Year!

30 Comments:

At 6:44 pm, Blogger Sue said...

Just gorgeous!

...as usual...

Happy New Year!

 
At 7:30 pm, Blogger Agnes said...

The striping makes it so interesting and beautiful ... I think it's great! What a way to end the year and welcome the new one!
Happy New Year!

 
At 7:44 pm, Blogger cpurl17 said...

It's just amazing!

Happy New Year!!

 
At 8:29 pm, Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

Oh wow! That yarn! It's..it's...amazing! I absolutely love the way it striped! Beautiful!

Happy New Year! No Blue Vomit tonight!

 
At 9:12 pm, Blogger errs said...

The striping is really cool. It looks very nice.

 
At 9:27 pm, Blogger Trillian42 said...

Adorable! That looks completely fabulous on you!

 
At 10:09 pm, Blogger Queen of the froggers said...

Wow, better than a Tam! it looks gorgeous! Happy New Year! x

 
At 10:14 pm, Blogger Knittypants said...

Oh, Wow! Gorgeous, love the yarn with the pattern.

 
At 11:10 pm, Blogger Bezzie said...

I love it--the colors hum!

Happy New Year!

 
At 11:11 pm, Blogger Mandella said...

What a fantastic piece of work!

Happy New Year to you too.

 
At 2:41 am, Anonymous Rachel said...

Oh my gosh, that yarn with that pattern is totally trippy! What a cool effect. I am positive that you will never fail to get impressed comments from people when you wear it out.

Happy New Year!

 
At 12:02 pm, Blogger wickerwoman said...

Ooh, love it!

Happy New Year to you!

 
At 12:09 pm, Blogger Piglottie said...

Happy New Year! I love the cardigan - simply stunning :)

 
At 1:56 pm, Blogger Batty said...

Ooooh, love it! It's already fitted, but the color variegation makes your waist look teeny tiny! Now I have to make one of those. It's really fabulous.

 
At 2:48 pm, Blogger Kimberly said...

You are so right-it was worth the wait!! Gorgeous-it's going on my to-do list right now. Love it!!!

 
At 2:59 pm, Blogger Sarah said...

Those stripes are great, I think it's the best color combo I have seen with that one. It's on my short list, as soon as I get my knitting off my needles.

Happy New Year!

 
At 3:12 pm, Blogger acrylik said...

Wow, it looks fantastic - that yarn works so well with the pattern.

Happy New Year!

 
At 4:23 pm, Blogger donnac1968 said...

Wow!!! That's all I can say!

 
At 4:28 pm, Blogger Baigneuse said...

Gorgeous work!

 
At 5:34 pm, Blogger Jennu said...

It's stunning!

 
At 8:03 pm, Blogger aija said...

Wow, the striping effect is awesome!

 
At 5:11 pm, Blogger Charity said...

Rain, I love the Pinwheel! It turned out beautifully. Happy New Year! :0)

 
At 8:02 pm, Blogger knitfriendly said...

Wow - that is beautiful! Great job! It is very flattering on you as well. :)

 
At 8:09 pm, Blogger Stefaneener said...

It's beautiful and it looks great on you! So nice to see you around.

Happy New Year!

 
At 10:15 pm, Blogger knitty_kat said...

Wow!! This is awesome! The striping is fab and actually adds shaping to it.

Happy New Year!

 
At 1:20 am, Blogger Octopus Knits said...

Very pretty!

 
At 3:18 pm, Blogger Shelley said...

Ohhh...that is sooo pretty! I have that on my to do list at some point...it looks daunting, but I've read on other blogs that it's pretty easy to make.

 
At 6:26 pm, Blogger Fiona said...

Wow! That is amazing. Looks ace.

 
At 6:28 pm, Blogger allisonmariecat said...

Oh, so cool! The striping combined with the construction is so different and fun.

 
At 12:11 pm, Anonymous Egeria said...

Wow wow wow!! The sweater is amazing! Jaw droppingly beautiful!

 

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