Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Work-in-Progress Wednesday



One thing about these brain hats - you need a lot of iCord. So much iCord. I started my first hat in worsted weight yarn, but I'm still worried about how much it's going to weigh once all the iCord is affixed to the beanie. So I've started a second Brain Hat in a sport weight yarn, but as you can imagine, with finer iCord you need MORE iCord. So much iCord. I can just hardly wait to see what's involved in sewing all that iCord to the beanies. My styrofoam head is ready for the pinning and I'm contemplating affixing the iCord with hemming adhesive so that I can keep it in position more easily while I sew it. I'll let you know how that works next week. If I can figure a way to do these that isn't painful, I'm confident they'd be a big seller at the craft show.

At the same time, I'm knitting up a fourth gnome. This little project has been really helpful for using up scraps of DK weight yarn. On this gnome I've used the last of some leftover Berroco Vintage in the mittens, and I'm using some leftover baby alpaca in the boots. Now that I'm knitting them in the round, I can start and finish a gnome in about two days. And the finishing is so easy now. How many softie patterns can you find with absolutely no embroidery?!

This week I also want to finish my Vorticity socks. So lots of knitting and lots of finishing. It's Work-in-Progress Wednesday over at Tami's Amis - go have a look! See you again Friday!

10 comments:

Kathleen Rogers said...

Brain hats! Love it. Are you knitting all that i-cord or cranking it out on one of those little contraptions (sorry I don't know what they're called and have never used one)?

Can't wait to see you finished product:)

Dee said...

Wow! That IS a lot of I-cord.

Chrisknits said...

You need one of those i-cord machines! I do not envy the sewing on though. Love the gnome!!!

Spinster Beth said...

Oh my gosh that hat is hysterical! That said ... I *hate* knitting i-cord!!

terra said...

Thank you for hopping by ! I love your gnomes, the blue and green one are lovely too. But the red is the best! I'm anxious to see your hat later. What are you doing with all that icord? Have a great week!

Sarah Ronchetti said...

Ohh I love the brain hats! I don't think I'd attempt it without an i-cord machine though!

elisabethandree said...

The i-cord project is intriguing to me, it looks like a very long one.
And the gnome is another cutie:)

Kepanie said...

You are such a patient knitter.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

My brother wanted one of those brain hats - now I'm glad I didn't make it. That much iCord would kill me - not to mention sewing it all on.

Corrie B said...

They look incredible. I must make those! And I love the gnome :)