Thursday, October 19, 2006

Sneaky Peak

If you have been wondering why Shazza has been a little quiet lately, these hats might explain a bit. All this and the boring chores of keeping house for 5 people plus helping Mr Brickie with the running of our business doesn't leave much time for hours on the computer. I am not complaining, far from it, I just hope you will forgive me if I am behind visiting your blogs or replying to you.

This is my latest hat I have worked on, she is to be known as 1920's Flapper Hat. I love the fashion from that era and wanted to make a hat that represented the style of the time. This is made from some cotton that I had in my stash as she is just a sample for sizing and I have found that she could be a bit smaller so I will make a few adjustments and the 'real ones' will be made of wool as it holds it shape better.


This is Chunky Ski Beanie made with two contrasting 8ply wools knitted together which creates a lovely thick, warm hat.


This of course is one of my favourites the Muse Hat made from Patons Jet which is a lovely soft yarn of 70% wool and 30% alpaca.


Last but definately not least is another version of the Aviator Hat I made a while back. This is made out of 100% machine washable 8ply wool from Bendigo Woollen Mills. I do wish they would have an online store, um maybe not!!! Some of these will end up in my etsy shop which is empty at the moment and probably will be until next week when I finally get time to work on it. Speaking of etsy shops, one of my favourite bloggers Larj Marj has opened her own etsy shop now I knew she did lovely knitting but I didn't know that she also makes lovely jewelery. I love the cheeky name too ;)

Thanks for your kind, encouraging comments and emails about my neighbours well being. He is as we all knew he would be, his usual positive self and extremely optomistic about his future which is just simply amazing. I wish everybody had this guys positive outlook on life, the world would be a much better place.

I am going away with my GEMS girls group this weekend so that will be full on and not much time for knitting, unfortunately. It will be coming with me as it is a bus trip down and back and I may get to do a little bit at night, I hope.

Another knitting project that some members of my knitting group are getting involved in is the soaring eagles project organised by Rachel head on over and read all about it and see if you too can help make these childrens Christmas a little brighter this year. Rachel is also asking for some clever person to design a button for the blog so if you can help in this let either me or Rachel know, that would be fantastic, thankyou.

Till next time, happy knitting.

25 comments:

Katt said...

oooh those hats are gorgeous!!!

The Aviator one. Is that a different pattern design to the one that was released? The one by..Who was it? Ozyarn? or someone like that?

Katt

Lara said...

Never done a button before, but I'll have a stab at it. What are the requirements ?

twig said...

Cute hats. It's understandable to put knitting before blogging, but I'm pretty sure it's illegal to put housework before blogging. I certainly hope no one calls the blogging police.

Wool Winder said...

Great hats! One day I'm going to get around to knitting the Aviator Hat. I really love that one.

craftybernie said...

I love all your hats but my favourite is the Aviator one. How cool is that! I love your teapot cosy by the way. Very 'hot'!

Liz said...

I love love love those hats!! It makes me wish I had a "hat had". I've never found one that flattered me.

trek said...

wow - prolific!

tiennie said...

Those hats are simply beautiful! You've been very, very busy. Have fun with the girls!

Lisa L said...

I love the Muse hat! I think I'll make one just for myself!

Debby said...

Your hats are so pretty! Love the pink one!!!

Reading all you do makes me tired just thinking of it, but secretly envious. Please share those vitamins with me!! Have a great weekend!!

JoanM said...

Wow Sharon, you are one the way to being an awesome designer. I particularly love the 20's hat. Let me know when you list the pattern for sale. You should get some reward for your efforts.
I have been busy too. Hard to do it all sometimes.

2paw said...

Wow Sharon, you certainly have had your 'knittin' hands on!! The hats look great!!! Your Etsy Shop looks very cool!! Nice header Miss Clever!!! Have a good weekend!!!

Lynne said...

You have been having fun with the hats. They look great!
If you need a big test boof, look me up :-) Only 59cm but that is too big for most women's (commercial) hats.

Michelle said...

wow!! so many hats!!! i love that aviator hat!!! coz it's pink!!! :)

Suzi said...

I know how that feel sthere sre just so many hours in a day, and so much work to fit into them.

Not a button girl, but I am sure it won't take long for osmeone or multiple osmeones to whip something up for you!

Ann said...

Such lovely hats - you must be busy knitting! I know how it is with wanting to knit & managing a hosehold & working part-time - I am in the same situation!

Diana said...

Those hats rock!!! Love the flapper and the aviator.... those are my favs. But they are all grrrreat!!

AR said...

Great hats! I especially like the aviator one.

Knittinreed said...

Love, Love, Love the hats. Especially your Flapper design.
Hope you have a geat time with the girls...

Nora said...

The hats are all beautiful but, if I had to choose, it would be the aviator - so very unique.

PS: I'm convinced you knit in your sleep!

Helen said...

Boy you've been busy! Well done on such a great collection of hats. Know excatly what you mean when it comes to everything else eating into your knitting time, so wish you more knitting time.

Janette said...

So very cute!

KnitNana said...

I LOVE THEM! Whooohoo! Just terrific...
(((hugs)))

Larjmarj said...

Nice job on the hats, of course I LOVE the muse hat, I have two myself ;-)...Glad you like the cheeky name. I was hedging a bit on going with it but hey...sex sells right?

Stephanie said...

I love the flapper hat! It is just my style!