Monday, January 17, 2011

Ida's Kitchen: Addiction Alert!

Ida's Kitchen
For all of you thinking about doing the recently released Through the Loops pattern Ida's Kitchen, please beware that you will be undertaking a project that is 100% addictive and may very well be one that you want to knit over and over again in a dizzying array of combinations (think Chevron Scarf and BSJ). Luckily if you've spent the last several years randomly acquiring skeins of yarn with no purpose at all, this won't be a problem for you. Yep.
Ida's Kitchen
The Specs:
Pattern: Ida's Kitchen by Kirsten Kapur
Yarn: Blue Sky Alpaca Mélange in 'Cornflower' and 'Pomegranate'; Random skeins of Brown Sheep Naturespun Sport in various shades (see below).
Needles: size 6 and 8
Mods: Say what?
Ida's Kitchen
This was one fast knit people. Two days tops. And so much fun to watch the colors change! This project has scrap-buster written all over it because you could easily adjust the pattern to accommodate the bit and bobs of sport weight that you have.
Ida's Kitchen
Virtuous Knitter Alert: For this hat I used yarn 100% from stash. Go me! I had some BSA Mélange on hand that I'd been dying to try. I also had a mitten kit composed of Naturespun Sport that I'd purchased a while ago and knew that the likelihood of making the mittens was become dimmer by the day, so I repurposed it and put it into service for this project.

But of course me being perpetually stuck in a two-steps-forward, one-step-back mode, on my way to the airport last week ago I picked up more* BSA Mélange to make an even bigger and better Ida's Kitchen! So yeah, I'm a lifer.
Next Ida's Kitchen
*to people keeping track of my StashPact 11 avowal to cease and desist from yarn gluttony, this purchase was made BEFORE I signed on, ok?


knithound brooklyn said...

Nice bit of stash busting with great color combos, Heather! Love the hat.

Rose said...

Lovely! Saw you made the designer's page too! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

LOVE the hat - luckily for me ( and my KADD), I don't have any sport weight yarn.

The WoodLand School said...

Thanks for the addiction warning! I think I might just need to add a new addiction to my addiction collection ;-)

peaknits said...

Holy sh*t! That yarn is fabulous - and the hat - well, thank you, may I have another?:)

Anonymous said...

As one currently making a hat that I designed strictly to use up bits and bobs of Noro Silk Garden, I salute you (stash additions and all)!

liz said...

AGREE!!! I knit one this last weekend too! Need to get my pics up on ravelry!

Yarnhog said...

Gorgeous hat!