Thursday, October 18, 2007

Immediate gratification knitting restores faith...


I took a sock-break yesterday, after my Jaywalker fiasco - I needed a breather.

I have been searching for a hat pattern for my Funky Carolina Handspun and through the miracle of Ravelry - I found this Dulaan Fetching Inspired Hat over at Grace knits a LOT! I loved the Fetching mitts last year so this seemed a natural progression. What a lovely knit-in-an-afternoon kind of project. I'm in love.

Here it is modeled by my daughter - but it really is for me:) I am thinking I could even fashion a couple of little pom-pons out of my left-over and hang them off of the top - that might be a bit much...

Anyways, thank you Grace for inadvertantly helping me rediscover my patience.


**maybe I will let my daughter have this hat after I finish drawing up the contract = if she loses it, I get her first-born child - that's fair, right?


Blogger nicole said...

Your hat is so beautiful! What yummy yarn.

7:28 PM  
Blogger sharon said...

gorgeous hat - I am still working on my first pair of Fetchings and love how quick they are to knit, but am in the SoTS and need to sit down and work on my harvest sock and... you get the idea. (we won't even get into the parenting bit)

7:45 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

Beautiful hat.
Beautiful girl.
Talented mom.

7:57 PM  
Blogger Jodi said...

Lovely hat! The colors remind me of sherbet. Thanks for the pattern link.

8:48 PM  
Blogger Grace said...

Love the hat! Thanks for commenting on my blog...I had no idea that the pattern was floating around Ravelry! I just got my invite tonight, so I will be seeing you there!

8:52 PM  
Blogger Knitting Kris said...

Absolutely love the hat! Don't you love instant gratification projects? Definitely helps when one is feeling frustrated with trying to match the pattern/yarn combo.

9:04 PM  
Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

I was also on the lookout for a Fetching inspired hat, I love it!!

9:15 PM  
Blogger a friend to knit with said...

this is a perfect skull cap....and i say YES to the pom pom....haning on an i-cord....too cute!!!

9:47 PM  
Blogger Nell said...

OOOhhhhh!!!!! I have a skein of Noro that is dying to be that hat. Thanks!!!! It's perfect for that homespun yarn.

1:34 AM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

What a great hat! I want to knit this too!

1:52 AM  
Blogger Elemmaciltur said...

No pom-poms! It looks gorgeous as is!

2:55 AM  
Blogger mle said...

Yay for quick knits!! I'm putting that hat pattern on my list for sure!

7:56 AM  
Blogger Cinnamonamon said...

Perfect marriage of pattern & yarn! Love it. :) I'm not big on pom-poms...but maybe dangling from an i-cord. :) Your daughter is a sweetie!

8:09 AM  
Blogger knittingma said...

*Love* your hat! That yarn is great.

2:24 PM  
Blogger sheepish one said...

love it! cute model too. ;-) watch out, she might swipe your hat!!

6:05 PM  
Anonymous claudine said...

Oh that's a beautiful hat! I love the Fetching mitts too, what a great idea to turn the pattern into a hat. The yarn is so lovely too!

12:15 AM  
Blogger Knitterella said...

Perfect hat! Just a touch of cables - love that!

Thanks for the link!

7:25 AM  
Blogger Shelley said...

The hat looks great, and the colourway seems perfect for it. I think I'll save a link to the pattern...I think it's one I'm going to have to make too.

7:57 AM  
Blogger Gramknits said...

Wonderful hat. glad you took a break from socks and restored you eequalibriam. It is great with or without pom poms.

3:49 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

What a lovely hat. It looks fantastic. I think I may have to add this one to my list.

9:05 PM  
Blogger Auntly H said...

I love it!

11:38 AM  
Blogger cbknits80 said...

Looks great, that yarn looks so pretty knit up!

2:55 PM  
Anonymous Marisol said...

I LOVE it! Do you think your daughter will be willing to part with it?

12:54 PM  
Blogger Tina said...

that hat is the perfect choice for the yarn - such a nice combination of texture and color! And congrats on getting re-inspired!

3:01 PM  
Blogger Knitting Bandit said...

Oh knit such pretty things! I always want to copy you. I'm going to have to add that to my Ravelry queu! I have a singleskein of Noro Transitions I couldn't find the right pattern for. I think you just gave it to me!

3:08 PM  

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