Friday, May 13, 2011
did someone say Pina Coloda?
What follows is my best attempt to recreate yesterday's blog post which was lost after Blogger's latest round of "maintenance". Apologies to anyone who left a comment yesterday as those were also lost.
I'm much happier with today's version of the pineapple hat. Much happier. I switched to 2.5mm needles, cast on 40 stitches and worked a brocade pattern with crossed stitches and bobbles to punctuate the texture to get the pineapple texture I was after. If you were wondering, Frieda's right: the little fiddly bits are crazy-making.
I haven't really sorted out the pineapple leaves. I've been looking through finger puppet, egg cozy and amigurumi patterns but I haven't found anything suitable yet. I'm still looking though. Meanwhile I settled on a small pompom made more pineapple-y with a punk haircut. Thanks to Mom's smallest size pompom maker this solution was easy-peasy.
Tomorrow I'll knit up some fair isle hats. I've got lots of white baby yarn to use up, and it's sure to look nice when used in contrast with strong bright colours I've got on hand. Maybe this year I can knit up all the sport and baby yarn in my stash!