what do you do when you forgot your stitch markers at home? why you pull a macguyver and make something up. i made a nifty little marker from a bit of koigu kersti at the bottom of my knitting bag. if only they could all be made out of kersti. that's the start of a beanie from noro silk garden for the boyfriend of my scottish friend. his birthday just passed and i thought i would send him something in my christmas package to her. i began this morning and work and now it's blocking on my floor.
i am calling it the cool blue beanie.
details: noro silk garden beanie from this pattern
yarn: noro silk garden color 72 lot a
gauge: 5 stitches/in and about 5 rows/in
needle: clover bamboo 16'' circulars us 7
notes: i thought that the beanie came out a tad too loose, as i like a fitted beanie. but i am blccking it a bit smaller hopefully and my friend has a big noggin so it should be ok. all in all a great pattern and silk garden is lovely. it's got all the great colors of kureyon but a much softer feel. more desert island yarn!
also check out the stash page for updates on some goodies i received!
well that's it for tonight. it i so nice to have a working computer at home and a sweet new digital camera. i am off to watch connie and carla on dvd and then off to bed i go. night!