Thursday, November 11, 2010

Plans For an Inspired Weekend

I have just returned from the craft store with two bags full of supplies and a head full of ideas and inspirations. Not to mention the pile of WIP's sitting on my kitchen table.

Here's a little taste of what's to come:

To be covered by fun paper
for the little guy's room.

A new book full of
holiday themed goodies.

A pair of socks in progress

us a washing machine full of new fabric destined to be adorable pillowcases!

I'm currently working on a couple of birthday presents (I'll share those next week), and homework for an Afghan KAL that I'm moderating starting in January (we are working on a blog to share all that on, so pay attention and I'll let you know about that in a couple of weeks)! I am also planning on dyeing some yarn for Christmas gifts this weekend, if I get the time...

It looks as if my plate is a bit overflowing, but isn't that what Thanksgiving is all about? Stuffing yourself with all the things you love most? Thankfully for me, most of these crafty WIP's will end up being gifts so I do have a little bit of time to spread them out.

Ahhh... it looks to be a great weekend.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

A Handsome Hat

Here is another finished object. I did it earlier this fall, but was waiting for the designer to release the pattern before sharing it with you. It is called "Burning Love Hat'' and can be found here.

It is really a great cabling pattern. And she even gives hints about how to cable with-out a cable needle. Which, by the way, I totally get the hype now- it is a very handy technique especially when working small cables (one or two stitches).

There are four sizes ranging from toddler to adult and it is super fast (a couple of afternoons), pretty darn easy (despite all the cables) and heirloom quality once finished (if I may say so myself). All you need is a size US8 16 inch circular needle and a skein of worsted weight yarn (I prefer wool). Like cake.

The only thing I can add is to check it along side your favorite beanie to make sure the length is alright before you start decreasing. I wish mine was just one repeat longer...

Kiddo modeling his brand new ''hockey game hat''.