Yes, over the weekend I managed to reverse my frogging of the hat and came up with this one...
Something else for the Christmas box.
Pattern is THIS one and I used Paton's Astra which is a DK weight. At least the grey is Astra - the red is a mystery yarn out of my stash (I think it's probably Paton's Canadiana). Now I plan to play yarn chicken. Do I have enough of each yarn to make a matching pair of mittens?? Stay tuned....
- And just a head's up - if you're searching for some really well written knitting patterns (some free, some not) check out what's available HERE. I like that most of her patterns can be created with various weights of yarn and that her patterns are actually more 'recipes' than they're anything else.
- Making a few of THESE would be fun for your fall decor.
- Here's a little hint that I do so thought I'd share....if you have problems with dry and cracking hands... 1. Slather your hands really heavily with a good hand cream, put on a pair of rubber gloves and wash your dishes in the hottest water you can stand. The heat helps 'drive' the cream into your hands. 2. At bedtime, I often use a really good coating of vaseline and then wear a pair of cotton gloves overnight. You can try the vaseline process on your feet too and just wear a pair of old socks to bed.
- HERE's something else that would be fun to make for fall.
- If you're into repurposing things have a look through the links found HERE for some great inspiration.
- I currently have a bouquet of sunflowers on my table (3 flowers sold for $1 per flower) and so when I came across THIS I might be tempted.
- THESE are amazing (be fair warned though, there is some nudity there!)
Today's quote..."Creativity is making marvelous out of the discarded"
That's a great quotation. Signed: one who doesn't think art starts with shopping! Spoil sport, I know..ReplyDelete
Exactly! If we can make do with what we have we're definitely doing the right thing.Delete
Great tips. The socks and Vaseline for sure will make winter feet happy. If I don't wear gloves when it is really cold, then my hands suffer. Dishes and hand trestment will be fun.ReplyDelete
Lovely hat. Good luck on the mittens.
I wear mittens most of the winter because my hands ache if I don't (they ache when I do but I'm hopeful it's less!).Delete
I looked at that knitty link...very nice patterns. I use the cream plus socks on my feet at night..tmi, LOL. I at one time tried the white gloves too and my hubby at the time told me it looked too freaky in the dark. LOLReplyDelete
Hah hah - I've never asked Resident Chef if he's freaked out by my white glove...I only have one so I go to bed with my best Michael Jackson going on.Delete
Really pretty de-frogged hat there;))) I love mittens--my hands get extra cold in the wintertime. Hope your yarn cache holds out for them...hugs, julieroseReplyDelete
I wear gloves to drive but mittens everywhere else and my hands still pain from the cold. This year I'm going to try using hand warmers that can be heated in the microwave to see if that helps.Delete
Oh.... I love that quote. I also bookmarked the Tin Can Knits so I can take a closer look at her patterns.ReplyDelete
Love the hat, and I wear mittens all the time as well.
I have used several of Tin Can Knits patterns and they're really well written. Many of them are 'recipes' for designs and use several different types of yarns so you can use what you have in your stash.Delete
Love the newly re-knitted hat and I have my fingers crossed regarding the yarn for the mittens! Christine xxReplyDelete
I think I'm going to have enough, but it's going to be close!Delete
Definitely a believer of today's quote. I fear we may need some of your wonderful hats this winter.ReplyDelete
I make hats for other people but very rarely can be convinced to wear one myself. Mittens though are a different matter.Delete
I've noticed during my lifetime that people are more interested for some reason in something that costs a lot. If it's a low price I guess they think something is wrong with it. I went on an ecology trip via 2 Kentucky Universities to Austria in 2000. We visited several businesses and ventures that helped persevere the environment. One was a factory that collected leftover foods, sent it through a machine that converted it to soil (I now notice small units are available for home use now.) They first tried to give away the soil which was excellent potting dirt but had only a few takers. They then put a price on it and then ran out all the time.ReplyDelete
Interesting to read about the soil suddenly being in demand once they put a price on it. Maybe I SHOULD double (if not triple) my prices - maybe it would work to my advantage!Delete
The hat is one of my favorites. Lucky whoever gets it in their Christmas box. I love the quote!ReplyDelete
Glad you like the hat - hopefully one of our grandies will too!Delete