Thursday, November 09, 2006

Went To The Big Smoke

Went to Hobart, Tasmanias capital city, for the weekend with Mr Brickie and the kids and a great time was had by all. Lots of sight seeing, eating and a bit of shopping thrown in as well, one of the best shops I found was Tasmanian Wool Suppliers in Moonah. I walked inside and just went WOW, it was huge, compared to our poky little LYS. I bought a couple of patterns but the biggest find was some chocolate brown aran pure wool at $4 a ball, both 10ply and chocolate brown are extremely hard to find here. Needless to say 12 balls are now residing at Shazzas residence.

I did get time to do some knitting in the car as Hobart is a 2 hour drive from Launceston. This is my latest hat design, just a simple peaked cap which has been in my mind for a while.


It took a bit of tweaking before I got the sizing right but I think it is okay now. This one is a prize for one of the girls in my GEMS group, we have an auction at the end of the year in which they spend points they have earnt over the year and there are heaps of girly things to choose from.


Another Muse Hat this time for one of Janelles friends, the colours are shades of red and orange her favourite colours, I hope she likes it.

16 comments:

twig said...

Both hats are cute. I bet whoever ends up with them will love them.

Nice find on the wool.

Marina said...

I really miss buying yarn that way (5, 8 or 12 ply).

Gorgeous hats, especially the colours in the Muse hat.

AR said...

Great hats! The one with the brim is especially cute! Congrats on the yarn find, too.

craftybernie said...

Hobart sounds like a lovely place. It's nice to get away and do something different.

The hats have turned out really well.

Michelle said...

i especially like the hat with the brim!!!

on another note, i've never been to a LYS nor buy any wool from LYS before, unless you wanna consider spotlight or lincraft ^_^ current favourites is bendigo!!

tiennie said...

Very cute hats! Sounds like you had fun - more yarn? Who could resist!

trek said...

Brimmed cap looks cool.

JoanM said...

You will be getting famous for your fabulous hats. Those are really great. I've been busy working, looking for jobs and attending seminars

2paw said...

Oh, I looked at the link to the wool shop!! Wow!! What a bargain for you!! Nice hats!! You are officially Hat Woman now!! That makes you, and Halle Berry to be going on with!!!

Cathy said...

It's a reeeeeeeeeeeeeeal experience walking into Tasmanian Wool Supplies isn't it?

I looooooooooooove going there when I go to Hobart but you really have to choose what you buy as some of their prices are a bit dearer. (Opal is $22.50 a ball).

Looooooove the hats.

Katt said...

Hats look great!

oooooh thats cheap wool!! Will it be visiting us Tuesday so we can oooh and aaaah over it?

I SO have to make Tasmanian Wool Supplies a stop spot for me when we next go to Hobart (which I am hoping is over the school hols early next year.)

Katt

Diana said...

All of your hat designs are awesome!

Anonymous said...

I love your hats. I love hats. I think I will try one of your Muse hats over summer. I've never been to the Moonah store. Will have to check it out next time I am down south.

Nora said...

You're bringing the hat back and making it oh-so-fashionable! Love it!!

PS: Thanks for the Moonah tip-off. I have family in Hobart and will send them there to buy yarn for ME!

Queen Frogger said...

I love your hats! The peaked one is great.

BlackCrow said...

You should have let me know you were coming down....very disapointed to hear that our yarn store is bigger than yours...as I'm headed your way in a couple of days and have been day dreaming about Launceston yarn shops!
Hey I had my eye on that chocolate yarn;)
great to see your hats are selling at etsy.