allie knits

a knitter who sometimes crochets and is learning to spin, while fighting startitis and project ADD

Settling In…

Posted by allie on September 9, 2007

I’m moved in and loving it (pics of my dorm at bottom of post)! Knitting has definitely been keeping me sane the last two weeks. First, I made a hat for my little brother’s birthday.

Cast-on: August 30, 2007/ Finished: September 2, 2007

Pattern: Basic Cable from Stitch n Bitch Nation

Yarn: Patons Classic Merino in Dark Grey Mix and Plymouth Galway in Grass

Needles: Knitpicks Options US 7 & 8 24″ circs and US 8 dpns

Mods: I made a foldover brim. I knit 15 row 1×1 rib, knit 1 row, knit 15 more rows 1×1 rib, then knit the hat as written. I also added an extra cable repeat.

For easy projects, I picked up some Sugar n Cream cotton for dishcloths and other miscellany (such as crocheted coasters!).

I love Sugar n Cream’s new Stripes yarn!

And the marled yarn!

Rusted Root has become an obsession. I’m having so much fun, and it’s Project Spectrum compatible.

Up next for PS, if possible, is the Aran Rose(scroll down) from Interweave Knits Spring 2006 in Patons Classic Merino. I’ll be ripping out my Wicked that was too big.

And now, dorm pics…

My knitting corner:

My bed:

My desk:


6 Responses to “Settling In…”

  1. You haven’t seen anything by way of a dorm knitting corner until I finally getting around to shooting my dorm room. I sacrificed half of my desk for it. Also, I don’t know how you find so much knitting time! I barely get any time to sit down and caress my alpaca and wool. Maybe I knit too slow? I stop a lot to admire and run my hand down the WIP. Hope college started well!

  2. Susan said

    How exciting!!!
    So loving the little knitting corner…And yowza! You are cranking out the FO’s lady. The hat you knit for your little brother is fantastic. Great color combo.
    Good luck with school and have a great week!

  3. tiennie said

    How exciting! Great hat! Enjoy your time there!

  4. Love the knitting corner!

    Nice hat and dishcloths, and Rusted Root looks great!

  5. It’s so nice to see a girl’s dorm room. You’ve created a nice homey space to study, sleep and knit. When my son moved into his dorm, his room mate and suite mates had already been there for a week. Believe me, it was not a pretty sight. Study hard and knit when you can. Have a great semester!

  6. Karen Jenkins said

    How did you get on with aran rose? I’m knitting it now, you see. Found a super cheap place to get hold of it:

    Been wanting to this one for a while now, ideal for summer me thinks!

    Best for now, Karen x

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