Sunday, January 28, 2007

Calorimetry - slightly modified that is!

After finishing my second sock, I needed a quick and easy knit...so I decided to try Calorimetry from Knitty. The past few days have been so cold that I thought I might like wearing a head band. I'm not really into hats. My hair just never looks right after I take a hat off. I decided to use the one and only skein of Moda Dea Cartwheel - coral reef, which was one of the skeins that I got a bargain on ( $1.00 a skein) . Ok, so the pattern calls for 50 g. ball 93 yards...my yarn is 50 g. but 77 yards....I decided to take a chance. No such luck... ran out of yarn 4 rows before it was finished. I frogged it back and knit it just as the instuctions say once again, except I repeated row 5, 9 times in stead of 15. Now I had plenty of yarn...even ended up with a tad left over. Actually I think the pattern fits my head better a little narrower. I like it and I'm happy with the way it fits. Lucky for me I found a good button in my old button tin that was a pretty good match. Now I have a little something to keep my head warm on a cold and blustery day :)

happy knittng :)

P.S. Since we got little bit of snow overnight I took the opportunity to wear my brand new hand knitted socks for the very first time today with my duck shoes. They fit perfectly and my feet were nice and warm :)

13 comments:

  1. Congratulations! You're on get stitchy!

    Thanks so much for submitting your blog.

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  2. This looks nice. I wonder how comfortable this is.

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  3. Congrats on the great socks--and you've already gotten to wear them! I love the headband. I was thinking about trying that one also, as I have great knit hats, but never want to wear them because I have such wonky hair! Let us know how the headband vs. hat thing works out! :)

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  4. Nice job on the headband. I'm sure it would be much warmer than just earmuffs. I'm not one for hats either - they look cute, but they totally smash my hair!

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  5. oooh, nice headband! i'm not much for headbands, since they tend to do very strange things to my hair, but seeing all the lovely calorimetries makes me want to make one anyway!

    glad you got a chance to wear your socks, too! : )

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  6. It looks great! I have some Modo Dea left - may just have to try one of those!

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  7. Lovin' that headband! Glad you improvised to use the yarn you had. I need to do more of that. Is it worsted? I want to try this pattern. Got lot's of stash yarn to choose from. I don't like hats much, either.

    Ang

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  8. That's great that your feet stayed nice and warm. I love the "calorimetry" how cool!

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  9. hats and I aren't friends either. glad you were able to adjust the pattern to fit the amt of yarn you had. :) and you got lucky with finding a button that matched. yay for wearing your first pair of socks too!

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  10. The headband looks great... way to not panic when the yarn ran out, but adjust and carry on!! (I probably would have tossed it in a WOOP (works out of progress) pile) and left it...) Are you starting your second pair of socks soon???

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  11. Isn't it just the best thing for your head?!? I'm glad I inspired you! :) And yay for your socks. I've been wearing a pair I made a year ago all over the house this past weekend. There's nothing more comforting than a hand-made pair of socks.

    Cheers!

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  12. I may make a calorimetry for my daughters. I don't think I would wear it, but she might. I know the youngest would. You will have to get busy on another pair of socks. You have to have more than one pair.

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  13. Hurray for your madded Calorimetry! I bought a ball of Patons SWS to make one of these, but have not started yet. I saw the ones on Craftster and and I had a JoAnn coupon, and thought it would be a good idea.

    I like the way you took the yarn shortage in stride and just made the adjustments. That's how every knitter oughta be :)

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