Sunday, January 14, 2007

Plum of a day



This Sunday morning features Miss Rebecca's sugar plum hat, made for her because she asked me to. Who can say no to a small 4-year-old voice asking for a pretty hat in purple or maybe even pink. Please?

I knitted this from Frog Tree Chunky Alpaca on # 7 needles. I knitted it according to a modified beret pattern....which means I increased for the beret part, but not very much. Hence, the pouty plumish shape. The pom-pom is my first since the 6th grade, when I had to make the things in great volume for my mother for some drapes she was making. I have no memory of the drapes, just hours of pom-pom making, which could be why I have avoided them all these years.

Monday, January 8, 2007

Sometimes you have to get out the big guns...



...to start a new year. This year I have big plans. Maybe too many. I have a book to finish. I have to get over my fear of repetitive submission rejection. And I must get into shape. And I have 3 commissions for windows to get cracking on.

I know. Stop rolling your eyes. I go through this every New Years. Resolutions are a weakness of mine, but a motivator, nonetheless. If I named all of them here, this post would be much too long and much too ridiculous.

The kids are back in school today! Welcome 2007!

Thursday, January 4, 2007

Naomi in Kabucha 1



This just in from the far north. Ms. Naomi sporting her new hat, made by her creative, though complicated sister-in-law. (Ahem.) As you can see, snow was sighted briefly in Vermont, but only just before it rained and washed it all away. Well, at least one Kabucha hat got to fulfill its insulating mission.

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

A hat without a snowstorm




Is like a fish without an ocean? A baker without an oven? A predictable first-kiss Hollywood romance scene without the canned rainstorm? Or something like that.

Should we ever find winter again, I might actually be able to wear Pink Kabucha 2, featured here. It is marvelously warm and made extra large for my fat head full of swell ideas. The other two are simple winter caps knitted up for my son, a fellow who reviles at embellishments. (My first version included a sporty I-cord "sprout" that he insisted I remove.)

Now that I am snapping my own knitting pics, I have a new and awed respect for the many other bloggers who have come before me and included really gorgeous pictures of their knit work on their blogs. Eunny Yang comes immediately to mind. Hats off!