11.11.2007

Baked Alaska Urchin


Pattern: Urchin
Yarn: Baked Alaska from the Hello Yarn Fiber Club October
Modification: Used size 13 needles and only knit 6 wedges
Duration: 2 evenings
(While watching Talladega Nights. I have a thing for Will Ferrell movies)


Loved knitting this pattern even though I had to frog it a couple times. Took a couple passes to figure out my tracking system for this one. Short rows are my friends now.

Love that it's shaped like a Baked Alaska.

Also love that I feel a little like channeling Faye Dunaway in Bonnie & Clyde while wearing. Her wardrobe and styling in that film are exceptional.

Another FO from my own handspun. Serious satisfaction.

More spinning.

Hello Yarn Fiber Club September 2007 "Maldives" Merino 210 Yards 9 wpi

This brings me all up to date on the fiber clubs. Yeah! Esp. since I just placed another Hello Yarn order. I can't help myself.


Another attempt at Navajo Plying. Soon I may have to try an entire bobbin's worth.


And more spinning. Cybercandycane. 2 Slivers of Corriedale plyed together into 115yds of worsted weight. More on the way. Soon to be knit into a Christmas Stocking. 'Tis the Season. :-)

I joined the local Spinning Guild. Super excited to hang with the gals on the first Saturday of each month at the Osceola, WI Medical Center. Some are knitters, some are spinners. Everyone's welcome so... Come on!

9 comments:

Sasha said...

Oh cute picture of you, and the beret is lovely too! One day I hope to spin half that good.

Mandy said...

Wow! What a great pattern to show off handspun yarn! Very, very lovely.

Guinifer said...

As always, I am so very impressed with your ability to take your project from fiber to FO!

keri said...

What a beautiful little topper to go with such yummy fiber. I am in awe of your ability to stay up to date with not one, but two fiber clubs. Eep! I bow down to your master speedy spinning skills!

tiennie said...

Looks so great on you!

Chickenbells said...

What a fun little hat! The colors are wonderful...I too, have a thing for Will Ferrel movies...he just kills me!

Katie said...

Oh, I love Will Ferrell. Blades of Glory...genius.
I love your Urchin. It's the perfect pattern for handspun...I will soon be trying it!

Christina Marie said...

The green & blue yarn is making me drool!!

Steph said...

Beautiful beret, I love the colors!