Friday, December 23, 2011

{FO} Helm

*Sigh* I had a nice, long post written.  And then I accidentally deleted it, and before I could say "un-do" blogger auto-saved.  Curse you, Auto-Save.  Grr.

Helm was such a fun knit...and has been by far probably one of the most challenging knits I have done.  Rachel was so happy to receive it and she was so impressed with how much I have learned in less than one year.  I'm impressed too. Both with the amount I've learned...and the fact I was able to part with this hat! 

Nate's family came over on Sunday, and we had a mini Christmas.  Janet and Sarah loved their gifts as well. Totally one of the best feelings in the world! I can't wait to see my aunt and cousin for Christmas and give them their presents.  Hopefully I will have my mom's hat done....and it will fit.  I think it might be too small. Which means my small noggin' might have a new hat, but I was really hoping to give it to the madre.  We will see.

Here are some more detailed views of the gloriousness that is Helm:  


Thank you Stephen West for designing this beauty!

Little Red Helm Pattern Notes:
Pattern: Helm by Stephen West
Yarn: String Theory Merino DK in Garnet
Needles: US 5 and US 6

13 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous! I'm impressed after only a year of knitting too - it looks great! (I think it took me a fair few years to work up to cables!)

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  2. Amy, I am very impressed with the cables. I have not attempted them yet (although I am tempted)!

    Happy holidays!

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  3. Wow that is a beautiful hat. I love it!

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  4. Wow - the hat is gorgeous and love the color!

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  5. Very nice! I love a good cabled hat.

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  6. BEAUTIFUL cables! I adore them, but rarely have the patience. Great job on the hat!

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  7. Awesomeness! You did a fabulous job.

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  8. That Stephen West...he really is a rock star. Love that hat.

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  9. It turned out so great. I love the texture. You totally showed this pattern who's boss!

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  10. The hat is beautiful. So sorry about your original post being eaten.

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  11. The texture on this hat is awesome, I love the horizontal lines running in between the cabled sections!

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Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment! ~Amy