Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Another Top-Down Hat

...among other things. Boy, you know, you just go about your business and the next thing you know, ten days whisk by without a sound. I've been turning out FO's and getting my house in order. Once school starts (Sept. 5), time will be precious.

Fi
rst, the hat.
I've seen a few of these around, but I wanted to make another hat with the one skein of Noro Silk Garden that I had left from making the moebius scarf & matching hat that I gave to my mom. I loved wearing that hat around on bad-hair days. I promise this is a new one, even though it looks just like
the other one. I love how each little purl ridge is a different color. I just made this up as I went along, to go with the scarf. I'll share the directions with you next time.


Also, my lonely frog-green McGuinness has its mate--see how they love one another! They are so happy. (No, Twig, it has nothing to do with beer. Read
here for an explanation.)

I've been spending a curious lot of time with this color lately. Why?



As for WIP's, I am giving Woodsy Baby a major makeover. A customer alerted me to a math error, and once I looked it over, I decided it needed more than just a math correction. This was one of my earliest patterns, and it didn't even have a schematic, for Pete's sake! Also, the hat instructions only included one size. Now it will have three sizes. I am making this one up with some Brown Sheep Nature Spun Worsted that I had. I like it!

Good news! I received another real live contract, so I can crow to you. Around Halloween, be sure to look in Cast On magazine for two of my designs--a sweater and a pair of gloves. If you don't belong to TKGA and do not receive Cast On, never fear--you know I will show it to you right here at figknits. Actually, some of you will probably see it before I do--it seems to take a while for me to get my copy.

That's it for now. I'd better get crackin'!

4 comments:

twig said...

Love the stitch pattern on those socks. (Well, I guess I won't be going to McDonalds for Guinness).

You MUST show us the sweater and gloves in Cast On when it comes out because I'm not a member and I wanna see.

Roxi said...

Hi Jen,

Just popping by to say hello. I've been having a wonderful summer. Hope you have, too.

Emmalee said...

Congrats Mom that's great!!

Jennifer said...

I am in love with that hat. I keep finding Kureyon projects. I must go buy more. Hmmm...yarn shopping. What a task!