Monday, February 5, 2007

The CPH, she is finished!

Finished on Saturday, January 27th. I used 7 hanks of the Tahki tweed. It fits looser than I intended. I did want it to wear as an outdoor sweater, but I made it for the size I was last year, I guess...

I enjoyed knitting it, and would consider making another, more fitted version.

I've been wearing it quite a bit this week. It's been quite cold in MN - a high of -4F today!

I immediately cast on for this Dale of Norway hat. Finished it Sunday evening, Feb 4. I wanted an earflap hat for our outdoor walks. Claire is a much better model than I. The pattern is from the Nagano olympic sweater pattern.

I joined the Dale of Norway knitalong group on yahoo, and wanted to swatch with Brown Sheep Naturespun Worsted wt as a substitute for the Heilo. I like knitting with the Heilo, but I'm looking for a cornflower blue, unavailable in Heilo. Turns out this (butterfly blue) isn't quite the color, either. It's a bit too purple. The fabric and stitches per inch is what I'm looking for, though. Now, to narrow down the color choice!


Julia said...

ooh, I came for the CPH hoody photos, but love that hat.

Pam said...

Congratulations on finishing the CPH! It looks great -- and congratulations on being a smaller size than last year, if I understand you right.

I love the hat -- good luck with finding a blue -- if Naturespun works, would Cascade 220?

tiennieknits said...

Beautiful job! I only used 7 skeins too so I had plenty left over for some hats. Your hat is very nice too!

Congrats on being smaller too.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous! A friend just finished hers and wore it Sunday. Now I will have to seriously consider making one. I taught her to graft the hood also. Much nicer finish I think.

Rebecca said...

Your CPH is lovely. I think I'm knitting mine in the same Takhi color! Do you mind if I ask how you picked your size. You say it is a little large. How do you think the measurements in the pattern compare to real life measurements?