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.