Friday, January 23, 2009

toppers or top down


Yes this is all about hats. I knit a lot of hats, a great way to use up scraps and they are quick, particularly the newborn sizes.

I've been asked to share the patterns and so I shall. Already the Umbilical Cord hat pattern is up, and the Snail beanie has a rough pattern guide for you as some people couldn't wait. Full patterns featuring different weights and sizes will be up soon. There will also be brimmed sun hats and a Mr Squiggle Hat.
The snail hats are based on hats my grandmother did. If you are familiar with the pin-wheel patterns floating around, well all it is is this pattern turned into a beanie or sun hat.

And yes, knit these, sell these, knit them for charity.

The Snail Beanie hat pattern also features photos on how to do a looped cast on for beginning with a circle and not getting those HUGE holes.

Friday, January 02, 2009

what i've been doing

I've been lusting after these and wishing I could draw between the lines.

And I'm thinking I should just stop whining about too many things on the needles and start knitting with

these by signing up to this.

And I adopted one of these

and have already been doing this.