Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Star Crossed Road to China
Road to China is my new favorite yarn. What is not to like? The deep purple color is a winner. The combination of 65% baby alpaca (not just any alpaca, but a sparkling new baby one!), 15% silk, 10% camel, and 10% cashmere is a winner. (The fiber breakdown on the website is different than what is written on my ball band. *shrug*)
Star Crossed Slouchy Beret by Natalie Lawson is a winner, too. It's a Ravelry only download, so if you like to play with yarn and are not a member, here's another reason why you should join.
The colorway is Dark Amethyst. It was abbreviated on the ball band as Dk Amethyst so I mistakenly thought that the yarn was DK weight, but no matter. It all turned out fine.
Because I have some sort of blockage in my head preventing me from following a pattern, here are my modifications:
- Cable cast on
- 1x1 twisted rib for 6 rounds on size 9 needles
- Knit the rest of the hat on size 10.5 needles
And a question for the ladies: why is it so hard to make your hair look right when wearing a slouch hat? I could not get a picture of me in this hat that deserved the light of day, so back of the head is all you get to see. This is partially due to waking up at 4:45 AM for work, but mostly due to it being really hard to get cute hair with a knit hat. Hmph.