Thursday, January 13, 2011

Recently Fallen

I've been neglecting this page for far too long, though I do have a good reason. I was blogging at Paton's for the past year, so it isn't like I haven't been chatting about yarn, just not around here.

But that is all about to change, as I finish up my commitment there and move back over here to discuss and post about my latest knitting projects. Really blogs are nothing more than a grown up version of Show & Tell. Or as my father used to say, Bring & Brag.

So in the spirit of Bring & Brag, I would like to share two hats that recently fell off my knitting needles:

Rain Down Hat
(Ravelry Link)

This is a free pattern I found on Ravelry that makes a great hat. The recommendation is to knit it in favorite team or school colors. I chose the colors of my husbands winter coat and his running jacket. Sorry for the horrible pic, but the light today is terrible.

Machu Picchu Earflap

And with that completed, then I made the Machu Picchu Earflap Hat (Ravel linked) by bluegirl knits, using up the Cascade 128 Superwash leftovers I had from Nicholas's Christmas sweater. (Wow, I guess I will have to blog about that as well!)

As you can see, it also includes a remnant of polar fleece--because I am going to attempt to line the hat to make it extra warm. That remnant was a steal--70% off! So I got a nice sized piece of polar fleece, nearly half a yard, for a $1. And it matches perfectly. Oh, yeah, I like it when a plan comes together. Well, it isn't together quite yet, but this weekend . . .


Jody said...

very very nice hats. I will be interested to hear how the lining goes ...

Grace said...

Hi Elizabeth! Nice to see you on your blog again! I'm not blogging much these days either...but hope to change that a little this year!