Friday, October 20, 2006

A Tisket, A Tasket...

a hat that's a bushel basket!

I mailed this hat off to Rabbitch yesterday. She's collecting hats to give to needy people in Vancouver, British Columbia. Oh, the real date of this post is October 24th. I had the pictures in draft mode for a few days.

This is a better shot of the hat.

The pattern is the Bushel Basket Bonnet by Susan H. Esser and it was in my Knitting Pattern-a-Day calendar. It's one of the few patterns in this calendar that I actually like. The yarn is Sirdar Nova Super Chunky and it's 50% wool/50% acrylic. I found it at my LYS in the clearance bin and I bought all she had there. I have it in black, red, green and this bronze color which I used for the hat. I love it for making charity hats. It's warm, fuzzy, and works up fast. The actual color looks more like this picture, though.

I was taking a close up shot of the pattern. I love how just moving where the purl stitch goes gives it almost a cable effect without doing cables. I'm going to make one of these hats for me since it doesn't look that bad on me. I think it's because there isn't a ribbing to push my hair into my eyes.

And here is a shot of the "hat stand" I used to model this hat. Not glamourous but it worked for the most part.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Fall is hat knitting season!

And that is what I'm doing. I made these hats to send to Stand Up For Kids. SUFK is a charity organization that helps homeless teens in Colorado. I donate to the Boulder, CO chapter. It's one of the charities helped by Knitting 4 Children. I'm working on more hats to send to them next month.

I also just sent out some items to the Cheyenne River Reservation in Eagle Butte, SD. Here are six pairs of mittens for the recent mitten challenge. I made 5 of the pairs and a friend made the sixth. We both picked up WoolEase in the woods print which is why there are two pairs in that color. Donna made the pair with the blue stripe in the cuff. She also made hers with a double strand of yarn.

A couple of years ago I made this hooded sweater for the son of one of my daughter's friends. I never had a chance to give him the sweater and they now live in Dallas, TX so I don't think he needs a sweater made from WoolEase Chunky yarn. I sent it to the Cheyenne River Reservation, too. Native American Support is a yahoo group that sends to this reservation.

And this is a picture of Scott and his sister sitting on the little private beach overlooking Barnstable Harbor that we had access to in Cape Cod. The weather was wonderful and we had a great time. We all agreed that next year we need to spend two weeks out there. One week is just too short a time. To see more Cape Cod pictures, visit my yahoo photo site at Photos .