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February 29, 2008

leap day

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I couldn't resist posting today, especially since I didn't want to wait another four years at the chance of a 2/29 post. unfortunately, my knitting mojo has left the room and I haven't really touched 28thirty till earlier today. I've been busy doing and worrying about other things to care about the big, gaping hole I have at the sleeve or that I'm this close to being done with the body. so really, all I have for you today are some random knits I've finished in the last few months that I just never bothered to blog. the unbloggables if you wish. really this is going to turn out to be the post you get sick of the top of my head.
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hat and stole.jpg
pattern: robin's egg blue hat yarn: shokay pure yak down in azure needles: 5.5 mm, 16"

I knit this hat back in december after finishing everything else on the needles and noticing I didn't really own any cool hats. this used up only half a hank of the yak (or shambala as apparently it's known as now) and knit up in a couple of hours. I loved it right away, except I wore it during one of those wintry mix/ ice storms and the hat ended up stretching out a bit. every time I put it on now it just feels like it wants to fall off. I'll probably knit it again with a different cast on number or with smaller needles.

as an aside, the scarf in the photo is amy's stolen moment wrap. I haven't had a chance to take a proper photo of it only because I've been wearing it all the time. I didn't even bother to block it. I used about three hanks of pear tree merino 12 ply in natural and 8mm needles.

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pattern: koolhaas
yarn: shokay pure yak down in dusty wind
needles. 4mm and 5mm, 16"
mod: knit "man's" version with one less repeat

I finally made a hat for the husband that he approves of! as much as I love the end result of this hat though, I hated knitting it. all those crossed stitches killed my wrist and I never got the flow of the pattern till the very end. unlike most of you, this will be the one and only version of this hat I make.

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pattern: stella's hat
yarn: malabrigo merino worsted in natural
needles: 5mm, 16"

I loooove this hat! it knit up super quick and it's just a quirky enough for people to know it wasn't store bought. I'll probably knit this again, but in a yarn other than malabrigo. I can pretty much say, I'm sick of single ply yarns and their ugly pilling ways. it's not bad at all on this hat, but let's just say there's a cardigan that looks pretty worn already in my drawer.

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