Thursday, June 17, 2010

Susan's Hat

Ok, So of course i have not been on here since February. I do not understand people who can post everyday or at least once a week. I do not have much to say but since no one reads this, i guess i could say anything i want and not worry about it getting back to anyone. which i think i will.

First though let me show off the hat i made for my friend Susan.

i got it from this book.

This book has a great many fantastic hats. but i am not to thrilled with the directions. It seemed as if all the people this guy knew had really tiny heads. Sure the kids are small, but i was working off patterns for women and yet the first one i made was so small it might fit a new born infant. The second one where i added some stitches was just a little bigger and might fight a small child. It was the one from the front of the book with the blond women in the green coat. By the time i was done with the second hat, i had no more yarn so i gave that hat up.

So when it came time to make Susan's hat, I made sure to have the right yarn and i calculated how many stitches i would need for the pattern. i can not remember exactly what i did since it was months ago so i will not describe the headache. All i remember was that i had to add on a lot more then was asked for. then because of this i was running out of yarn when i got to the end so that hat is not as long as it should be. ahh stupid hat.

So here is the hat as i am blocking it since the bottom wanted to roll up.
And here it is on Susan's head
So i might make another hat from this book but not for a while.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Misty's Hat

When I started looking around at other books to knit from, I came across this one. It peeked my interest so i looked to see if it was at the library. It was not at the Denver public library but it was at another. So i took it home and decided that i would not buy it because it did not have many patterns that i liked in it. I probably did something that i shouldn't do and that was make copies of the view patterns that i did like. There just were not enough patterns it to justify buying the book. I have made 4 of the 7 patterns from what i had copied. 
One of them was the pattern for the hat below. I saw and thought of my friend Misty and knew it would be perfect for her. Another good this was that it was made with linen since she is allergic to wool. Below is the finished project before blocking. It loved to curl up there. It has been so long since i worked on the hat that i can not remember what size of needle i used and i do not have my copy in front of me. I believe it was a size 3 circular needle and double points.  The stitches where so small between the needle and the skein that i did not think i would ever be done.  I still have a lot of the skein left and i have no idea what to do with it.
This it blocked out so that it should stop curling up.

Here is Misty sporting her hat. There is a black ribbon woven through some eyelets that were around the bottom of the hat.
There is a bow on the side that you can not really see here. The hat made me think of the 1920's when i saw it and i almost accomplished that with this one i think.

I do have one more hat done and a par of gloves but i like have the picture of the person wearing the item before posting. So if my friends i ever get around to going to coffee again i will have a picture of one of them wearing the other hat.

(Where the hell is the spell check on this thing. I need it)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Probably Wondering why there is nothing new. Well, first i forgot to take pictures of all the items i made for my family before giving them away for Christmas. Now I am working on a hat for a friend and i am using linen to make it so the stitches are very tiny and it is taking forever. I am in the last stages of the hat with the decreasing and hopefully i will be done with the knitting part today. I still have to block it since it wants to curl up on itself and buy the ribbon that goes with it.

Then i plan to make myself some gloves that will have some cabling on it. This will be my first attempt with cabling and it is not the usual. Then i have three more hats, two for friends and one for myself. Then my mother has commissioned another hat like the one i made for Jim, her boyfriend, she will just have to pick out the colors. I am still working on my Alphabet for Illusion scarfs. I have 10 more letter to make then i might make one more illusion scarf and see about selling illusion scarfs at Lamb's Shop

Hopefully after all of that i can start on a sweater.