First off, I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who has bought my hat pattern!! I’m pleased you all like it so much. I’ve been urged by my mother – grandmother of the cutie pictured below – to show you the other sample I knit.
Maggie is happily modeling the smallest size (18″ – which fits a surprising range of head sizes) and I knit it using a bunch of leftover yarns. The main color brown is Paton’s Classic Wool in the Chestnut Brown (231) color. I never really liked that particular shade of brown – I blame a yarn sale for it ending up in my stash – but it works really well with the pinks and purple that I paired with it. The purple yarn is also Paton’s Classic Wool in Royal Purple (212). The bright pink is Cascade 220 in the shade 7803 and the other pink is leftover from a pair of mitts I made my sister-in-law a few Christmases ago. It’s Crystal Palace Creme in Magenta (2013). Not really a worsted weight yarn, but since I only used it for a few rounds here and there it doesn’t really matter. [ I have added this version of the hat as a project in Ravelry so you can see all the yarn info. And I just noticed today on Rav, you can add a stashed yarn to a project. Sa-weet.]
I think you can see the colors better in this picture:
If I felt like knitting more of my own pattern, I would try every color combo I could think of. For those of you who have bought the pattern, I can’t wait to see what you do with it!! And thank you again!
Lest you think the title of my post refers to Maggie, I am actually referring to the Harlot that we all know and love who was in Charlotte last night. My Mom and I left the kiddies with their father and grandfather (the first time Maggie went to bed without me!) and drove the 1.25 hrs to see Herself in person.
As I suspected, it was a fabulous time. My Mom got to hold the sock, hopefully giving her the mojo she needs to get her first sock on the pins.
I met Stacey again, who I had previously rubbed elbows with at a yarn sale (rubbed elbows with is a euphemism when we’re talking knitters at a yarn sale, but I digress). She came running over saying, “Zigzag Stitch!” which freaked my Mom out a little, I think.
She was wearing the most beautiful handknit top, and it was her birthday! Happy Birthday, Stacey!
I also saw Susan, who I have been “friends” with on Ravelry for some time now and finally got to meet in person; and Amanda who was wearing a most impressive Sunrise Circle Jacket. Super-fun time all around!!