Thursday, August 26, 2010

These hats are from the famed Ann Norling pattern #10. My dear friend from high school is about to have triplets. Can't pass up the opportunity to to make her a set of pea pod hats.
As I was looking at the yarn cubbies for the right green combination, I remembered a silly riddle that my friend's dad likes to tell, "What did the daddy tomato tell the baby tomato the had fallen behind? ...Ketchup." At that memory, I added a couple of balls of red to my shopping pile.

The yarn is Berroco Comfort DK. I got all three hats out of one ball of each main color and all six hats from about half of a ball of the contrast color.

I may make three little sweaters as well since I have a whole ball of each the red and light green and would only need to buy one more ball of the dk green.
The hats have took varying lengths of time depending on my mood. I cast on the first tomato the same night as I finished Travelling Woman, last Wednesday, but didn't finish its top off until four days later. The next four were completed the following day, about 2 hours each. The final hat took nearly the whole next day to get through. Some how, as I reflect on this time table, I feel the urge to pop in Rocky Horror Picture Show and dance the Time Warp.

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Monday, August 23, 2010

This last week was my 29th birthday. We celebrated during our trip to Windsor, CA. It was a great rip where we had little preplanned, just loose ideas of things we wanted to see in the area, Fort Ross, Fort Point, Ghiradelli Square, and yarn.

As it was my birthday, I was gifted yarn shopping without any complaining from the man/boys. I visited two lovely stores - Cast Away of Santa Rosa and Balls and Skeins of Sebastopol. Both were really cute stores with really, really lovely owners.

These two pictures represent my completed Travelling Woman by Liz Abinante. I have had this pattern in mind for a couple of months since a friend started it with a different yarn. As I started to think about casting on for it, I recognized that the required yardage would be perfect for the incoming order of Madelinetosh Pashmina. I had been dreaming of this color, Lettuce Leaf, since Lois placed the order back in May.

I am thinking that completing this Peridot color shawl was a perfect way to celebrate my August birthday. This color went with everything that I had packed for the remaining 3 days of our trip without my having out any thought into that working out.

This lovely yarn is part of my spoils from Balls and Skeins. It is a cotton/wool blend from Artyarns and was a very affordable way for me to get my hands on some of Iris Scheier's stunning work. I am planning on making a Montego Bay shawl by Amy R Singer.
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