Sunday, October 21, 2007

New October project


I have decided that socks are not for me. I tried several times to cast on and begin the second sock but just wasn't feeling it. It is marked with zzzzzz until I feel like tackling it again.

I decided that I would switch my project to a beaded hat, as I have never tried beading before. I threaded 110 size 6 pink beads on to a pink skein of Rowan Yarns Cashsoft Baby DK. The pattern is from http://www.magknits.com/feb06/ and is called Odessa.

This is a great project because it gives an orphaned skein from my stash a purpose, I'm learning something new, and by donating it to my LYS http://abcsofcreativepursuits.com/ it will be donated to local cancer victims in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Here is my progress. The pattern is fairly simple and easy to follow. The beads blend in with the yarn but I believe they will show better when the cap is worn.

4 comments:

Kristina B said...

Lovely - and what a nice thought overall! I'm quite taken with the Odessa pattern myself although I've not made it yet.

Knit and fall back in it said...

Very pretty, I have been wanting to knit with beads...maybe that will be my November project.

Steph said...

Can't wait to see how it turns out. I've admired the Odessa pattern many times, and have never knit with beads yet either.

Hobbygåsa said...

The Odessa is lovely! I have printed out the pattern, but I am not sure weather to knit cables og with beads for my November project... But when the month starts maybe it will be something else....