Friday, November 16, 2007

The time of pink

I have two FOs to show off.

The first is the one I'm less excited about: Magknits Fake Isle.

There's nothing wrong with the pattern. It's just that my damn head is so small I have to fold up the brim. (Okay, and I heard that these hats turned out small so I made the bigger size. Whoops.) It's okay though, I got to use some stashed Kureyon and black wool, as well as polish my fair isle skills. My floats aren't crazy tight anymore.

Do you need proof that law students are the coolest? Foliage was designed by Emilee, who started into the lawyer endeavor at the same time as me, coming up with this fun hat in the process.

I do have a small confession. I didn't like this hat at first. It wasn't until I saw it on a girl on the bus that my interest was piqued. It was funny. I thought the girl's hat was storebought at first. I said to myself, "That's a cute hat, and that yarn looks remarkably like Malabrigo... say, isn't that in the new knitty? Nah... the crown increases don't look like that." Lo and behold, when I raveled it, I discovered that it was the same hat, crown increases, malabrigo and all. Naturally, Amanda and I rushed to our LYS to scope out the malabrigo, and one day later, I have a new pink hat. Good thing for watching lengthy movies on Netflix! Two, really. And I'm working on a pink sweater.

It's the time of pink. And I have a week off for some studying and some relaxing. Now, if you'll excuse me, it's time to curl up by the fire with my knitting and some pudding shots. Gosh, we're classy people.


Rose Red said...

I really like that foliage hat - I didn't pay any attention to it on Knitty, but saw it on Ravelry (probably in your queue!!) and thought it was fabulous! Clearly, it's now in my queue...

rupestur said...

Both the hats turned out beautifully :D And oh, so did those red gloves, by the way, I meant to say!

Eric & Tony said...

Foliage is amazing. I like the fake Isle too!

KnitXcorE said...

i effing love the foliage pattern!
i thought i hated until i searched it on flickr.
i'm kinda afraid of fari isle-ing for some reason, but ur hat is lovely.