Monday, September 03, 2007

Shhhhh! It Is a Secret


Yes underneath is the WIP of the secret santa present that we have each year at the knitting coven. The person and item will have to remain top secret until after our Christmas breakup party. Wow it sounds terrible talking about Christmas already but I do like to be organised and I thought that at least by starting early it will be finished well before time, fingers crossed.

THE UNVEILING OF THE AVIATOR HAT #2



You may remember that I made quite a few aviator hats last year in fair isle pattern. I sold a couple of them in my Etsy shop but since then there has been quite a lot of hoohah as to commercial patterns being used to make our wares, and since they were based on a Patons pattern I thought it best to ditch them. I have used a basic earflap hat shape and made it interesting by using variegated coloured wool. They are suitable for both males and females as Polly and Mr Polly are modelling beautifully for you all to see. I just wish that the Cleckheaton Country Prints was available here in Launceston to buy but I have had to source it online, it is such a lovely soft wool to knit with I am suprised that it isn't more popular.

I love the pooling on the crown of the raspberry/green one, it reminds me of the gods eyes (not sure what their correct name is, Cindy might know) we used to make as kids, you know the ones with the icecream sticks and brightly coloured yarns.

Till next time, happy knitting.

14 comments:

Ann said...

Is it Christmas already - time really flies. I love the variegated colored hats - they look really nice.

2paw said...

Yes I do. Ojo de dios, or God's Eyes, they're Mexican!! Very nice hats indeed!!!

Sharon said...

See I knew I could count on Cindy! Thankyou :)

AR said...

Yep, looks like a God's Eye to me. I love your new hats. Cute!

tiennie said...

What cute hats! The snowboarders in my family would love those!

Kate_knits_a_bit said...

Isn't that Country Prints lovely? I made a cardi out of it for my daughters (long story) when it was called Tapestry - so pretty!

metal and knit said...

I was lucky enough to win 6 balls of country prints with my tea cosy in a competition but as yet havent done a thing with the yarn.

fitknit said...

Oh yes, definately start that Chrissie knitting now...otherwise...

Knittinreed said...

Nice to hear from you :-)
As usual, your hats look absolutely wonderful! If I wasn't in Dallas where we have no winter, I would be at your shop right now.
Have a great weekend.

maniacalmultitasker said...

Shaz, I LOVE those hippos!

Larjmarj said...

Yikes, it is time to start thinking about X-mas prezzies isn't it?
The hats are super cute!

knitseashore said...

Christmas knitting...you are very organized! Good luck with your new hat designs.

Becka the Spoiled Knitter said...

We called them "God's Eyes," too, ...my mother made them for everyone!
LOVE LOVE the hats, as always!

zippiknits said...

Definitely an Eye of God, made by wrapping yarn around two crossed sticks, yes?

Those hats are very cute!