Saturday, July 21, 2007

'Cause everyone else is doing it!

I don't know if it's just me, but if there's a current popular knitting pattern sweeping the internets, I want to knit it. Witness the Booga Bag Explosion of 2004. The Clapotis Craze of 2005. I had a baby in 2006, so I'm excused from that year, but right now, it's all about the Calorimetry. Once more, I blame Ravelry.

What is a Calorimetry? It's basically a fancy knitted Babushka, a head kerchief designed to keep your head warm when you're wearing your hair up and don't want it to be smushed by a hat. What makes this interesting to knit?
  • It's a great way to learn short rows (that is, if you want to learn short rows that leave holes).
  • It can be knit with any kind of yarn, as long as you get gauge. This one is knit up in Patons new SWS (soy wool stripes); it's fun to knit with, but one skein had three knots in it, which is unacceptable.
  • And it is a FAST knit. I made this in basically two evenings of tv (why, oh why, Nigel Lithgoe, did you send my Hok away?).
So what if I have three UFOs in my knitting bag? I finished something!


LisaBe said...

okay, but who are nigel lithgoe and hok?

Amanda said...

I have not played along with any of those knit-trends. However, thanks to Ravelry, I found a lovely bootie pattern I am obsessing over. Two booties down, a third started. I am sure a blog post with details is in my future.

Lynds said...

That turned out fantastic! I was just talking with my friend about that pattern today, and how it's a must for the cooler weather just around the corner.