Wednesday, August 3, 2011

WIP Wednesday: Boucle Hat & 2 at a Time Socks

I have two projects going this week.  I couldn't resist the cheap blue boucle yarn I picked up at Goodwill for .49.  It wanted me to make a hat and matching fingerless mittens.  So I started on the hat:

I am just making it up as I go.  I used size 9 needles to do the ribbing and am knitting the rest with size 10.  I made the flower out of some other yarn that I had. It is a simple I-chord sewn together in the shape of a flower and then I have a wooden button as the center.  I found the pattern for this flower in:

Yes, I am starting to get fancy.  A little bit. I really wanted to make the cabbage rose but I didn't have enough yarn for that one. 

And I am attempting my first set of two at a time socks on the magic loop. 
I am using a discontinued yarn from Knit Picks called Dancing and this color is square dance.  My youngest daughter loved this yarn and so these are her socks.  To help me get started I went to YouTube and found this helpful video:

It really helped me get the socks started.

If you want to see more works in progress then check out Tami's Blog.


Sam Findlay said...

Gorgeous hat! The flower is lovely!

pinkundine said...

Love your icord flower, I've not seen that done before but it's so pretty :)

RugbyMad said...

That flower is really sweet and can see it on lots of my things! Also a good way of me learning how to make an icord!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Very nice touch, that little flower! Good luck with your socks; I've never tried two-at-a-time but maybe I should!

SimonSimple said...

The hat is looking really nice. The flower is a great addition. The socks look to be coming along very well and congrats for your first two socks at a time.

Thank you for sharing and the helpful links.

Kathleen said...

Love the hat, that flower is beautiful! And the yarn you're using for those socks is great.

geeky Heather said...

I love the flower!

Oooo, I love Dancing! I made a pair of Pomatomus (I am sure I spelled that wrong) socks from that yarn. Aren't you excited you'll have TWO socks done when you get to the end?

Calophi said...

That flower is awesome. :)

I've never used Dancing. I'm sort of sad I will never get to use it unless I buy someone's stash.

Spinster Beth said...

I love that I-cord flower ... I never would have thought of that. (knitting I-cord makes me feel psychotic, though...)


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