Sunday, December 16, 2007

Zeebee Fever and other maladies

I got the bug. The stomach bug, yes, but more to your interest - Zeebee Fever. It's madness, I tell you. Totally overtakes the mind, the hands, the head.

pattern: Zeebee by Schmeebot
for: Tiny Dancer
Handspun, Handpainted, Colorblock Merino, in Wabi Sabi, from Pancake and Lulu - I am mad for this yarn
needles: KP Options, size 10
size: 18" circumference (for a 20.5" head)
dates: December 5-6
verdict: I love this yarn, I'm crazy about this pattern, and I made it both too loose and too short (something I actually have a history of doing). This was my second attempt on this particular hat, (already tried three times on a Zeebee for Little Buddha as well) and I am going to frog and try one more time to get it just right. I have just enough of the yarn left that I think I can make it work. Even as is, though, it's pretty darn cute. And the boys love it.

(he's being a bunny - those fingers are his carrots)

the cool thing about doing this hat with the colorblock hat is that you can change what color the hat is from the front - Tiny Dancer likes the blue in front, Little Buddha likes the green

And just so you can't ever say I never show you WIPs anymore:

Little Buddha's Zeebee
3rd attempt
soon to be frogged
will most likely run out of this glorious Pancake and Lulu yarn....

My Zeebee Fever is in temporary remission while I deal with a strong case of Sock-itis.

We're having a winter storm here today, which would be prime knitting weather if it weren't for a few other things - like the need to get the house in order for company coming in - WHAT?!? - five days. I hope wherever you are, you are staying warm, staying safe, and getting your knit on!


Felicia said...

Hope you feel better soon :)

Anonymous said...

Ack! I must knit this hat! I love the colorway on your WIP yarn.

(I met you once, at Adam & Lauren's wedding. Your then-babies hung out with my then-baby during the ceremony. I surfed over here from Lauren's blog. =)

Meredith said...

Aww, so cute! Love the hat and the photos of the hat in action.

Felicia said...

Merry Christmas :)