Thursday, November 8, 2007

Dog on Thurs & 1st attempt at earflap hat

Puddin posing nicely with a decorative pumpkin. Her worried expression is from being posed on a couch that it not "hers".
Getting caught up now... a while back I swapped some yarn with Holly from knitwithsnotforyou and received these tweedy tan and beige yarns. Before I could get a picture of them, they leaped onto my needles and attempted to become a chullo. For a bit of color I added some of my blue handspun. It is chunkier than the tweed so it is mostly separate. The pattern is loosely based on the hat in "Knitting Workshop". Being as I am, I started the matching fingerless mitts before going back to add the earflaps and cords. Katie specifically requested braids for the cords so I still have to find how to do that somewhere. Simply braiding the yarn doesn't seem durable. A knitted braid? Anyone? The fingerless mittens are a K4, P2 rib with a touch of cabling. No decision yet on whether to have a thumb.


9 comments:

Nichole said...

Cute pic! Love the "immunity" comment on my blog, lol!

Beth said...

But she is posing like a true diva. :)

I love those tweedy yarns you're using. They just scream fall and winter.

Cindy said...

Puddin' looks so regal. I love the pic. As for the knitting, WOW!

Rhonda said...

Well she did very nice posing anyway! Good luck on the knitting. I don't sew anymore, so can't give advice. Enjoy :)

Vivian said...

You can braid the yarn with multiple strands, or knit an i-cord. Ear flap hats are a lot of fun to wear.

Donna said...

Puddin' is adorable and should always sit on the couch! Great hat.

Pooch said...

Puddin looks like a well-behaved dog. My 5-month-old Boxer would be tearing into that cute pumpkin decoration!

Your hat looks great! That will make a very warm and pretty set. Perhaps, you could knit narrow i-cords, then braid those together?

:)

Andrée said...

Puddin is a doll! I used to have a cat named Puddin. I can't even remember why now. I love those big golden dogs.

Holly Bee said...

OOOh, that yarn looks so pretty with your blue!

You will never believe, but I had some green that perfectly matched the green "worms" in the orange that you sent me!!!! It was meant to be!