Sunday, October 19, 2008

Pattern: DK Buttoned Neck Warmer and Hat (free pattern from my LYS)
Yarn: Manos Silk Blend (30% Silk, 70% Merino)
Needles: Size 6 circular

These buttons are not what I had in mind but I couldn't locate anything better. The color is "hot pink" and not red as in the pic. Now sewn, I do like them better. In the back of my mind I've been wanting to try polymer clay and make my own buttons. Will someone please take my temperature? I need another hobby like I need a hole in the head. I knitted this simple rolled brim hat to go with the neck warmer. It was a simple and quick knit and I'm very happy with the hat. I usually like my hats simple.

My anemia is beginning to resolve itself with my iron supplements. As a result, I ran around like a mad woman this weekend getting a lot of things done. It felt so good to get to those tasks. Speaking of anemia...that mannequin head needs some of my supplements, you think?

I actually completed four UFO's (unfinished objects) this weekend. I have so many of them that I stopped putting them on Ravelry out of embarrassment. However, I did start two more projects. One is a must but I feel guilty starting the second. More details soon.

Can someone tell me if when I respond to a comment someone has left on my blog, and it says (no comment/no reply) next to their name, if it still goes through to them? I've wanted to reply to several new readers this week but not sure how to go about it.

Happy Knitting!


  1. First, the neckwarmer is gorgeous, and combined with the hat, it's a very smart looking set!

    Congratulations on the FO's. I have far too many UFO's around the house, too.

    As to the comment/reply thing, I'm assuming you are referring to replying in an e-mail? If that is what you meant, then no, your reply will not go to the person who's comment you're responding to.

    If you post a comment to your own blog post, replying to someone who has commented, IF they have checked the "Email follow-up comments to..., then they will receive an e-mail containing your reply (and everyone else's replies, for that matter).

    The downside of that feature is that you don't know who's subscribed to the comments and who hasn't. It can be really confusing trying to determine how to respond to people. I generally click on their name which takes me to their blogger profile (assuming they have one). If their profile page has their e-mail listed, I will copy it and respond to their comment in an e-mail to them.

    I may possibly have left you more confused about it than you were. I'm not sure how good of a job I did explaining that. ;-Þ

  2. PS- I wish everyone included their e-mail address on their blog page or in their profile. It would make things easier. ;-)

  3. I have found that the only way blogger allows you to respond is posting a comment in reply, and that requires that the original poster return to your blog to check for a reply. BTW I granted you a Kreativ Blogger Award, visit me for details

  4. Great hat and neckwarmer! Love the colors!

    Polymer clay buttons aren't hard to make at all, although having a dremmel drill makes it much easier to add button holes. I think you can buy the shank blanks to glue on the back, though.

    Yup, what renna said. No way to be able to communicate with commenters unless they've posted their e-mail. OR go to their blog and leave an answer to their comment on your blog. BTW, you don't have your blog set up so I can respond to you in e-mail. I have to enter your address each time. Not complaining, just informing.

  5. Both the neckwarmer and hat are gorgeous - love that Manos!

  6. That is such a cute pair!! I know it is cold where you live and that it will help to keep you warm this winter. I really should be doing more to make things to keep me warm this winter, but the packing has begun and I'm feeling a little overwhelmed. My son's let me know in a very strong warning that they did not want to be helping me pack when they came to move me ;P.

  7. I love your hat and neck warmer. The colors are perfect for fall and winter! Did you find the neck warmer pattern on Ravelry?

  8. Beautiful colours! You will look wonderful bundling up this winter.

    I totally think you should get into making polymer clay buttons. Polymer clay is really easy and fun to work with, and what better way to personalize your knits that with your own buttons!

  9. I just found your blog this afternoon and have enjoyed it very much. Such nice knitting.

    Do you suppose there is would be a way that this knitter in California might be able to obtain the pattern for the neckwarmer?
    abelau at ocsnet dot net