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Monday, December 11, 2006

Little Pleasures


Pattern: Coronet Hat from Knitty
Yarn: Lamb's Pride Bulky in Fuschia
I hope my niece will like the color as it is a far departure from my usual palette. Rachel made a couple of these already. I followed the pattern and picked up stitches on the wrong side. It leaves a little ridge at the top which worked okay, but probably would look okay the picking up stitches on the right side. It's still drying. It will be very cozy and I think my niece can make of use of it in Chicago, Brrrr! It was a fun knit, and I love the yarn!

This Cascade Pastaza started out as OSW and while knitting it I couldn't help but go "ick". I think it will be perfect as a Shaker Rib Hat and I think I have enough. The cable in the Warm Braid Cable Wristwarmers did not show up too well. I think if I had photographed it a smaller resolution, I would not have so much resizing artifact. /The hairy mohair didn't help, either. My son was gracious enough to model them.

Growing up in Hawaii, one of my favorite treats after a long day at the beach was Shave Ice. For years we went to Uptown Sundries on School street between Liliha and Nuuanu. Later, it changed to B & S and moved down the street, and now it has a brand new name. I haven't been there yet. This is a picture of the Shave Ice from Gyotaku. The ice is not fine like I would like but the the azuki bean cap (Japanese Chocolate, my dad always said) was tasty and so was the strawberry syrup. Now I have to get my little pleasure at Waiola. Maybe when my sister is in town, we will try the new place.

10 comments:

Rachel said...

Very nice hat! Isn't it a fun pattern? I agree with you, though, that the pattern is wrong. I think it looks better to pick up stitches with right side facing. Then there's no "ridge".

Take care!

somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

Great hat. I was debating on trying it myself. Luv Halo-halo (Filipino equivalent of Hawaiian shaved iced) with lots of coconut!
=:8

debbie said...

nice knitting fo's there - you sure are on a knitting roll....and oh my, does that shaved ice look ono!

marti said...

I love the hat! It was very nice of your son to model the mitts.

beadlizard said...

I've been fiddling with the hat pattern, and the braid is supposed to be folded up. This puts that pickup edge at the fold line. I like it picked up RS and knit stockinette for almost the width of the braid, then switch directions for the rest of the cap. This a smooth stockinette "hat band" next to the forehead and smooth stockinette facing the outside above the braid. Did that make sense?

The fold is still a bit clunky -- I'm experimenting with different stitches. --syl

aija said...

Mmm. That shaved ice has me totally craving, even though its freezing and raining here :)

myra said...

Love the hat color, I'm sure your niece will as well. And mmmmmm the shave ice looks so ono. I'm an azuki bean fanatic. Koshi or tsubushi - I love um both!

Opal said...

The wrist warmers look fabulous and that shave ice looks oh so ono!

Dipsy D. said...

Wow Barb, you've been really busy - and I adore your FOs! The hat looks so amazing, I actually fell in love with the pattern and will really have to try my hands at it soon! And the wristwarmers are so gorgeous too, the yarn you've been using seems to be the perfect one - soft, cozy and warm! But oops - do you guys ever get a chance to wear them over there? ;)
And that Shaved Ice... gosh, I'm drooling all over here, this looks so mega-yummy!

kimberly said...

OH my, I'm so behind on my blog reading. You've made some great things!! I love that hat-great job! Cozy wrist warmers too.