In July and August, LYS Haus of Yarn organized a charity knitting project for Warm Woolies. For every project knit, you received an entry ticket. In August, they drew a ticket for their $50 gift certificate............yup, it was me. Hoooorrrrayyyy. I was terribly excited and immediately put it to work. Their next charity project was Gilda's Club and since I lost my Mom to cancer, I knew I was going to knit some hats.
These are the hats I've finished so far.
Moderne Log Cabin:
From Mason-Dixon's first book. This is knit with Bernat Satin, a very soft acrylic yarn and perfectly machine-washable. No plan to the number of rows knit for each color, I just knit until I got tired of the color and moved on to the next. I then went around all the edges with 6 rows of ecru and the 20-25 rows of the dark blue.
I first saw a sample of this shawl on display at LYS Haus of Yarn in pale yellow. I tried it on and it fit beautifully, I just had to make one. So, I bought the yarn and started and finished this project in about 2 weeks, it was a very fun knit.
It is knit with Brilliance in an off-white color that goes with just about anything. Called the Peace Shawl because of the peace sign on the back that was so popular in the 60's. It gives just enough coverage on the back to eliminate any office air conditioning chills. Instead of a traditional triangular shawl, it is wing-like and is comfortable tying in the front. I feel that it doesn't scream "Look at the girls" as a shrug does to me. It's comfortable, light-weight and looks good.
This shawl I knit with Noro Kureyon Sock yarn. I have not blocked it yet so I'm not completely done. The colors are absolutely gorgeous. The rows got to be soooo long, I thought they would never end, but thankfully I got to the end of the 2nd skein and finished. The yarn itself is what did the striping.