Monday, January 12, 2009

First FO of 2009


Yesterday, inspired by both Kay over at Mason Dixon and Ellen at LA is my Beat, I felt compelled to cast on for a new project -- Calorimetry, to be specific. And really, truth be told, it was Ellen's fault suggestion that led to my choice. She participated in this really great idea, cast on with wild abandon. I love that idea! Don't worry about what you have in progress, what you think you "should" be working on, give into your fancy. And that's just what I did.

I printed out out the pattern for Calorimetry, pulled out the perfect yarn from my stash (and trust me that rarely happens, so it must have been meant to be) and off I went.


The best thing, it's already a finished object!


S and I have been keeping up our morning runs and this is going to be perfect for a cool morning. I find that I get a little too hot with a hat, but think this headband will fill the bill. Keep the ears toasty while letting a little steam out as well.

I used Plymouth Yarn's Boku for the first time to do this project. I actually bought the yarn at my LYS's closing sale thinking I'd knit up a tea cozy (and then I promptly stopped using the tea pot ... I'm much more a 'one cup at a time' girl -- probably because the tea gets cold in the pot which is why I need a cozy... grrrr). Let me tell you, I love the colors. It's very similiar to Noro and I'm starting to understand why people love Noro so much.

Boku is pretty much like Noro in terms of its feel too ... a bit on the scratchy side. It's 95% wool, 5% silk, but honestly you don't feel the silk. But the colors... pretty. I love the transitions. I'd definitely put this on the list to use again.

And gold star for the project that can be finished in a few hours of dedicated knitting!

Calorimetry
Plymouth Yarn Boku (95% wook, 5% silk)
< 1 ball Color 7 Lot 37 (a mix of blues and greens)
US 4 circulars
Cast on January 11, 2009
Finished January 12, 2009

Modifications: None, just dropped to a smaller needle to get gauge with this yarn.

Ravelry details here.

8 comments:

turtlegirl76 said...

Oooh love the colors! I love mine for running too. It's just the right bit of warmth.

Trina said...

Pretty! I've always wanted to make one of these, I must bump it up the queue a bit since it seems like such a quick project :)

Ellen Bloom said...

Hahahaha! I'm so glad that our wild abandon of cast-ons was so inspiring to you.

Your Caliormetry is really beautiful. My Malabrigo Cal is slightly large. Since I have short hair, I'm going to make another one with sock yarn and see how that turns out.

Hilary said...

Love it! I have got to make one of those...

tiennie said...

That is very cute! I love knitting Calorimetry - so easy to knit!

Lin said...

Very nice, I like the colours!

whitknits said...

Such pretty colors! I bet one of those would be great for the days when I wear my hair in a bun (which really doesn't work well with a hat).

Octopus Knits said...

Your Calorimetry is lovely, and it looks beautiful on you :)