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FO – Two Hats

Saturday, January 1st, 2011


I didn’t fall off the face of the planet. I know it’s been a while. Things at work have been crazy busy. I then get home and the last place I want to be is in front of a computer. Then the holidays came through…yeah things have been crazy.

One of my New Years Resolutions is to blog more ;-) I might not have been writing them down but God knows I’ve been thinking a lot about future projects and the ones I’ve finished and wanted to finish.

I have some hats to show off. One is for my friend Maureen and the other is for my friend’s awesome husband Corey. He’s like a brother-in-law.

Here’s Maureen’s:

Hat With Stars Pattern: Hat With Stars by Ruth Sorensen
My Ravelry Project Page
Yarn(s): Classic Elite, Fresco
Colorway(s): 5367 (teal) & 5322 (purple)
Needle(s): US 6 – 4.0 mm
Casted On: November 14, 2010
Casted Off: November 16, 2010
Modifications: none

I guess I was in the mood to get some fair isle done so this hat flew off my needles. It was done within 48 hours!  The yarn felt absolutely lovely too. I can see why people make lightweight sweaters out of it. I hope to use it again soon!

And here is the second hat for Corey


Not a bad photo of my husband, is it? :-)

Pattern: Koolhaas by Jared Flood
My Ravelry Project Page
Yarn(s): Malabrigo Worsted
Colorway(s): Brown
Needle(s): US 6 – 4.0 mm, US 7 – 4.5 mm & US 8 – 5.0 mm
Casted On: November 2, 2010
Casted Off: November 20, 2010
Modifications: none

When Jermaine was modeling it, he complimented me on how much he liked it. I’m not surprised, it’s a very guy-friendly pattern with some yummy yarn! I contemplated giving him the hat at one point.

It wasn’t till after I took these pictures though, that I realized that this particular brown up against Jermaine’s skin provided little contrast! So I went to a wonderful shop in Alexandria and got some Malabrigo Rios for his hat that is a teal color.

I hope everyone had a nice New Years! Happy 2011!

what in the hell has laura been up to??

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007

When I first signed up with blogger, the handle’s original name was then it occurred to me– i do more than just quilt.

Now please, don’t get me wrong, I LOVE everything about quilting! But my mother, as a teenager taught me how to crochet then few years later, knitting got the best of me and I taught myself how to knit using pencils….what can you say–i got excited!! Since then, I’ve always said crochet is my favorite, quilting second and knitting a distant third. There was just something about knitting that I didn’t get. You know how in high school people said “If you love algebra, you’ll hate geometry…if you love geometry you’ll hate algebra.” I thought knitting and crocheting were like that and I just so happened to like crocheting more.
I don’t know though because around October my mind started to change regarding knitting and whatever I didn’t like about it started to go away. I love it! I’ve been knitting a lot lately. This Christmas I didn’t have a whole lotta money so I made a lot of my gifts.
This is the first of many. This is for my bro, William. Typical Dude Hat. I used the Two Movie Hat Pattern. It was the first time I use double pointed needles. Noooooooooot bad!
William has a small head (he’s a 6’3 toothpick) so he’ll be fine in it. He has a job at Pop a Lock where he is sometimes asked to go out in the middle of the night so while he’s in South Carolina doesn’t mean he won’t get chilly.
Wait…he has a uniform hat. whatever. He’ll still use it!! D
And this is for my sister in law, Cathy. I’m nervous as hell about it. -SS It might be too big for her…I hope it doesn’t slide off her head! -SS Here is a picture
I used Magknit’s Fake Isle hat for this using Mode Dea’s Tweed yarn (purple/pink color) and Debbie Bliss Donegal Chunky Tweed for the teal.
I hope they like their presents.

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