12.03.2008

{Knitting Little Luxuries}

By my chair...and as I look at it, I wonder why the turquoise yarn isn't there...must be on the sofa under the coverlet. I'm making this hat in turquoise for Megan, and it's my first adventure in actually following a knitting pattern. I try, but usually go off on my own, improvising and ending up not being too happy with the outcome. Those pears...I 'overfelted' them to hide the decrease boo boos.
Meg liked this hat style, but said I could leave the buttons off; I reminded her of all of the colorful basic buttons we purchased last summer for an apron, and we're going to embellish the turquoise hat with red, yellow, and hot pink buttons.

The pattern comes from this book...Knitting Little Luxuries. It has some really pretty and (from what I've heard) easy to complete projects. I'd like the Juliet scarf for myself...but I really don't think I'm up to any lace knitting.
I'm looking forward to finishing up decorating this weekend and posting some holiday pictures. A Friday evening trip to New Harmony (The Christmas Walk) and a Sunday trip to Newburgh for the annual House Tour should also call for some nice photo opportunities. Better charge up the batteries!

6 comments:

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

That looks like a sweet cap. I hope that you are able to resist the urge to head off on your own this time.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

What a cute hat and I love the buttons on it!

I've never really made anything with my knitting LOL! My daughter and I just knit very long irregular pieces!

Manuela

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

This is so pretty. I love the hat. I think on a young person the buttons would be adorable. My friend at church made me a purple hat something like it and I love it. Of course, mine is sans buttons.

Denise said...

I just wanted to stop by and tell you how much I enjoy reading your blog!

I love, love the hat that you are making! If I could only knit.... That's something I have never been able to get the hang of.

Have a great day!

Glenda said...

I just started taking up knitting again. It's been years since I picked up a needle and yarn, so long that I forgot how to start until I watched a video.

I know it will take a little time to get back in the swing of things.

Ciao

a woman who is said...

Dropping by via Vee. Love your list of simple pleasures and your knitting. Especially the felted pears! Charming.