Monday, June 11, 2007

Introducing Blokey Beanie

I am able to unveil Blokey Beanie, the handsome thing that he is! I wanted a beanie that was masculine but a little different from the black fishermen ribbed that is quite common for mens beanies. Blokey is a skullcap fit in a twisted k1 p1 rib and made from 100% pure wool, but not any old wool, this is some of Katts hand dyed wool, which she is selling in her Etsy shop.

I only have this one in my Etsy shop at the moment but I do hope to make another shortly so that he won't be too lonely, but then again he is surrounded by all those gorgeous women! I still have to finish the baby pants and just when I thought there was light at the end of the knitting tunnel, I received two more orders. A newsgirl cap in green and a Panta headband, haven't made one of those for a while.

On an entirely different note, yesterday I received an email from a lovely lady just south of Newcastle. Now for those outside of Australia you may or may not have heard but there have been terrible storms in NSW which have caused havoc especially in Newcastle. This lady asked for my
shazzas sock pattern and had a couple of questions about sock knitting as she is wanting to give sock knitting a go. She mentioned how their area has been declared a natural disaster area and we can only begin to imagine how that would feel, but in this time of turmoil she was going to knit socks. This got me thinking how even in times of wild storms, which are causing so much devastation, knitting can bring a little peace and serenity to our lives. I will end this post with my thoughts and prayers to everyone in this country suffering from the effects of the storms but especially to a special knitter out there who hopefully is safe and knitting socks.


tiennie said...

That is such a great beanie! Love the color.

So sorry to hear about the turmoil that's been going on there. Hope things are getting better.

Larjmarj said...

I saw this on your Etsy store the other day LOVE the color and the pattern. Works very nicely together.

Leeanne said...

your beanie and hat are soo cool. I envy you.

Katt said...

I love how this turned out! I was wondering how the colours would work..Would they pool? Would they stripe? I love it!!

I will have to tweak the camo colourway and get one I can remember! lol


Anonymous said...

Blokey looks great!

Ann said...

That is a great looking beanie & glad to hear that you are kept busy with more orders. Good knitting!

AR said...

I love the beanie. Great job!

Sorry about the mess over there. I did see something about it on our news. I thought about all of my Australia knit buddies. Hope things get better for all soon, and I'm glad to hear that you're doing well!

Procrastiknitter said...

The beanie pattern is so cute! The colors are fantastic!