Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Powder Eights!

A powder eights competition is one in which two skiers try to synchronize their turns in shape and timing, only one turn distance apart, on fresh powder. It leaves 8 shapes in the snow, the more perfect and more synchronized, the better. 

SO: I made this hat! It's super thick and very warm. The Malabrigo Chunky is not itchy at all! The ball on top is almost as big as the hat, just the way I like it.

I've loved the brioche ever since Weekend Knitting, but brioche cables? Even better. Mmmmm, cinnamon rolls. And snow today for the first time in weeks!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

This week has been a great one for yarn! Radish has been asking me to knit a cowl for Auntie out of qiviuk and finally sent me 2 (two!) skeins of the Windy Valley Muskox qiviuq. I could have stretched one skein, but am very excited to experiment. Right now, I'm pretty sure I'll do Prickle.

On top of that goodness, just received a bag of yarn from Knit/Purl to knit shop models! Am making one simple fair isle sock and a Slouch hat out of their store brand, Shibui. The slouch hat pattern is available at their online store, I believe.

Am still working on the Powder Eights hat pattern.


The decreases are confounding me and I've been sick for a good 2 weeks, thus on medication, thus not thinking completely clearly. I planned on publishing the pattern for free on ravelry, but a good friend has asked me to save it for a possible book? Love this pattern, and can't wait to wear it. I might make a two-tone version as well!


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Am looking for a more user friendly blogging service? Is blogger the one?