Voila! My parade of hats! When I told you I was busy knitting I wasn't kidding.
Can you stand another Quincy hat by Jared Flood? This is the second one I knitted. The yarn is Debbie Bliss alpaca/silk. It feels nice but stretches more than I would like. Though pattern called for chunky, this is DK and worked out well. Scarf knitted several years ago and one of my favorites. Yarn is Frog Tree
I’m finding that pins are like buttons to me. The hunt is so much fun. This pin is exactly what I was looking for to give December a festive feel. Only thing is, Vermont has been having record high temperatures so a hat is not in order. Now, I’m not complaining, mind you. I had enough sleet, freezing rain and snow last winter.
Another Quincy knitted for my daughter. Her's has a snowflake pin. The hat has a beautiful snowflake pin on it. Yarn was doubled and not bad to knit with. It has a sturdier shape to it.This Odessa hat is far from my favorite. It’s probably because I didn’t use the correct weight yarn but figured it would fit someone and I needed to start a new project after having temporary amnesia regarding all my UFO's. This is an easy pattern to remember but don’t drop one of those darn YO’s.
This hat is being donated to the “Head Start” program. I love knitting for little children and will have to start earlier next year. I think this one will put a smile on some child’s face. Second mitten and thumb to the first still need to be knitted.
This one was knitted with leftover yarn. Not an entry for a blue ribbon but it will keep some child’s head warm. This is the only hat that was knitted some time ago. All the others are recent knits (less than a month). I still have to knit the mittens to go with this one.Sherbet hat started today. Not sure this one will make it to the kids in time. Hats and mittens have to reach their destination in Rhode Island by the 18th.
I’d love to be walking up the street and see a stranger wearing one of my handknits. I’m sure I would recognize it as mine. I would say nothing but it would warm my heart.
This put a smile on my face. I hope it puts a smile on your face.
Back to my needles…..lots of knitting to do yet before Christmas. It will keep me out of trouble.