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« on: January 17, 2009 02:07:28 AM »

I tried to learn how to knit starting a few years ago, but didn't really have the funds to pursue the hobby seriously. (There's only so much you can do with one set of needles and a couple skeins of acrylic yarn!) But I got a good bit of Christmas money this year, so I treated myself to yarn and interchangeable needles, and started knitting in earnest! Here are my first two FO's:

A gigantic Calorimetry, from Knitty. I didn't even cast on as many stitches as the pattern said, but it's so big, I may end up frogging it and redoing it even smaller. But I'm still quite proud of it!




I have a pretty large head, but I still have to tie it in a knot AND button it to secure it.


Spring Beret, pattern by Natalie Larson on Ravelry. I LOVE this hat! I'm really glad I challenged myself with this because it was easier than I thought and turned out beautifully.


Way too happy with this hat. Cheesy




Stitches! This is pretty close to the true colors of the yarn. I like that it's really colorful without being loud. Wink

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2009 02:38:05 AM »

I love the colours in both hats, and your stitches look really neat!
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2009 03:59:21 AM »

I had the same problem with the calorimetry.  At some point I'll make another much smaller.  I guess my head isn't as big as I thought. Roll Eyes

You did a really great job on both of them and I love the colors you used in the calorimetry.
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OnePinkHippo
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2009 09:09:34 AM »

Cute hat! How many stitches did you CO? I've heard 88 is good...
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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2009 10:58:45 AM »

Thanks guys! Smiley

Cute hat! How many stitches did you CO? I've heard 88 is good...

For which one? The Calorimetry? I think I CO 100, but the pattern called for 120, so I thought was in the clear. Apparently not! I think I'll try 80 next time. For the Spring Beret, I CO 74 stitches, and it fits perfectly.
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jodinan
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2009 05:36:29 PM »

yes, i cast on for the calorimetry the number of stitches it said to and mine is ginormous.  i decided to forgo the button and i just used the excess to tie it in a knot at my neck.

weird.

regardless, all your stuff looks great!
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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2009 07:18:33 AM »

Thanks guys! Smiley

Cute hat! How many stitches did you CO? I've heard 88 is good...

For which one? The Calorimetry? I think I CO 100, but the pattern called for 120, so I thought was in the clear. Apparently not! I think I'll try 80 next time. For the Spring Beret, I CO 74 stitches, and it fits perfectly.

Woops! Yes, I meant for the Calorimetry. I've browsed on Ravelry and everyone's comes out huge.
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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2009 07:54:13 AM »

Super cute! Your stitches are very neat and I really, really love yarns with a yellow blend - your first yarn choice is my fave. Lovely.
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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2009 11:35:36 AM »

Thanks all! The yarn is Lily Sugar n' Cream, so I think for the Calorimetry, it also didn't have the right stretchiness cuz it's cotton. But both hats cost me less than $2 each to make, and the colors are wonderful, so I think I love this yarn!
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