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Saturday, October 27, 2007

Koolhaas is a Kool Haat! and STR spoiler!

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koolhaas architechture...

I finished my Koolhaas last night. brooklyn tweed's pattern is simply gorgeous - easy to follow and easy to do. Just a little cabling knowledge and good to go. I am going to start another one in red Rowan Cashoft - I think these will go into my holiday gift bag. (wait - it's just been gifted to my little sister - looks great with her long hair, a perfect beanie!) My daughter has even requested a hat - after being my faithful model. I have a Meathead made up for her - but I need to felt a funky little flower. That's another post. Does anyone know if the Meathead pattern has been made available in a book yet? Just wondering.

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another kool shot...

I also got my STR Rockin Socks kit this week. The colorway is Lenore - black and magenta - very Halloweenish, very elegant. I didn't like the plastic spiders in there - I just don't like spiders - plastic or otherwise. But the pattern is pretty amazing - it is by Ms. Yarn Harlot herself. Nice and interesting cuff and lace. A keeper.

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confession...I ordered a hank of roving this week from zen string - I think I am hooking up with a drop spindle class. Funky Carolina makes me want to spin, spin, spin. Or try, right?

I sent out my Single Sock Liberation Movement pal package today. And I have recast on my Harvest Sock Pal's Jaywalkers again - that would be um, #4. Anyone ever hear that the fourth time's the charm? Yeah, I didn't think so.

23 Comments:

Blogger mle said...

The hat came out beautifully! the color is just gorgeous!

5:22 PM  
Blogger cbknits80 said...

That hat is gorgeous!! The new yarn is very pretty as well. I'm excited that you will be learning how to spin...can't wait to see if you enjoy it or not.

5:42 PM  
Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

Your Koolhaas is so kewl! I bought the mag just for that pattern...I know all about the Meathead pattern because I have been DYING to get my hands on it--it'll be in the Knitalong boo and was supposed to be out in Nov. but will be coming out this spring I believe, I am very excited for that I must say. I am also loving the STR package. And I am so impressed that you've sent out your package--I'm not even at the heel yet!

6:53 PM  
Blogger Nell said...

Nice job on the Koolhaas. Seriously, that's the only reason I bought the Christmas issue!

I love the Lenore. I'm on a total purple kick lately. Thankfully mine came today too. Otherwise, I'd be really, really jealous!

8:47 PM  
Blogger Cinnamonamon said...

Love the hat! I'm so jealous of your STR! ;) The spiders wouldn't have bugged me (haha), as long as it wasn't snakes... *shudders*

Good luck with the jaywalkers! As soon as I successfully turn the heel on my firestarters I'm going to cast on for my HSS pal's firestarter. I just haven't had the brainpower to knit on them lately...

11:44 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

Dad may get one of those hats for Christmas if I can get to it quick enough. Now that you've mentioned it's easy he's even more likely to get one. Yours is lovely!

The meathead pattern should be in the book that's due out this spring, the "along" one. I think the last update on her blog said April.

4:25 AM  
Blogger sharon said...

THe Koolhaas is gorgous! I may be casting on for it. I also thank you for the link to stitch marker, cause she has a sweet bonnet I want to try.
I fell off the yarn wagon in a big way - but I have some lovely yarn for it.
I have to do one of two things with my Harvest sock (which is very unharvesty) frog or keep this one for me and start a brand new one. I may be starting a new one.

7:43 AM  
Blogger Knitterella said...

That hat is awesome!!! You did a great job. Love the color too!

I have to get my hands on that pattern. Would be great Christmas gifts.

8:26 AM  
Blogger Auntly H said...

OMG I love that hat! Is it the architect in me? It reminds me of the atrium of the British Museum, too. LOVE it! I'm totally going to make myself one when I get a few other projects under control.

The STR is beautiful and that pattern rocks. I think you'll have lots of fun with it.

As for the Harvest Sock. Yep, 4th time will be the charm. I'm sure of it. I'll be sending you lots of perfect gauge thoughts so you don't hate me for sucking you into it. :)

9:36 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

Oh good on the spinning class! Maybe you can teach me then? The hat is perfect, I have to make one or two of those. Thanks for sharing.

10:31 AM  
Blogger knittingma said...

Koolhaas is beautiful, as is the STR. Feeling your pain about the Harvest sock--I think my whole family breathed a sigh of relief when I finished that one! :)

12:13 PM  
Blogger Knitting Bandit said...

I love your Koolhaas. Though it looks very time consuming. ldwjrx I have been to three LYS's and everyone is sold out of the IK Holidy. Now I'm even more determined to find it!

3:13 PM  
Blogger Kristy said...

Great job on the Koolhaas! That's one I want to try.

Isn't the new STR kit awesome! It's my favorite so far!

5:02 PM  
Blogger Gramknits said...

It looks great and yes, I can see it in red. How do you have time to get all of this done? You are amazing.

5:16 PM  
Anonymous Marisol said...

Your hat is beautiful! Wow I really want to make this too! Gorgeous!

12:00 AM  
Blogger KnittingMoose said...

Very pretty hat! What a great pattern. Nicely done!

6:25 AM  
Anonymous Jen said...

The Koolhaas is tres cool. I just picked up the mag this weekend and am keen to make one for the husband, but don't have any worsted weight yarn around for it. Wonder if DK would work...

8:27 AM  
Blogger Shelley said...

Love the hat...so pretty! Wish I had that issue of the magazine so I could make it too. I don't think it's available over here in Korea, though I'll have to try looking for it the next time I'm in Seoul...which will hopefully be before Christmas...

9:31 AM  
Blogger Sandra said...

Koolhaas can works with every coloure! You chose perfect one!

12:37 PM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

Gorgeous job on the hat!

3:43 PM  
Blogger sheepish one said...

that hat is on my ravelry queue. can't wait to cast it on.

jealous of your str. that may be one of the only colorways this year i like.

7:34 PM  
Blogger a friend to knit with said...

Love the hat!
Where have I been? I haven't even seen the IK holiday issue....gotta get my hands on that!

5:53 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

Ha! I saw your tiny little mention of spinning in there! I knew you'd have to come over to the dark side eventually! bwa haha!

4:08 PM  

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