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11 July 2012

Instant gratification

Last night I had one of those evening when none of my WIP's were shouting 'knit me'.  What I wanted was something that I could start and finish in an evening.  Sheet of paper handy, I doodled a few flowers and decided they would look good on a hat.  A hat is quick, especially a 3-6 months size, so I cast-on 78 stitches and here is the result.  Knitted in Patons Smoothie, the pattern I made up as I went along.  I've knitted enough baby hats to know a rough pattern from my head now.






More buttons and yarn (380g)  for my stash from the charity shop




Books - I had to abandon the Birdsong when it got to the part when they were in the tunnels.  I started to have a panic attack, can't stand confined places. Even woke up in the night shouting from a bad dream. Don't ask about being in an MRI scanner!!!

So I am now reading The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon this is the third of a series, check out the link for info on the others.  Its a much more stress free read



For more WIP's go to Tamis and Yarn Along

12 comments:

  1. My goodness me! did you really design and knit that in one evening? I'd love an adult size one!

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  2. That hat is super adorable! I love how the brown contrasts with the color of the flowers, it is so attractive! Please consider writing this up as a pattern!

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  3. Great hat! Love the flower design :)

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  4. I can't believe you designed that and knit it in one evening. It looks amazing

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  5. That hat is adorable! I love that flower design. So so cute!

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  6. What a great hat! I love seeing how other people write up their patterns as they go, so thanks for sharing that graph paper detail. The buttons look really fun, too.

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  7. What a cute hat!! Sounds like giving up on a book giving you nightmares is a good idea, the new one you are reading looks very interesting!

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  8. design, knit, finish all in one night? WOW..

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  9. That hat is lovely- congrats!

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  10. Wow, I am SO impressed by that adorable hat. I can't believe you can just make it up yourself. It is just wonderful.

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  11. that hat is super cute! lovely job! :)

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