Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Ah-choo!

Fred brought a cold home for Christmas and now I have it, too. Yippee.

This will be my fast friend for the next few days.
So if any of you are wondering why you're not hearing from me or why your patterns aren't shipping, well, now ya know! At least I'm getting a lot of knitting done...and HGTV watching done...and going through the Kleenex!
Hopefully I'll be back to wish you a Happy New Year soon. Have a good one!

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

One hat to rule them all

Can you tell I just watched the whole Lord of the Rings marathon of movies? Well, I did. We do it every Thanksgiving weekend. I miss Frodo and Sam and even Gollum/Sméagol. I do not, however, miss the turkey. I can do without turkey for a while now, thanks. so. much.
What I can't get enough of, apparently, is this new Figheadh Fundamental Watch Cap. This makes the tenth in the Fundamentals series--our line of patterns designed for multiple yarn weights and lots of sizes. This pattern is the topper in more ways than one. I put in numbers for sizes premie to XL adult and for six yarn weights from superfine all the way up to super bulky (yeah, a premie hat in super bulky yarn--try it--I challenge ya!)
In the layout above you can see a premie hat in Pagewood Farm St Elias; kids' hats in Noro Kureyon (thanks Shirley!), Schaefer Heather, Hazel Knits DK, and Mini Mochi; and adult hats in Cascade Lana Bambu, Butternut Woolens Homegrown, Noro Kochoran, with the biggest of all in Malabrigo Chunky.

Here's a little taste of mine and Natalie's little bayside photo shoot a couple of weeks ago. She's wearing (L to R) Marr Haven Sport, Butternut Woolens Homegrown, Noro Kochoran, and Cascade Lana Bambu.

I sign off with Nat the wood elf wearing the lovely lavender Marr Haven hat. Headed to the Grey Havens, Nat? Have a nice trip!
Whew! Tired out from tipping my hat (chuckle) to all these wonderful yarn companies. Gotta go now--see ya next time!