Monday, August 27, 2007

Punks and flowers

The blue and brown Punk's Not Dead hats are now felted and with their new owners. I am quite proud of these - they are magnificent hats and so much fun to make and wear. The brown hat has gone to my friend Fiona, who loves it and looks quite striking in it. The blue one is my lovely nephew Brian's new favourite hat.
I made these two slightly larger than the previous two and the general opinion is that bigger is better. The earflaps come down lower and the whole hat looks quite cosy as opposed to just decorative. I have ordered some black and some lime green wool to make another of these for Brian.
Sometimes when I find a pattern that I really like I get a bit obsessed with making multiple versions of it. So when I saw these amazing flower scarflettes on Craftster I knew that there were several of them destined to get made in this house. You can see the original designs and get a free pattern on I really love this girl's designs, she is very talented. She also sells her work on Etsy so you can actually purchase one for yourself.

I used some green Debbie Bliss aran wool for the base, stems and leaves and some of my handspun for the flowers. This is a great way to use up small amounts of yarn and I really love the colours and texture of this particular yarn. I have the base and another set of handspun flowers ready to sew up and another set of flowers in Debbie Bliss Rialto aran. The Rialto is a very soft yarn and I enjoy working with it.I also rediscovered the best part of a Magnolia Scarflette that I started months ago and blocked it. I just have to dig out the pattern and make the magnolia.


Nutritious clare said...

Wow the hat is beautiful, I am very impressed, it will suit tom very well. I think I am going to try and start a new blog! Becoming a dietitian! how exciting!
Well keep up the good work, the jumper at the top is a beauty also, I will see you tomorrow to go to the knitting shop in Angel to buy some materiels for wooley goodness.

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