this is my first "new topic" on the knitting board! gasp!
anyway, I received Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitter's Almanac for Christmas and immediately fell in love with everything. most of all, though, I fell in love with Ganomy! it's so simple and amazing.
first, I had one single ball of Noro Kureyon, so I went ahead and made Ganomy for my son. the pattern originally calls for bulky weight yarn and a gauge of 4sts to 1". my gauge was more like 5sts to the inch, but since it was for a weeee noggin, I didn't adjust the amount of cast-on stitches. I did stop increasing/decreasing sooner and it turned out perfect for his head!
fast-forward to this week and my lovey is in Vegas on business (no valentine's day!) and I am keeping myself occupied with knitting/crocheting when bebekins is sleeping. so, I grabbed a ball of Paton's SWS (natural earth), my US8 circular and cast-on about 18 EXTRA stitches to make an adult size ganomy with a gauge of ~5sts to 1". it came out perfect! I did end up having to decrease every round instead of every other, because I was running out of yarn.
this will be for my cousin, whose birthday is next week!
the top reminds me of a shark fin.
little one wants to wear everything I make.