Had such a fun time making this. it is a lot like making paper. Can't wait to see how it looks "sculpted" into a hat!
This is the front and the image below is the back.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
This blue hat with red and white stripes is for my husband's office manager. She's a really sweet gal. I also made the hatpin.
The blue is a nice blue "New Denim" by Patons Classic Wool.
The red is actually called "Currant" and is a nice salmonish-red, also by Patons Classic Wool.
Hope she likes...
Thank you for looking!
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Finally the last present finished! Yippee!!!!
Hat and mittens were knitted first and then felted. The bulky yarn white swirl was added after felting.
Chose not to put the swirl on the mittens because I didn’t want to over-due a good thing.
Everything in moderation, after all!
Bon Appetit and thank you for looking!
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Happy Holidays all!
The number of shopping days are quickly running out!!!! Yikes!
Finished this for my Mother-in-law. She's really going through a hard time with my father-in-law in the hospital.
I am hoping as she takes her long trips to visit him, this hat will put a little skip in her strut.
Thank you so much for your interest and for looking!
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Finished and ready to wrap for Christmas!
Both mittens, hat and the hat's flower are hand knit and felted.
Hat and flowers are stiffened so they have a better chance holding shape in damp weather (although I wouldn't wear the hat in a down-pour).
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Days before Thanksgiving, my uncle died. We are all gathering on Cape Cod to say good-bye. It's going to be cold, so I made this hat to keep my head warm.
Hat first knitted with Patons Classic Wool and then felted into shape using regular bowls plates and a flower pot!
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Another Christmas present finished!
Only 4 more hats and 2 pairs of mittens. Boy am I cutting this close. Driving to the Cape on Saturday for a funeral so I will probably get a lot of knitting done in the car.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
And then there are days like ToDaY; it seems every stitch is a screw-up, yarn keeps tangling and the needles are pulling at the stitches and messing up stitches consistency. ! Aaarg, patience is not my virtue today!!!!!
Here are the mittens finished. Turned out well for a thought-up pattern,
Friday, December 3, 2010
I really wasn't completely happy with the other mitten, so I ripped out past the thumb and started again. I am happier with the mitten but wish I had done the pattern in reverse on the top half; adds more contrast. Oh well, next one, because it's not bad enough to rip out again.
Making these one at a time. Those who know me know I avoid knitting this way, at all costs but it is difficult knitting two at a time with two colors because they get all tangled. Just hope they are the exact same, when done because it's annoying when one mitten is bigger than the other! :/
Hoping this works out well! Have made a couple colorwork sweaters, but not a peasant thumbed mitten (or any other kind of mitten, for that matter!).
Not really following a pattern, just going with instincts. It is my first time working a peasant thumb. Reversed-engineered a couple of pictures I saw on the internet and think I can do it, but we'll see if my pattern flows as well as the other patterns I saw!
Knitting the mitten with wool yarn, larger than a typical mitten and will shrink it down afterward. That will tighten the stitches and really make the mittens warm. Not sure If I am going to felt them... guess I'll decide that as the other mitten is knitted and they head to the water!
Thank you for looking!