Tuesday, May 31, 2011

First attempts at hat making

I love hats. Always have.

They're such quick, easy things to make a drab t-shirt and pants combo a little fashion-fun.

I like to think I have what in French is called a tête à chapeaux, or a head made for hats. I get this from my dad.

Yet somehow, it never occurred to me to make my own hats until I came back to knitting just recently.
What better project to start with than a hat?

Since I figured pattern reading may be beyond me, I just cast on a random number of stitches on a circular needle and went round and round and round until I had a tube that would fit over my head. Bound off the top straight and voila. instant hat.

Then, just for the lols, I added tow teeny pompoms to it.

I love this hat. It's cottony and squishy and just the right amount of splashtacular colour.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Yarn Blogging

The first rule is admitting you have a problem, right?
As if I needed another excuse to up my geek cred, now I'll attempt to blog about my adventures in yarn, and preparing for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. We'll see what comes of it, won't we?