Wednesday, November 16, 2011

still loving colourwork...

I have the 4 seasons hat pattern from Tanis Fibre arts. Can I tell you how much I love this pattern? (Other than the corrugated ribbing. While I love the look of corrugated ribbing, I hate doing it. But, because I love the look, I do it. Grudgingly...)
I started this colourwork hat last week sometime, using up the remaining Palette Wool from the kit for my son's hat (the greens I used and the blues that I replaced were perfect for this pattern!)


The bird pattern is so freaking cute!!

It looks done here, but there's still some work to do:

The downfall of colourwork - ends. I know I could carry them up the side, and in some cases I did, but never more than two or three rows - I don't like how it pulls when I do that.

A Sunday morning with coffee, darning needle and scissors:

I forgot to take blocking pictures - blocking is ESSENTIAL for colourwork - it evens out the ripply, bumpy texture and makes everything look the way it's supposed to. I block hats over a balloon. Gives it a nice shape.
I borrowed my son's noggin to show how it fits - it's a slouchy hat, longer than a beanie.

I didn't really show him the hat before I grabbed his head, which was a good thing. Once he saw it, he was horrified. "That's a GIRL's hat, Mom!" Yes dear, but it's not for you, I answered. I just needed a picture.
He was fine with that until he realized something.

"You make hats for OTHER people??"

10 comments:

Sel and Poivre said...

You are so right - those birds are too cute for words!

Acorn to Oak said...

You are amazing! I can't believe how much you get done and how fast you do it! It looks great!

CatBookMom said...

That is beautiful! Cute kid model, too, lol. Still chuckling over his astonished comment...

Needles said...

lol

deirdre said...

Ahh, teenagers... the world truly does revolve around them...

LOVE the hat, even if it's not for him :-)

KnitTech said...

You make me think I can do color work.

Brendaknits said...

Hee HEe. Kids are so funny. Great hat and wonderful colour combo.

Carol said...

totally cute hat. I love the slouchy hat look. and what are sons for if not embarrassing?

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Wow, you are on a roll!!! Stunning!

Your sons reaction made me laugh!

AlisonH said...

*guffawing* Priceless!