in which i am nesting

Tonight is:

  • watching Flight Of The Conchords, Season 1
  • knitting more of The Sleeve that Never Ends (Perfect Black Sweater)
  • eating Cocoa Puffs dry in bed
  • reading about Lucretia Borgia
  • posting an FO

Oh, I know, right? That last one was a shocker. How long has it been? Behold, my finished Koolhaas.

No, I’m not putting it on my head, because it’s a gift.

Pattern: Koolhaas, by Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed fame
Yarn: 1 skein of Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend, 30% silk 70% merino wool, colorway Pewter
Notes: This took me for-ev-er. I just couldn’t get it right, and I screwed up the crown thinking k2tbl means k2togtbl. That’s what I get for making assumptions (and not reading my Ravelry comments). I knit an extra repeat before getting into the crown to make up for knitting an aran- weight project in a dk- weight yarn. (It do seems more worsted to me, but better safe.) Fits a woman’s head perfectly. Love love love the hat, though- very stretchy, and honestly if I had gotten it right the first time it would be a dead fast knit. Raveled.

Ha! I feel totally accomplished for the night.

  One thought on “in which i am nesting

  1. October 11, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    I started the Koolhaas for Ravelympics and gave up. I’ll get back to it eventually, but I’ll be sure to check your notes on it when I do.
    Did you use a cable needle or just hold the stitches?

  2. October 12, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    Hi Lex! I used a cable needle, mostly, because one of the cables confused me. If you can do it without, though, go for it. Using a cable needle wit this was a serious drag.

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