Posts Tagged 'purple'

Hats 162 to 165: Textured

Stroke screen for full texture appreciation

Voila, I am all up to date with the hats! I thought this day would never come! Two of them, the hats with purple in, are a fascinating combination of textures – the purple is rough, and the pink is smooth, slippery cotton. They’re great to feel with your eyes closed.

This is what I will be reading tonight, relevant, hey? Soon I’m going to be starting a Ravelry bookring, and this book will be registered on BookCrossing to make it easier to track.

Today I did epic planting and gardening, and now I’m watching Glee and working on my sock yarn blanket. I just watched the pilot of Glee, so for people who remember the closing song, here is a Spotify link for you.

Hats 160 and 161: Spot the hats

It's hidden in plain sight!

A clue? You want a *clue*?

Here are two hats made with that pink Luxury Soft Cotton DK by Sirdar. (In case you are curious, it’s a very splitty and slippery yarn, but makes a nice soft fabric with a lovely drape.) One is using some of the 5-ply from the Epic Shawl.

As you can see, I got my issue 17 of The Knitter through the post today. It was in a special offer – I get three issues worth Β£5.99 in the shops, plus a free craft caddy, for Β£1! Yes, that is ONE BRITISH POUND.

In other news, I have made a nice header! I win!

ETA: You may enjoy following my friend Mazzle’s blog, which can be found over at – do iiiiit!

Hat 140: Daveness

Purple bobble hat, with light blue, grey/green and black bands.

See the resemblance?

This hat is in honour of Dave, who is lovely. Like Dave, this hat is funky, sexy, colourful and tasteful. It fits well and suits any situation.

It contains some light blue Rowan Cashsoft DK, which was (in my opinion) a little lighter than your average DK, a bit splitty but very silky and great stitch definition. There’s also some black King Cole DK Merino, which is lovely and soft, and heavier than the cotton I’ve been working with for the last week or so.

It’s enabled me to use up some of the little bits and bobs in the wool box. I really enjoyed knitting it. It even has a purple acrylic bobble on top, and was worth getting out the proper camera for.

Just like Dave.

Hats 138 and 139: Mattie’s dessert of choice

A purple and cream striped hat, and a white hat with red flecks and a red bobble

Yom? Discuss.

Mattie, who is wonderful and has made my windows all fabulous. pointed out that the one on the right has a cherry on top and reminds her of blancmange, and the one on the left reminds her of yoghurt. Who can argue with Mattie? No one, that’s who.

You’ll be pleased to know that my knitting work has come to an end for the time being, and I although I enjoyed almost every minute of it, I am pleased to be back to my usual knitting routine. I will be catching up as best I can, and I have some guest-blogging posts coming up too. πŸ™‚ Watch this space.

Hats 119-121: Lurrrrve

Three stripey hats, two with bobbles

The lighting is not great due to I could not be bothered

Voila! Will try to knit two hats tomorrow to be up to date, but let’s be honest, it might not happen due to Fran and Dave (eeeeeeeee!!!!!!) coming to stay! They’ve come all the way from Sheffield and I’ve not seen them in a squillion years! It’s all very exciting, and then I have to make a big meal for everyone. I cannot decide between risotto and soup, though Dan has expressed a preference for soup. I will think about it tomorrow. Now, to have a go with the sock yarn blanket. πŸ™‚

This post was hardly about hats at all, was it? Can you tell I’m excited?

PS: That sock listing has over 3,000 views now!

Hats 109 and 110: Pushy

One with ear flaps, one with a bobble

Observe how the hippie turns an unwanted disk from a plug-and-play tech into a coaster.

Yesterday was a Big Day. Sir Kirsty was hear to witness some of it. First of all, in the morning I asked @innocentdrinks to promote my blog. They did, and over the course of the day I got nearly 400 hits! Woo. πŸ˜€ Below is a little graph of the hits, compared to other days.

Under 50 for every day except yesterday, when it went up to 375 views!

Back down again today, I notice. πŸ˜›

Also, I made these two hats, one with earflaps. Kirsty picked the colours for both, and insisted on earflaps. She’s so pushy!

And finally, I got some awesome earthy woolly goodness through the post from the gorgeous Jae, who has done some lovely things for me in the past. She is lovely; if you see her in the street (she’s oop North), give her a cuddle from me.

5 balls and one cone of yarn! And a very sweet note. :)

I particularly like the look of the stuff on the cone. πŸ™‚

Hat 106: Aston Vanilla

Purple-sparkly and blue striped bobble hat

Excellent use of natural lighting

Interestingly, you can sort of see the sparkles here. Steve commented that it was Aston Villa colours, and because I have no interest in football (Americans: that’s soccer, silly), and because when we were about 10 we used to call them Aston Vanilla to annoy the fans in the playground, this is what they are still called… in my brain.

Note toΒ  Aston Villa fans: I don’t think you’re vanilla. I’m sure you’re all very exciting and unusual.

ETA: I checked the records, and I know where I am now. πŸ™‚ I’m three hats behind, and catching up!

Hats 104 & 105: Surprising hat

A blue hat with a mad fluffy brim and a pink-ish hat with bobble

The camera fell over

So, I made a hat yesterday and I found this blue fuzzy one in the box and I’m confused about whether I’ve counted it or not so I’m going to work it out and get back to you.

In other news, I have an eBook reader, Mattie may be guest-blogging sometime soon, and it’s a lovely day!

This smoothie hat could’ve been modeled on an actual smoothie bottle, but I wanted to tell you about this organic tomato ketchup you can get from Lidl which is cheaper than Heinz. Buy it instead, and help to save the little ecologically diverse and helpful buggies and birdies and stuff!

Hats 92-94: Poofalicious

A purple pixie hat, a stripey bobble hat and a HUGE hat!

To scale

Observe! It’s like someone took an ordinary hat and filled it with hairy dynamite and ran away and watched from behind the TV. Or, which I think is more appropriate to the name, like someone stuck a straw into the hat and blew, and it poofed up out of all proportion.

The stripey one is using up some of that Berlande stuff, and the purple one is the funkeh pixie decreases with some RAKed wool.

That reminds me, I need to tell you about the mahoosive box of wool from Turtlegnome. BRB…

ETA: Here is a photo of the ridiculous hat from the side, to show how poofalicious it really, really is. Also, I thought you’d like to see all the hats in the box, since you’ve only ever seen them one at a time.

A big box of hats, as if I'm going to describe them to you! And the poofy hat is about three times as wide as the bottle!

It's huge!

Hat 87: Sideways hat

Purple hat, on its side

The world is topsy-turvy!

I thought it’d be more interesting if the hat were at a different angle today. Just to make your life that little bit less predictable; I spread chaos, me.

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