Monday, February 25, 2008

Hats

I've finished two more hats and have one more to go before I have a half dozen to mail to the Brewery Arts Center. I want to get them there and available while the weather is still cold. I'm motivated to finish these small projects because they pay from things like my guitar, which by the way, broke it's G-string in the middle of the night, two days after I bought it brand new. I'm going to get a new string today. Since it hangs in our bedroom, it was a rather bizarre sound in the deep of the night.


This skein come from one of the bumps I bought from Mim last year. It's Blue-Faced Leicester and lovely. I had posted a picture of it when I bought it but I'm having a hard time finding things in the Vista My Pictures so can only show this. It's already underway as my final hat. I had dyed some raspberry last week in my dye frenzy and it matches perfectly, though the hat a little candy colored for my taste.

Son Josh asked me last year for a hat to wear hunting so I made this one from our four Shetlands. I don't think you can't tell, but the white is double-coated and has a wonderful halo effect. We were at their house yesterday for Grandson Logan's 8th birthday party. I asked him to bring it out so I could take a picture which will probably soon be lost in my Vista My Pictures. I'm thinking about downloading Gimp, a free picture editor.

11 comments:

Marie said...

Great hats, Sharon! It's wonderful that you have an outlet for your hats and that the sale money can buy you fun stuff!
New strings often break! You'll find which ones break more often and will stock up on 'em so that you're never without a string...in this case your G-string! Bet you felt like you forgot your panties.

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

I agree, very nice hats, I especially like the last one.
The title of your last post... it does seem like February is taking forever to go away! 'Course it could be that I am just ready for babies :)

Jodi said...

Fabulous hats! The hunting hat is my favorite, with all the natural colors.

Leigh said...

I absolutely love the Shetland hat. All of them in fact. And now I think I'm getting a complex as you are being so productive with you knitting and I'm still doodling around with ideas!

cindy said...

You are a prolific hat knitter!!! I very much love all three. Are they all done in your handspun and your own patterns?

I'm not going to touch the G-string line.....LOL

Tina T-P said...

Hmmm - In 40 years of playing guitar, I've very rarely had a string break - do you have a tuning fork to make sure you don't have it tuned to high? That would be my thought - and VERY "purty" hats - of course I like the one with the green and the purple & the greens - I am in awe of all the patterns that you put on them! T.

Tina T-P said...

I meant green and purple and the pinks & blues (the first one) - that will teach me not to preview my comment! T.

wooly daisy said...

hi that yarn is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!di you navajo ply it or just regular ply it?

Beryl said...

The Shetland hat is wonderful. What a great design.

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Beautiful colorwork; that's something I haven't attempted yet (except for the tiny bit in the Sweater Workshop sampler). I started to get jealous about the fact that you actually make money with one of your hobbies, but then I remembered that I do make some money with horses, enough to pay for some of the fun I have with my own horse.

Birdsong said...

You are a hat whiz kid!! I especially love all the natural colors, though that mix from Mim is exquisite.