Sunday, January 27, 2008

Compulsive Much?

Since my first pair of socks, I have not gone long without a sock on the needles. Until this month. What broke the sock fever? The amazing Amanda Hat by Gina! I can make one up in about 6 hours if I don't let anything distract me (darn that work). I so enjoyed making this hat that I decided to make it again and again and again. I also decided to keep it interesting by using a different brand of yarn each time I made it. So here (since I haven't been able to put them onto Ravelry) is my Amanda hat collection:

Lamb's Pride, Forest Shadows
The Yarn & Fiber Company, Windham, NH

Sheep Shop Yarn Company, G093
Purl Diva, Brunswick, ME

Lorna's Laces, Bullfrogs & Butterflies
Purl Diva

Patons SWS, Natural Plum
Ewe & Me, Brunswick, ME

I have, in waiting, a skein of Manos (well, 3 actually) for my 5th. I just have to decide which colorway to go with.

I think my favorites (so far), texturewise, have been the Lorna's Laces and the Patons. The Patons SWS, however, was a bit short. I ran out with 5 rounds left and had to buy another skein. All right, I really bought 2 and will probably make a pair of mitts to match. For color, I don't think I could pick a favorite. I started with my usual color choices and then moved onto colors I don't usually pick. And I'm still looking forward to doing Amanda in Malabrigo and maybe Dream in Color. I would like to thank my model, Sam, who loves this hat as much as I do. He went right for the hat the first time he saw it.

I have been working on a few other things but I haven't taken pictures, yet. I am still working on the prayer shawl. I have 2 skeins of Homespun left and can't wait for this to be done. The Amandas have been great breathers during this project. I also knit, from a kit, a beehive baby hat. This is too cute and just needs the bumblebee buttons sewn on. The kit came with smiley plastic bees but I think I would like to find some little pewter ones. I'll get a picture up as soon as I get the buttons on.

And one last picture, my friend Kathy T., finished her 2nd object. Hooray! Modeled by her son Sam, a scarf for another friend. Is it the knitting or the camera that makes him so happy? Mmmmm.


Mom said...

Wonderful pictures. The model is so cute, he would make any knitting look good. Of course the Amanda hat is a winner on it's own. Good job! Mom

Toni said...

REALLY cute pictures, but I will resist! No hats--I have a KAL I just joined. I will not be distracted by really adorable hats that are quick to make and use such great colorways......

SleepyEyes said...

OMG...what awesome pictures! I SO LOVE that you're compulsive : P

Beverly said...

Wonderful hats and Sam is fabulous as usual. Kudos to Kathy on her scarf too. I may be biased as her Sis-in-law!