October 12, 2009

Finished Mondo Cable Cap :: Mystery KAL

The Mini-Mystery KAL is complete and I am thrilled with the outcome. It's a slouchy hat designed with large ("Mondo") cables. I used one skein of Cascade 220 Heathers (mine was colorway 2453) but any worsted weight yarn with comparable yardage would work. Bonne Marie released the pattern in three phases (three consecutive Saturdays beginning September 26, 2009) to the knit-along participants and once the knit-along was complete, the pattern was made available at Chic Knits to purchase: Mondo Cable Cap.

I love the large, simple cables:

Chic Knits Mondo Cable Cap

And I'll definitely make another . . .

Chic Knits Mondo Cable Cap

. . . because this one was claimed before I even finished knitting it

It's a very economical pattern -- most yarn shops sell Cascade 220 for under $7 (USD) per skein, so for less than $12, you can knit your own in a weekend. Now to decide what color to knit next . . .

October 08, 2009

Mystery Knit and Outlander

Chic Knits Mini Mystery Knit-along and Kindle

On Saturday, I'll get the final clue for the Chic Knits Mini Mystery Knit-Along. I am loving the project and SO excited about finishing it. It reaffirms my love (yet again) for Cascade 220 - especially the heathered colors.

I've finished the first book in the Outlander series and have started the second book, Dragonfly in Amber. I'm definitely hooked, but I know I'm late to the party - how many of you have already read them?

By the way, for those of you considering a Kindle*, the prices have dropped again. I love mine and have enjoyed the ease (and instant gratification) of ordering the books I want to read. I'm never without a good book anymore. It came in handy at the doctor's office last week when I didn't have a project on the needles that I wanted to take with me.

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