Archive for the 'Hats' Category

C.A.P.E.R.

Wednesday, March 9th, 2005

I’m working on another caper hat right now for C.A.P.E.R. – the Caper Advancement, Promulgation and Enrichment Regime. C.A.P.E.R. has as its primary goal the creation and maintenance of a caper-friendly environment on earth and, by extension, all human-habitable environs. Persuant to this, members of C.A.P.E.R. periodically assemble caper acoutrements such as caper hats, utility […]

Geek Chic

Thursday, February 3rd, 2005

Thanks to Annie for pointing this link out to me: Katamari Damacy hat. For those of you who do stuff like, you know, talking to people and being outdoors in your free time instead of constructively completing high-difficulty levels in video games, Katamari Damacy is a game where you roll a ball around collecting things. […]

First Felting

Sunday, December 12th, 2004

So, the Xmas projects are underway… Here’s my first attempt at felting, which I think is turning out pretty well. I used Lily Chin design and the ever-popular Lamb’s Pride Worsted. In retrospect, this shot kind of makes me look like a terrorist, don’t you think? Ten minutes of agitation later, the felting was well […]

Thanksgiving Debriefing

Tuesday, November 30th, 2004

So my mom, my stepfather, my grandmother and I all bundled into the car for the very long drive to Albuquerque for Thanksgiving. A very large chunk of the family assembled there this year, and as always, my sister was the consumate hostess. Her house is right at the edge of the Sandia mountains, giving […]

Handy Winter Reference

Thursday, November 4th, 2004

Just saw this over at RedLipstick. Might come in handy this winter, especially since I promised Christian and Robin some mittens. How about that election, eh? The English medical journal The Lancet is publishing a report that there have been at least 100,000 Iraqi civilian deaths by violence since the U.S. invaded. Saddam Hussein wasn’t […]

New Projects

Saturday, October 23rd, 2004

Two new projects underway: a Holey Moley poncho for my friend Annalie and a felted hat for Kelly. I just finished the test swatch for the hat. It’s 8 ½” wide and 7″ high. I’m going to go grab a zippered pillow case to throw it in for the felting and then see how much […]

The rest is carrots

Friday, October 8th, 2004

All the tricky work is done on the bunny butt hat. Now there’s just a crown decrease (in the purple of the brim) and some dangly carrots that hang off the top. I usually make fun of other knitters when they make patterns like this. I am not a fan of animal motif Fair Isle […]

Brief diversion

Tuesday, October 5th, 2004

While the satchel is on hold, I am keeping my knitting time full by working on a hat that someone asked me to make a few months back. I am knitting bunny butts. When we were picking out the yarn for this, I told her not to worry about getting any in a white colorway […]

A quilted kufi

Sunday, July 11th, 2004

One thing I like about hats is that they knit up really fast and give you a little piece of knitting canvas upon which to try out new stitches. This is a quilted stitch that caught my eye. It would undoubtedly show up better on a light, solid-colored yarn, but I think the effect is […]

Handspun Goodness

Tuesday, June 29th, 2004

As promised, here’s the hat that I made out of the wonderful yarn Urban GypZ sent me: And – well, I’m not sure if I should say this in public. But, here goes. Diego, I know you’re chilly. I feel your pain. If you ever want to, you know, come over for a while . […]