knitnana: FO! FO! Alert! Habitat is OFF The Needles!

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Saturday, October 04, 2008

FO! FO! Alert! Habitat is OFF The Needles!

It's still damp, but I couldn't wait any longer to model it.

Pattern: Habitat by Jared Flood

Needles: Harmony 16-inch circulars, size 7 and 8, and Plymouth size 8 dpns.

Yarn: Green Mountain Spinnery Mountain Mohair in Wintergreen, a bit more than 1 skein. (From Knitter's Knook)

I enjoyed this cabled pattern, tho' I'm still wondering if cabling is where my true knitting love lies (okay, I'm probably pushing that - we all know the knitting love of my life is socks and lace shawls, right?)

It's my second Jared Flood pattern. For the most part I think they're clear. I surely did a better job with this one than with Koolhaas last January, but of course, that hat was black yarn on dark Harmony needles, and was my first attempt at so much cabling. It was more difficult (or maybe I've just matured in my knitting?). Koolhaas was a "coming of age" thing, for me...challenging...teaching me patience - especially since it took me several tries to get it going right and to understand what was happening...

I did get off in the patterning of Habitat somewhere in the last few rows, I think, but I'm not sure exactly where. The top of the hat isn't quite what I think it's supposed to look like. But there are broken cables in the pattern, so maybe that's just what I'm looking at?

Anyway, it's pretty. I knit it for me, so broken cables (right or wrong) don't seriously bother me.

And it's DONE! Whoohoo!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yippee! It's a beaut! Congratulations!

8:55 AM  
Blogger Carole Knits said...

Looks great to me.

9:14 AM  
Blogger Ariel said...

Beautiful!!!! :-)

10:40 AM  
Blogger La Cabeza Grande said...

Great color and nice fit!

2:50 PM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

Congratulations!! It's gorgeous, and I love that color on you. :)

6:15 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

It looks fabulous!

2:44 AM  

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