Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Cosy

The weather has been rather unpredicable of late and there have been an alarming amount of germs in close proximity so I am glad to have my cosy alpaca/wool socks. They are loosely based on the Drops Design 98-10 pattern, but I changed the rib to 1x1 to make them more stretchy.



And, thanks to RaVen, I have possibly the cosiest, softest warmest hat in the world. I have also decided that hats are my new favourite things to knit. They are quick, simple and (unless something's very wrong) you only need to make one of them.

Qivuit cap in false cable pattern


Erm

That's better - although still not quite Alaska

We had about an inch of snow lying this morning, most of it fell in the space of about an hour (not sure how much space an hour takes, but there you go) last night, while I watched the cars slipping and sliding all over the road outside the house (we live on a steep hill) and hoped that Rob got home safe from work. As soon as he did, the snow stopped completely.

I am now swatching up the Sirdar Hug that my Mum gave me for my birthday. I have enough for a sweater or cardigan, although it's bulky yarn so I'm not sure what style to go for. Maybe Corsica?

9 comments:

Super Monkey said...

You were jammy getting that yarn off him. Jammy like a fox. But it was me that made it all possible so really you owe me a time share in that hat. :|

Queen of the froggers said...

Wow, quivet hat. Is that that elusive mammoth yarn, or something??! Your socks look cosy too.

gilraen said...

Georgeous!! What does the Quivit feel like? Wool/angora/cashmere? or something different.

Cosy looking socks are definitely a must at the moment :)

Kai said...

Those socks love very very nice.. *covets*

And a quivit hat too..? Lucky Moo! :)

LittleBerry said...

love the hat and socks.... quite like hats but no-one to wear them... although am tempted to do a Koolhaas...

kathryn said...

I love the Qiviut hat - it looks lovely.

Kay said...

Ooh, those socks look squidgy and comfy.

Lovely hat, too. Mmm, qiviut. It's beautiful stuff.

Hawkesley said...

Those socks look lovely and warm and the hat looks fab too.

TutleyMutley said...

Socks, hat, yummmm.