Monday, May 14, 2007

A Calorimetric Mother's Day

Ms. Frick's adorable calorimetry provided the last little push I needed to whip up one of these for my sister last week while we were lazing about at the coast. Apparently when my mom saw it her exact words were "I need three." Since I got this news on the day before Mother's Day, I couldn't help fulfilling one third of her request.

Warm ears and rhodies.

Mom actually isn't a lush, whatever this photo might imply.

I got both headwarmers out of one skein of Cascade Jewel, with a bit to spare. I cast on 100 stitches for Anna's (she has a big head like me), and 90 for Mom's (shoulda done 88 or 92, for a multiple of four, but it turned out fine), and did 10 repeats of row 5 for each. I used US 7s despite using a bulkier yarn than called for, and I like the denser gauge a lot. I'm going to need to make more of these.

And now, what will likely become a weekly "progress shot", until these ladies are full grown:

Starbuck is getting to be distinctly chicken-shaped.


pamela wynne said...

I don't know who's cuter, Starbuck or your stylish mom!

Macoco said...

I love all of your pictures! Your calorimetric came out beautifully. Love the shot of your mom with the wine bottle. ;)

knittingphilistine said...

I love the photo of your mom's wine party under the bush. And, of course, the chicks always score cute points with me too. Love the chicks.