Knitting around in circles

Pippi 3 is off the needles.

PippiCashmerino

It looks just like Pippi the first, right?

pippi

Almost! The Cashmerino Aran colors are really rich and and seem to glow. I wouldn’t call it Aran weight, though. It’s a very nice worsted. Note the slightly shorter earflaps. And now that I’m looking at the picture, I see that I used double crochet instead of half double crochet on the edging! Oops. I’m not a crocheter, really, and I mis-remembered how to do it. I like the way it looks, though. I love this pattern, but after three hats, I’m definitely ready to move on.

What next? I started my Athena for me.

Athena3

Lest you think that I am in a rut (three of the same thing, and three of the same thing?), I have another thing in the queue after Athena:

eggplanted

My friend Susan gave me these Lantern Moon Sox Stix for Christmas. Size 2! I guess that means I need to knit some somewhat skinny yarn socks. I bought some Socks That Rock Mediumweight (still not ready for the really skinny stuff); this color is “Eggplanted.” There’s a KAL on Ravelry for the Leyburn Socks, so I’ll start with that idea and see if it flies.

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14 responses to “Knitting around in circles

  1. Your Pippi hats are great! I love the photo of Athena!

    I can’t wait to see your Leyburns!! Great color choice!

  2. Ooooh! I love Eggplanthead!! That is absolutely gorgeous! And I love Pippi3 – those colours really do pop!

  3. Lovely knits! Happy 2009 to you!

  4. Wow you’re quick!!! Good to hear you’re making stuff for yourself too.

  5. that yarn is gorgeous. I want some!

  6. I like the red and orange of Pippi 3 but like the blue better in Pippi. ;^) So doing the double crochet on Pippi 3, does that make the ear flaps the same size as on Pippi?

    Understand about moving on to other projects. I threw in the Teddy Bear sweater thinking it would be a little different from the mini’s. A bit but not enough. I’m going to finish those up this week though, so I too can move on to more fun things this month.

  7. My goodness! Look at the detail on that one! I was so inspired by your ear flap hat that I made one myself! Unfortunately I am not even close to be able to create some of the things that you make yet, so I found a beginner pattern. Now that I have the experience, hopefully soon I will be able to make yours Hehe It’s beautiful!

  8. That third Pippi is just gorgeous! The cashmerino really made a big difference, IMO.

  9. I cannot wait to finish my Feb Lady Sweater so I can make Pippi! Hopefully I can get there while it’s still cold outside so I can get a chance to wear it this winter :)

  10. Yay Leyburn! It’s a great pattern!

  11. Mmm…that is a gorgeous color of sock yarn! Can’t wait to see what you make out of it! :)

  12. I’m knitting the Leyburns too! STR is fantastic for the pattern. ^_^

    Pippi is gorgeous!

    Please review the Sox Stix! I’ve been pondering buying them myself.

  13. The Pippi hats are just gorgeous! I love your story about making the first hat, socks, bags and a blanket all in the same colourways! Way to be co-ordinated!

  14. silencepainter

    I just love all the colors in the yarns you are using!