Tuesday, January 16, 2007

More Hats!

Here are 2 more hats. These are too much fun to make! The blue one has a contrast band of vairegated Unikat yarn, which felted beautifully, and the green one is for my friend Susan Schrott who looks fabulous in green! Check out her website at www.susanschrott.com for some delightful quilts.
Unfortunately I was felting late at night, so the hats came out a little wrinkled, but I think they will soften with wearing. Guess that means I'll have to make some more!

Playing with Lace

Lately I've become enamored with lace, and started knitting with some lovely Great Adirondak Sireno, which is wool and silk. Such lovely stuff. I'm enthralled watching the pattern develop, and wondering how far I'll get with only one 675 yard skein.And I'm not particularly a shawl wearing person, so from time to time I wonder if I should make it into a circular shrug or square it off. Right now at 50 rows it is 16 inches across, and I still have 30 rows of pattern to go. The pattern is an Italian doily pattern in a booklet called " Lavori artistici a calza 11" pattern #66. which I purchased from www.lacis.com a wonderful source for all things lace.