Monday, January 7, 2008

It's a New Year!

Where did the time go? The end of the year came so quickly with travel and holidays. I did get a chance to visit my LYS before leaving for Christmas. I ended up walking out of there with 2 beautiful skeins of Noro Iro (color #18). I just fell in love with this colorway and the yarn is so soft! I've never knitted with it before but have friends who love Noro - so thought I would give it a try! I got the Iro to make a hat for my son. I made the Elf Pixie Hat from Craft Bits!

Used size 13 needles and it went really fast!! Turned out super cute - and only used part of one skein! I think the little dude will be getting a matching sweater or something!! I did re-do one of the ear flaps - got my knit/purl sides mixed up and wanted them to match. So instead of having one ear flap pink (like the very tip of the hat) it is now red.

I also walked out with a skein of Noro Silver Thaw (color #5) - it was on the sale rack - how could I not? I'm not sure what I'll be making with it but just love the colorway...maybe I need a new hat.....