Sunday, December 17, 2006

And here it is.

My first Bea Ellis hat. This was great fun to make. I started it Friday night and finished it Sunday evening. Here it is- inside and outside and on my head. You can see how nice the mohair shines. The inside band is cotton. Next hat, I'll make the band a bit deeper. This one covers well, but it just feels like it could be a bit deeper.
I am ready to start another one, for my son, in orange (to match his coat) and the baby mohair. I may send this one to my dad, who decided he "should have one of my knitted items" after my knitting was in the show.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! Your hat looks great! I love the pattern and the yarn. Congrats!

Dave said...

It's wonderful. I can't believe you're finished it already!

Annelie said...

Soooo beautiful it is! In your previous posting you wrote something about differences between the snow flakes. Well I can't see any differences! They are just perfect! Talk about even knitting...
Take care and have a happy holiday!

Anonymous said...

That hat is fabulous - absolutely beautiful. What a good idea to have the inner cotton band. I must try some of that strandwork.

Rain said...

It looks fantastic. The cotton band is a great idea.

aija said...

Very cool! You are so quick! :)

KnitNana said...

Absolutely stunning! I'm so impressed...that was FAST...
(((hugs)))

loribird said...

Beautiful work! You did such a great job with the tension - and isn't if funny how fair isle seems to go so fast?

Annie said...

Lovely! Just lovely!

Rachel said...

That looks fantastic! And that's very smart about putting a cotton band on the inside to prevent itchiness (and I bet it adds a little extra warmth). Now I totally want to make one!

Rebecca said...

Wow wow wow - you are my hero!
Love the sweaters you have posted too - the Noro looks so beautiful on you!

And I am envying your speed demon yarn - I have been contemplating getting some - but I have a bin full of sock yarn so I will wait until you post a review of your experience!!
happy holidays! And mad props on your strandwork

Garngamen said...

That was a quick knit! Im impressed. Looks great!

Judy said...

Your hat is gorgeous! It looks just perfect. I don't see any differences in the snowflakes - they are all lovely.