Wednesday, 28 November 2007

hats off #2

we went out at the weekend. it was cold. it was windy. my husband wore his new scrap hat, which I finished last week.

the other evening he complained. he said his new hat wasnt very wind proof .

and your point is?

so. I'm knitting a lining. something snug and cosy (and rather an alarming blue colour, so just right for a lining). As the hat is knit in the round, I just picked up stitches about 5cm inside the roll brim and have been making a siamese twin for this hat. It wont be wind proof either, but I'm hoping that he'll appreciate the love even more now.

Friday, 23 November 2007

hats off

First things first. I must not blog at work. I must only blog at home (I am currently at home. Which is Good). That goes for knitting too.


Today I took knitting to work, to knit over lunch. Well, when you've got to knit a first birthday gift in less than a week, then needs must. Of course, things on the first birthday side of things would have gone a whole lot quicker had I not diverted myself by knitting my husband a hat last weekend. I made one for this brother (christmas gift) and he said he wanted one too. He asked for a red one - but there were two problems with this. The first is that I do not have a stash of red yarn with which to construct such an item (and since I am on a yarn diet, then stash diving is all I'm permitted). The second problem is that red really isnt his colour. But I dont have the heart to tell him. He got a bluey, greeny number instead.

It matches the one I made for his brother, and one I made myself a couple of years ago. When I got into the office this morning, my colleague was admiring it and asking if I knitted it myself. 'Yes' said I. 'Wow, it's so lovely.. can you make me one too?'

Hmmm. Well yes, but I'm afraid there are more pressing things in my knitting diary at the moment, e.g. first birthday of friends child, christmas, first birthday of own child (how did that happen?) and all the babies from our ante-natal group, and the many UFOs .... Still, flattery will get you everywhere and I've got a bit of pash for knitting hats at the moment.

Thursday, 15 November 2007

how did that happen?

Gosh. it's a lifetime since I was last here. literally. a baby bean came along at the end of january and i've barely had time to blink let alone blog since then. he's worth it naturally, and i have managed to squeeze some knitting in here and there (mostly when he's asleep and I'm not at work).

But hey, good thing come to those who wait, and I can now get into my blog from work. Shhhhhh.