Saturday, January 14, 2012

Oh happy happy weekend!

And it's nice and SUPER sunny too, which is ALWAYS a mood booster this time of year. :)

 Hard at work this week on adding little goodies on the site/Etsy for Valentine's and spring. Ahhhh, spring! It won't hit here until May but one gets tired of working on nothing but snowmen after awhile. (Still no snow here though. Haven't had a single flake since Halloween, which is totally crazy! I really don't remember if we've ever had a winter with NO snow before?!?)

Also: finished my 'Christmas' hat this week. Yay!!! Another WIP killed, only one left to tackle now. Nothing like being two three weeks late and stuff with the christmas knits, eh? But it's just for the hubs so he can deal.*snort* 
(He *did* get a pair of mittens and socks that made into his stocking for Xmas so I wasn't TOTALLY off the ball here.)


The pattern is called Snowbird (check Ravelry for links) that I purchased from the Stitches East show in 2010. It's pretty funny looking when you are wearing it, to be honest, but this is the same man who goes around the yard in a humongous rabbit fur hat - complete with ear flaps - when shoveling, etc. so at least nothing DIED for this one. :(

Of course, I find ALL winter hats slightly ridiculous in a vague, make-me-chuckle type of way, so it might just be me.


He wanted to have something he could wear to work so I did it in the color palate of his uniforms/work clothing - though he still can't actually be caught wearing it on work grounds, they're so so so so picky about such things. *sigh*  He'll have to save it for when he is working away from work - if that makes sense - but that comprises 98% of his work day so it's all good. The double layer of wool will be nice and toasty for working outdoors all day. :)

The only change I made was to make the inside brim in the same wool (Cascade Superwash) as the rest of the hat instead of doing it in cotton like the pattern suggested. Hates knitting with cotton. Hates it. *shudder*

I'm getting a little tired of doing nothing but colorwork project after project after project but I still have a pair of colorwork mittens that needs some thumbs so once more into the breach....................After that is done though I'm digging into some serious STITCHING. I WILL FINISH SOME ORNAMENTS THIS YEAR. WILL. I WILL. I WILL.

Hope everyone has a nice weekend!!!!!!!!!

16 comments:

Catherine said...

Cute beads and hat! The hat reminds me of the caps men used to wear when sleeping!
I'll take the no snow thing so far -especially after the last two winters!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Adorable beads as usual.

Nice hat for the hubby!

Cole said...

love, love, love the hat! And your beads are awesome :)

Ranae said...

What a fun hat! I love the colors and it's double knitted.
The beads are fantastic
The bunnies are the cutest

staci said...

Your glass beads are way too adorable. And that hat is gorgeous! I keep thinking maybe this is the year that I give fair isle another go...

geeky Heather said...

Love the hat!

Also: BUNNIES!!!!

Margaret said...

Oh your beads are so cute! I love them! And the hat -- very nice! Too bad about his work being so strict on what he wears though. As for colorwork -- I just want to learn how to do it myself. :D

gracie said...

Wonderful knit hat....looks nice and warm.

Dee said...

Cute hat! I just pulled an ornament out of the stash to work on. Christmas 2012 I WILL be ready for you.

Leslie said...

No snow here either. I love your beads, it bares repeating... your work is amazing.
have a great sunny Sunday.

Carol said...

Your latest batch of beads is adorable, Melanie (well, ALL of your beads are always adorable!). Did you ever think of having a video showing exactly how you make them? I have no artistic talent and so admire those of you who can create things like that...

Your hat is amazing--very Nordic looking :) Enjoy your snowless winter--we have about 3 inches. Not bad as it's pretty to look at, but still easy to get around in!

Pumpkin said...

Your beads are adorable! I still don't know how you can make such tiny things with such details...

LOVE the hat! LOVE IT! And yes, no bunny had to die for it...shudder... And you even lined it! WOW :o)

valerie said...

Love the hat! Love it! I'm sure it will keep your DHs head toasty warm. Cute beads too!

Julie said...

Super hat, i could do with that today, weather is ccccold here.

Fab beads!

Siobhán said...

The beads are adorable!

You are a master knitter--I am so impressed! Love the hat.

tea maker said...

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