Monday, January 26, 2009
Go Big or Go Home: The Pom Pom of Death Version
A color as truly insane as Malabrigo 'Apple Green' demands a lot: a perfect pattern that will take full advantage of its rad chromatic stylings without veering off into complete clownishness, a recipient armed with enough self-confidence to make a bold statement, and of course, one big-ass pom pom. To go any smaller than the pom you see pictured here would have been a disservice.
Luckily for me Peeper-lou needed a hat for ski club! I had been wanting to make a variation of this hat ever since seeing the last episode of Sex and the City (the one where Carrie was wandering all alone around Paris *sniff*) in which our heroine sported the cutest joli-laid cabled hat ever. I looked long and hard for a picture to copy, but to no avail. The Fall 07 of Interweave Knits arrived several months later, and I knew that making this hat was my destiny. Seeing Pam's version about a month ago sent me into further paroxysms of delight, and the deal was sealed.
Pattern: Snowball Hat by Katie Himmelberg, IK FA 07.
Yarn: Malabrigo worsted in 'Green Apple'. Thanks again for this yarn, Jodi!!
Needles: Size 7
Time: a day or two with time off to contemplate the pom.
You might recall that Jodi sent me two skeins of this yarn, and I hoping that by the end of the week I'll have another Scrunchable to add to my collection...