This is the front of the hat.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
From the looks of this blog it may seem that the only thing I make are hats. It's just that I always seem to stumble upon a lone skein of the amazing variety. (Of Wool, of course) This time it was a ball of Yorkshire Tweed Aran- a lovely & hardy wool. I knew when I got the yarn it was only enough to do a hat. It was the perfect guage and yardage for the Le Slouch! Not only did I have the fundamentals covered-but the texture was just as I imagined for the the seed stitch version. I have to say, it is a very warm hat and a quick knit.
Posted by Garny LooWho at 7:07 PM
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
This I have to say was my favorite part of the project. I pulled out my beloved stash of vintage buttons. It was hard to pick the best and most suitable one. I ended up picking the simple black button with a rhinestone. It did take me a while to choose though.
Posted by Garny LooWho at 11:35 PM
I was really lucky to be at the right place at the right time last Saturday morning. I was up bright and early for the First Unitarian Church's World Class Rummage Sale. It was an event too. I was third in line at 10:30 waiting eagerly for the doors of the church to open. They opened the sale 11:OO. I stumbled onto this great stash of yarn about 1-2 minutes later. There were a couple of plastic bags stuffed with this lovely shetland yarn, full skeins too. I'm wondering what to do with this nice yarn I have. Maybe mittens, maybe a sweater. The grey is quite handsome, I could combine it with some colors of Jamison Shetland like a chocolate brown and blue-green. Oh the possibilities...
Posted by Garny LooWho at 11:12 PM
Sunday, February 17, 2008
This morning I learned to Fair Isle using two hands. At first it was kinda painful on the left hand. After a while I learned how to carry the yarn that felt natural. So, I started this one by one project. It's actually really cute. The colors give it a vintage feel. Kinda preppy but in that anti-preppy-preppy way. Wink. Now decreasing, that will be the trick.
I'll keep you posted.
Posted by Garny LooWho at 9:53 PM
Saturday, February 9, 2008
I've had bad luck in the recent past regarding making tea. I either make it so bitter that my taste buds curdle or I make it so light that it tastes like boiling water with a hint of tea. Oh, but last night things changed. Wow!
What a difference a timer makes. I gave it a five minute steep and it was delicious. I had a not so sweet cookie and the new Interweave Knits Spring Magazine. Can a Friday night get any better?
Posted by Garny LooWho at 5:15 PM