That looks exactly like the necklace Jordis Unga wore on Rock Star INXS.
Really? Hmmm. That's kind of annoying. I don't know who that is or when that show aired, but I made this pendant a couple of years ago, but I didn't have a digital camera until very recently. I do realize that it's not the most original design in the world though. Ah well. I still love my pendant!
Some days I call it my superstar pendant, some days I call it my superhero pendant. It all depends on my mood! But anyway, it's 20 gauge sterling silver, pierced and dapped into a dome, with a hidden bail. It's pretty big, about 2.5 inches in diameter. I hope you guys like it!
Thank you! I actually had a really hard time finding yarn that was chunky enough for the pattern, so I used 2 strands of Lamb's Pride Bulky held together. I'm knitting another one right now for a friend that's using 2 different colors together, and I really like how it's turning out as well. I'll post pictures when I'm done with it.
About the book... it was one of the very first knitting books I bought a couple of years ago, and I bought it specifically for this hat. There are a couple of other patterns in it that are interesting... but I don't think they're especially clever or interesting or novel. I'd recommend looking through it at the bookstore or library before deciding to buy it.
I'm interested! I knit, sew, make jewelry (wirework and metalsmithing), and do a little spinning (although my spinning skills are a bit rusty). I'd be happy to teach you whatever I could though! I'd love to advance my knitting skills and try a sweater or something a little more complex than a hat or a bag.
I've been wanting to make this hat for over a year, and I finally decided it was time. So here it is! I'm pretty happy with the way it came out... I want to make another one, but I'm thinking I'll knit it round instead of flat so I don't have to seam it. I also would like to reverse the direction of one of the cables, so they'd mirror each other instead of twisting the same direction.