Wednesday, September 22, 2010

On fire!

This was such a fun knit project. It's nice to knit something quick when you also have long slow projects on the go.
I hand dyed the yellow mohair / wool yarn with oranges and reds, keeping some of the yellow untouched earlier this year.

Mixed it with black 100% wool yarn and knitted this hat in two evenings of movie watching!

Top of hat is very interesting with a petal shape or star shape design. Love it!
I am tempted to knit another one but to change the black designs with elements of this other hat I knitted last year.

Pattern is Fake Isle Hat by Amy King. I used 4 mm needles. Lots of yarn left over for a pair of mitts.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

First birthday

Bébé O is now one year old !

I remember last year when our daughter called us from Calgary to tell us she was on her way to the hospital and we were scrambling to get a flight out of Ontario as soon as possible.

Now, my daughter's little family have moved back to Ontario, very close to home. This little princess has brought so much joy to all of us, we are so grateful to have her in our lives.

The Pinwheel cardigan that I made her fits her well with lots of room to grow. The colours are happy colours and go well with this happy little girl.

This cardi is fairly quick to knit and I decided to continue with the colour changes on the sleeves as well.

I've been thinking of making her a matching hat. I had seen such a hat on someone's website, but I can't find it anymore. I guess I should have wrote it down somewhere when I saw it.

Here comes the fall!

I am not a big fan of the fall season, I much prefer the winter months. I think that it's the rain and the shorter evenings that I object to.

But on a beautidul day like today, what's not to like.

We have had a doe with her two fawns visiting almost every day lately. They come for the apples in the apple tree by the house. The fawns are so much fun to watch, they are playful and energetic.

With the cool weather of the past few days , a knitted hat was on the knitting list. I had this hand dyed yarn. It's a mohair and wool blend that I dyed this summer.

And mixed with black wool yarn I had on hand it became this Fake Isle Hat. You can find this pattern on Ravelry here.

The top looks like a star. I blocked it this afternoon and it fits me just perfect.

I think that a pair of matching mitts would be really nice to have. Thanks to Ravelry, I might have found the pair that I will make to match this hat.