Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Whirly rainbow

This hat is from Hattitude.
I knitted it for the younger son of the friend who is modelling it. He's at university, and loves bright, different things.
The pattern is called "whirlygig" [I think]. In the book it is knitted in two contrasting colours, but I knitted the main hat in black, then used all my other "stash" balls of yarn for the I-cords. There are 18, and I just had 18 different coloured balls of yarn in my "stash".
I was made in double knitting yarn, on 4.5mm dpns and a 40 cm circular needle.
And , yes! It was a lot of fun to knit.

An introduction

Before I actually post any projects here, I thought I'd make a brief introduction.
This was going to be a blog......just about hats.
Then I thought, too narrow, so this blog is intended for anything hand made that keeps an extremity either warm, or in some cases, maybe cool.
I also thought that a shared blog might be a good idea, so I intend to ask for other crafter's input, so that people can share their projects, no matter how serious or light-hearted they might be.
So...in essence, what goes? Hats, scarves, gloves, socks, and even nose-warmers, I suppose earmuffs would fit in as well. So the scope is wide.
The only thing I would ask is, if you wish to become a member and share your creations, could you please state where the pattern is from, if one has been used, and what type of yarn you have used. Possibly a photo of the finished object as well.