Friday, March 10, 2006

something to brighten a midday friday. presenting... the odessas!

sometime in the last two weekends, between the oscars and whatnot, i managed to whip these cuties up. i think each just took a couple hours on a comfy evening. blame it on the aran weight yarn, heh heh. :) without further ado...

take a couple skeins of merino:

voila, they magically sprout faces!

so i made my roommate's first (the cream), and then mine. they're pretty much identical except for color.

yarn: laines du nord korall (from my sp7!)
needles: 9 (ribbing) / 10.5
beads: i tried to string some size 6/0 beads (the largest that beadworks carries), but on the aran weight yarn it was like trying to put a camel through the eye of the needle. anyway, camels are fuzzier.
amendments: i cast on 70 stitches; the rest is the same. i found that if i started decreasing at 5.5" (like in the pattern) it still worked out fine for my big head. plus i got some mileage from blocking, so all is superwell.
verdict: so cute and so satisfying!
plus the yarn is very soft and s p r o i n g y.

and if you were wondering,
roommate's meal: teriyaki chicken + rice.
(blue-striped bowl courtesy of the cambridge salvation army.)

see? even totoro approves.

[quasi x-posted on mit snb]


Blogger Record Organism said...

WOW! your hats look great! I will have another package in the mail monday for sure! I'm glad the yarn got good use!

8:20 PM  
Blogger String Bean said...

I love Totoro and I love those hats! The yarn looks so soft.

3:20 AM  

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