transformed into hat
ps, my love is cute
pps, hat season is almost over update 02.09.10
this yarn was a learning experience. I learned that I'm not too fond of icelandic wool. I learned that when I watch a tutorial video, it wouldn't hurt to actually follow the advice they give, as they probably know a thing or two about the certain technique they're explaining. and I learned that my boything really does want a hand knit hat, although that's irrelevant.
dark brown icelandic wool also from NYS&W, core spun and occasionally thread wrapped, with felted naubles strewn about.
and all knat up! (yup, totally just made that up and think I'm gonna say it all the time now haha)
I used this
hat as inspiration. and winged it as usual. it turned out okay but I might line it with fleece cause the Icelandic wool is a tad scratchy.
hello knitters! I haven't posted to the knit board in quite a long time.
these were my first attempts in quite a while. I knit my first hat nearly 4 years ago, and have not knit one since (with the exception of a few baby hats). so they were pretty much trial and error. I looked over a few patterns first, and then I just 'winged' it - knit it how if felt like it should be knit.
this was knit special for my momma. I have been totally slacking in the hand-made gift category. I make tons of things for people, but not nearly enough for my family. especially my mum. so how's this for a birthday surprise? I corespun all the yarn in her favourite colors. oh and that chartreuse green yarn? one of my first-ever-hand-spun yarn! I have a few mini skeins of my first-ever-spun that are used only in the most special projects - like this one. but since I jumped in without a pattern, I made it far too big and had to felt it.
you can't see a big difference, but you can definitely feel it.
also knit with corespun yarn. reduced the amount of stitches and tried a different decrease technique. I rather like it!
kay, now I need to make more yarn.