Friday, January 02, 2009

First FO of '09

My needles have been smokin' around here. Nothing like some New Year inspiration to get the mojo goin'. Here is Koolhaas from Interweave Knits Holiday 2007 magazine, modelled by the ever lovely Dancing Diva, who promptly fell in love with the hat and has claimed it as her own.

I joined a knit-along on Ravelry, kinda as a way to get motivated to get back into regular updates and posting over there. Being a hockey mom, I've been part of the Puck This group for quite awhile. So when they announced Hat Trick 2009, it sounded like a blast. Three hats in the month of January was the challenge. I cast on around 5:30 am on New Years Morning and finished at 2:30 pm on January 2. SCOOOOORE!

Ergo, I have my first "goal" of the month. I decided to try Koolhaas again, which had me kerfaffled the first time I attempted it. This time, however, the pattern made sense. It was one of those "doh" moments when I realized that k2tbl was not a decrease but, literally, knit 2 stitches through the back loopS. You can see how cleverly Brooklyn Tweed worked the crown decreases in the photo. Absolutely brilliant!

So brilliant that it took me a year to figure it out.

6 comments:

Tonyia said...

Gorgeous hat! And the photo is very artsy, too! Happy New Year!

livnletlrn said...

Beautiful. And timely too, since I'm in between projects right now and will prob. start some filler things -- hat, neck warmer, etc. -- until I settle on the next big thing. I have this pattern in my stash and some good yarn just waiting for a turn. Thanks for the bump.

Sheepish Annie said...

It's fabulous!!! NIce job! What a wonderful way to ring in the new year...

Guinifer said...

That is a great Hat Trick hat. It'd be cool to see it in three different yarns (if you could stand knitting it three different times...)

Ellen said...

What a nice start to the new year! And doubly so when someone actually wants what you are knitting!

RandomRanter said...

Lovely!