Sunday, January 25, 2009

Do I have enough hats?

Left to right.....

Crotchet, crotchet, knit, knit, knit, naalbinded, and naalbinded.

Unknown wool, acid dyes in spinning class.
Cotton/aycrlic, commercial.
Cotton/aycrlic, commercial.
Variegated aycrlic, commercial.
Variegated aycrlic, commercial, and it now (after the pic was taken) has a pom-pom on it. What can I say? I'm a dork. :)
Icelandic lopi, dyed with madder and I forgot to loosen the skein knot in the dye pot so it's got these little undyed spots that make nice polka dots in the hat.
Icelandic lopi, dyed with.... something natural. I forget.

My husband prefers the second one, and I'm currently wearing the fifth one. I like the red one too, but I find the lopi a little itchy.

The brightly coloured one in the middle that I was working on last week turned out too small.


Sunday, January 18, 2009

I'm doing it again

I think I've picked up an additional hobby, rather unintentionally. Knitting seems to be contagious.

It's not that I don't already have 5 or 6 hats around the house in a variety of naalbinding, crotchet, or knitting. But but but....

Oh, by the by....some recently acquired knitting knowledge:

Ripping back one's knitting to fix a mistake is considerably less satisfying then ripping it back because you have an artistic difference with reality.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

New tricks for some Auld Phartes

The new year is bringing in a few new tricks for some of our favourite folks at Treheima.

My big strong man takes things into his own hands....

....and made this step stool for our aging doggie. He's having trouble getting up on the bed these days - the arthritis in his hips is sometimes troublesome.

I took up my knitting needles for the first time in 25 years.... and made this scarf and hat, inventing what passes for a pattern as I went.