Bonnet rouge

The first finished object of 2012 has made itself known:

Rubbish BlackBerry photo

More Scandinavia than Revolutionary France, but with a pleasingly Phyrygian point.

Following Mustaa Villaa’s pattern notes for garter-stitch beanies for the Finnish Red Cross, I reduced the circumference to 100 stitches to make a toddler-size hat and made one in navy and pale blue during the Christmas holidays – a quick and straightforward knit done sitting on the sofa watching reruns of Top Gear classic art-house films.

I decided to make a red and white version to use up some oddments of DK that have been hanging around for quite a while. Again, quick and straightforward though knitting in between work and other plans, progress was a bit slower and somewhat less focused. Some odd things happened – wonky stitches, a crazy loopy thing on the inside, some kind of knot – and the finishing was done in haste (and not helped by having a G&T and American Graffiti to hand).

Far from perfect, but an excellent stash-buster (see Mustaa Villaa’s wonderful multi-coloured versions) and the first knit of the 20 in 2012 challenge.


Back here

I was here …

… now I am back here, on the internet, and trying to make up for lost time on NaKniMitMo12.

I’m making a pair of mittens from Glenna C’s terrific Frostbite set, and so having my first go at stranded colourwork. All going well thus far, though I am glad of the practice I had with the Morse Mitts and the case of the inadvertently large thumbs.