You remember this one, right? Well, with the leftovers of the 21 colors I completed another hat, and it had even more ends to hide. I couldn't quite follow the pattern exactly though. I think it's hard to see how they're related, don't you?
Then Nancy did a post on helical stripes, and so I tried it with dpns. It was fun, and I couldn't help wonder whether I could have used the technique on these two. Thanks, Nancy! It worked great on my little Christmas hat.
(Did you notice my "bobbin"? I finally found a use for all those bread closures! Someone else's cool idea) And now it looks like this:
I am not using the short row heel though, and if I ever make this pattern again I will use an K1P1 cuff. This stitch pattern is easy to memorize which is nice.
Our quilt group has made stockings for the local Ronald McDonald house for quite a few years now, and these two are my contribution this year. Quilting the fabric is what takes most of the time. It looks like one is bigger than the other, doesn't it? They are from the same pattern though, so I think my eye is tricking me.
We spent part of today with these two. They suddenly appeared wearing some of the things I made over the years. It's fun to see them used! Have a great week!