Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Well, hello there!

Say hello to my new hat! I love this hat, it was very easy to make, it is very warm and snuggly, and I made it in my favourite colours - what's not to love?! I found some wool at the local garden centre, of all places - it's called Freedom Spirit (the colour is Fire), it's 100% wool, it says it's British, and it is cheeeeeap.

The pattern was a free one from Knitty. The cable band was good fun to do, and the rest is just stocking stitch so it worked up very fast. I made it bigger than the pattern suggested because I hate tight hats, and I wanted space to put in a fleece lining in case it gets really cold. And it is long enough to cover my ears.


Can you see the poor injured camera? It had an argument with the driveway but the only bit to really suffer seems to be the flash - which we never use so it is masking taped shut. I didn't shout or swear when someone-who-shall-remain-nameless dropped it, I hope you are proud of me!

I received some awards last week, for which I thank Gina, Lesley and Tess enormously. Unfortunately my naughty computer is being uncooperative and not allowing me to save the icons. If and when I can I will put them up and pass them on!

30 comments:

  1. That's a fabulous hat! And well done you for finding wool at the garden centre of all places.

    I did have a teeny snigger at your not shouting at whoever dropped the camera. Very restrained! x

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  2. Kitty: I think if I had made a fuss I would have been berated for not zipping up the bag properly - allegedly!

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  3. What a great hat, love the colours. It's amazing what you can find at the garden Centre! Poor old camera and well done you for not naming the culprit!
    Kimx

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  4. Well, hello back to you. Nice to see you and your hat.
    c*

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  5. Cute hat! Although I am still thinking about the cable=fun element of it...

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  6. Can't say I'd be calm if some one else dropped my camera, maybe you were just in shock, ha !

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  7. Your hat is a beauty -- I love cables. Very pretty!

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  8. Very cute! I love that pattern.

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  9. Spooky how you are knitting hats and I am crocheting them.

    And it is the height of summer here but I am on a roll!

    I love the colour of yours!

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  10. Great hat! That will definitely keep you warm this winter! Ouch... your camera... fortunately the damage wasn't too bad!

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  11. Very smart hat - love the colour. Think I may have purchased yarn at the very same garden centre. I'm in the middle of knitting a scarf but I've run out of yarn and they didn't have any more of the same before Christmas!

    I wonder how many times our paths have crossed!

    Gina xx

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  12. The hat is wonderful! I love to knit cables, so now I’m in an instant need of cable-needles, no idea where I left them...

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  13. Tsk. Tsk. I find myself leaning sideways to see you behind the camera.

    And that hat is Well Nice (as a teenager of my acquaintance would say)

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  14. Love the colour of the yarn and the cable is pretty impressive too!

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  15. Very cute. Like Alice, I was trying to peak at you behind the camera!!!!Nosy me.

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  16. Lovely hat! Shame we can't see you too! I need to pick your brains about the chromotography in petrol (or is it oil?) "rainbows" on wet ground as I promised Fred I would "ask my clever friend" about them! He keeps spotting them! Lucy x

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  17. LOL@ alice c leaning to look at you behind the camera!!
    Lovely hat!

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  18. v.nice fluffy, tactile looking hat- the colour is so pretty!

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  19. gorgeous hat and such a perfect colour for feeling cheery at this time of year. Well done for not swearing at the dropper of the camera - top marks for restraint under stress!

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  20. Super hat--love the yarn's varigated colors! Happy Day ((HUGS))

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  21. Loving the hat, how I love the look and texture cable adds.
    Suzie Sews

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  22. weirdbunny: Well, strictly speaking it isn't 'my' camera, it's a family one. I was very sarcastic though ;-)

    cmoon: Glad you like the hat! It is getting good wear this week.

    Linda: I only wish I had finished it before the cold snap a couple of weeks back. This week I've needed it - but a waterproof one might have been even better!

    Dragonfly: My first attempt at the cable wasn't pretty - I didn't read the pattern properly and made sort of half a cable that looked very odd indeed. It took me an embarassingly long time to work out what I'd done wrong ...

    Linda: it's a brave and hardy camera, and at least now I can't give in to the temptation of the evil flash!

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  23. Jennie: Well, maybe one of these days I'll post a picture then no-one will need to guess! It'll take me months to find one I'm happy with - too many wrinkles for a close-up these days!

    Thank you for the kind words about my hat :-)

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  24. Love the colour of that hat!

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  25. Very cute hat!!!! I so wish I could knit but every attempt has ended in disaster!! Poor camera =(

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  26. cute hat, especially as its fleece lined. I keep meaning to knit myself a hat but keep wearing my daughters lego hat. much to her embarrassment.

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  27. Love the hat, the wool is so beautiful! What a great garden centre you have! :O)

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  28. Love that pattern. Yours turned out fabulous :)

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  29. Your hat is stunningly beautiful! I love it. The colors are enough to make me get all gushy, and the pattern is so pretty too.

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