Saturday, 14 March 2015

Hat of the day: cosmic microwave static hat.

A hat that looks like cooling photons on an untuned tv screen.  This is knitted with Yeoman Cashmilon in the Humbug colour way.
It was a relatively quick knit and I used my new to me Hague Linker to sew the side seam.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Honey Gold

What better to knit with Twilley's Goldfingering yarn than some honey?  Golden honeycomb and bees pop on a black backdrop, for a buzzing hat that suits this teenager and her golden locks.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Fluffy Post

What better parcel to brighten up a gloomy wet day than a package containing yarn? Today I received two such packages, this looks like a flash back to the 1980's! Fashion, like many other things in my life, is recycled...or do I mean upcycled?

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Seam planning

When you knit a patterned garment it's a good idea to think how the seam might look when sewn... On this occasion my lack of thought only adds to the amusement - so my second happy knitting mistake in two days has worked out well. < crying with laughter> I know the recipient will appreciate this in good humour!

A few recent hats I've knitted...

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Spiderman Hat Punchcard Design.

I had an idea to make a Spiderman hat, but couldn't find a punch card design already made, so I did a web search for a spider man knitting chart and found something I thought I could adapt to my needs here: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/johanna-asgrims
This is my version made for 24 stitch repeat:

I was part way through knitting, feeling happy that everything was going so well, the colours were vibrant, the design was pleasing, and than I realised... The punch card had been put into the machine upside down! Arrggh!
Well, I had started - so feeling determined, I would finish and assess the situation once the work was off the machine.

I was surprised to see it actually looked alright. More than alright. I actually preferred the design inverted once I had seen it.  That was a surprise!
I'm very happy with the finished hat now.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Minecraft Party?

Vogue Knitting posted this photo to their FB page along with a story that a farmer near Bathgate in Scotland was dyeing his sheep to entertain passing motorists. I'm not sure if the story has any truth to it or if this was a late April Fools prank but the photo is delightful and worth a share here anyway.



Happy Easter Folks!