blue sky pasha
Here we have Pasha by Jane Richmond
in eggplant (or something) Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk. My last hat
stretched out beyond anything I could imagine over the course of 3 or so years and in combination with all this hair I looked totally Rasta. Not my favorite look for myself so I made this one. Problem is that I think it’s not quite slouchy enough and looks weird perched atop my head.
This photo looks like such a gross little blob. I did most of the knitting on the plane to and from Iceland and it was a perfect travel knit. The pattern was well written and the stitch pattern was easy to remember. I always love knitting with anything Blue Sky Alpacas so that was a dream of course. I was really hoping for some grey but my knitting store didn’t have any…eggplant it was. Maybe good though because I have a lot of grey.
How do you block your hats, if you are a knitter of hats? I have always heard + read that you shouldn’t wet block alpaca so I tried steaming it on my ironing board which was not working at all. I then jammed my ham inside of it and that worked like a charm. Has anyone ever tried this? Cause it’s pretty nice indeed.
And here is the finished hat. We’ll see if it makes it into my daily rotation, maybe on days when my hair is less big. I purchased a ton of Alafoss Lopi in Iceland at the Handknitting Association of Iceland’s store for a sweater, I want to start on that sucker SO bad. I’m a little scared though. I’ve never done colorwork before and am sort of freaking out that I’m going to ruin my sweater. I want that sweater so bad though omg. Is an Icelandic Lopi a bad first color project? It’s on huge needles, maybe it could be worse. Who knows.