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.