Tuesday, August 22, 2006

what i did on my summer vacation, part 2.1

Yesterday (the first day of my second part of my summer vacation)(whew) was 30C/86F. So, what did I do on the first day of my (second) summer vacation?

What anyone would do... I knit a fair isle toque in 100% wool! Of course!

Pattern: My own, adapted from a chart for fair isle mittens I found in my big pile o'patterns.
Yarn: Some odd balls of beautiful colored wool that I got from the Yarn Lady and some of the Custom Woolen Mills Mule Spinner 2 ply leftover from my Cable Front Cardigan.
I had been trying to think of something to do with the yarn from the Yarn Lady and woke up yesterday morning with this in my head. So, I decided that a hot day in August was the perfect day to make a toque...

My favorite part?

The top! I love this bit! I think I'll make more of these. It's a little long, but I think I can adapt it. I think (hope) there's enough left over to make mittens to match. This may or may not be a gift. We'll see.

More on my summer vacation as summer vacation progresses...


  1. My gosh you are freakishly fast with the knitting needles. I love the hat, especially the top. I think the yarn and colors go perfectly. Great job!

  2. YAY, what a cool and oldschool toque, great colors!

  3. I love the hat, the top part looks great!


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