Travel Projects

I love having a small project that I can take in my travel bag when I am heading to the city or where ever. I do read but it gives me a headache at some point. Right now my project is finger less gloves. It’s a quick and simple pattern done on double point needles. The blue pair is what I call the test pair. Learning the pattern and all. I had not done anything on doubles for a while so it took a bit to finally get it going again. For my taste it was a little short at my wrist, so i knew it was time to play with the pattern. During the winter here in Australia, I have days where I live in sweatshirts and all when I need to be out and about. I like the longer cuff. The green and white pair is the product of tweaking the pattern. I used a double wool, makes them extra warm but there is not as much give as a single wool. 20130716_12025520130716_115137

 

My First Try At a Hat

I found the hat pattern on verypink.com It is a cute hat called Downton Hat, which comes from the site called http://knitsofacto.blogspot.com.au/ I stuck to the pattern on this one, not knowing what to expect. At this point it is all going well but I did have to change to longer circular needles to be able to work it in the round. You can actually work it all on circulars but you can do the basic block on straight needles and then change.

Here is the video from Staci:

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Will keep you posted how it goes

 

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