Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Another was a nice combination of rusty reds and browns, but it got sold before I could get photos. So I made a new one in similar colors. The top of this one is multi-color around the top also, but in a more subtle combination of earthy shades. The section that looks olive green is actually more brownish. This hat is now up on the website.
I hadn't made any ski caps in bright colors lately, so I tried using some colors that ordinarily would probably not be considered likely to go well together. This is a sort of game I like to play sometimes - take a pile of yarns that are all different colors and make them work together somehow. I've also used a variety of textures here, including some bright blue dyed samoyed hair. The ties are braided rather than crocheted. Something I've been wanting to try out. See close up photo below.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
My daughter, Allie, made these two hats. She is also a spinner and hat maker. Both hats are made from handspun and hand dyed wool, bamboo and angora. The baby hat fits from 3 months to 2 years, and the adult one is a medium large to extra large. She wasn't really thinking of a mom and baby matching set, but it would certainly work well that way.
The adult hat is a slouchy style that she developed last winter. It's a flattering style for most everyone, and works well for those who have big hair and like to wear it stuffed in a hat. The colors are subtle shades of gray, blue gray and lavender gray.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
The gray and white are the natural color of the fiber, and the pink is Corriedale wool spun and dyed by me. The husky hair was more difficult to spin than some I've had in the past, but seems to have been worth the effort. It's for a newborn, but I made it a bit larger since babies grow very fast. This hat should fit very nicely by three months and last to about one year or longer.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Here's another view of Marks skull cap.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
I haven't made a sweater in awhile, so decided it was about time. A birthday party was being held for an old friend, and I had 'nothing to wear' - that is nothing I wanted to wear. I hate shopping so decided to make myself a new sweater. I opted for an old favorite pattern called a bat wing sweater. It's knitted all in one piece, starting at one cuff, then knitting right through the body and out the other arm. I improvised (as usual) as I went along, so it was a challenge to remember what I'd done when I started on the second half of the body. It all worked out though, and was a big hit at the party. It's mostly wool, with some silk, dyed samoyed hair, and art yarn stripes that add a little bit of sparkly.