Monday, July 21, 2008

The Hats, they are a

Happening around here! This one done, another on the needles and even more planned. I'm in a hat phase around here. 2 for Kristy's Hat Quest (Ravelry Link) when I finish the one OTN and then I'll do 2 for Hats for Alex. All before the 8th of August, as when the Ravelympics start, I'll be knitting even more hats and cowls. Going to be using a lot of sock yarn stash for that, yes, I'm on the Team Blue Moon Fiberarts. I'm all for knitting with doubled yarns and using the stash :)

Ahh..something about Icord...yes, I love knitting it, can you tell!
Avalanche Hat
Avalanche Hat (pdf link)
Lamb's Pride Bulky in Turquoise Depths and Winter White, doubled
US 11 & 13 Brittany DPN's

You know how I love this yarn...well this hat is perfect for a skein of yarn, as long as you have a contrast color standing by :) As you can see I needed help to finish and had only about 1-2 yrds leftover. Great way to use up a random skein.
Avalanche Hat
My hat model was away , so I had to improvise the photo shoot. I enjoy knitting this pattern, it makes a very thick and warm (I'm sure it is!) hat and good to send to a cold area for wearing.

The last two weekends have had me shopping for the college boy and high school girl! Whew, except for some shoes for the girl, we are done.

There is more college boy shopping to do as a lot of what he needs is specific to the school and he's gotta be fitted for the uniforms, but that's waiting until our trip to Maine in 3 weeks folks!!! Yikes...*scampers off to get some boxes ready**

Candy anyone? I love Target's $1 spot. I got 2 of these, some of my favorite childhood candies (heh, who am I kidding, I still eat them!) They'll make good notions boxes to go into my many project bags...


sgeddes said...

The hat looks great! I need to get vack on track and make a few for Hats for Alex.

I haven't seen a Necco Wafer in a long time! I wonder if they still taste the same.

Karen said...

I didn't realize anyone but me ate Necco Wafers. People look at me oddly when I eat them. I must go hunt down some. :)

Cute hat!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Cute hat!! You are going to be on a hat roll! yay!!

Love the candy boxes too!

Anonymous said...

Great Avalanche hat! I love that pattern, too; so fast and warm and cute. I've got 2 hats to go to make my goal for the same project; I've done one Avalanche and I think I'll do another with the Lamb's Pride Bulky. I've got some pretty in the same pretty color, I think. Yep, I'm a copycat :-)

I love Necco Wafers; especially the chocolate ones.

tiennie said...

Cute hats! I love the dollar section at Target. :)

weezalana said...

What an adorable little hat! I love me the $1 section at Target, too. I can't resist cruising that area for something fun!

cpurl17 said...

The hat is adorab!

The $1 section is the first stop for me at Target!!

DPUTiger said...

It's official. I now know TWO people who love Necco wafers. I say "yuck!" More for you! :)

Tina - omme i London aka teeweewonders said...

Great idea and neat hat! I've promptly signed up as not only do I already have a couple of hats lying in the knitting basket, which I knitted as an experiment, but I have enough wool to make hundreds more! All right, I won't be knitting hundreds, but I'm sure I can churn out a few. :)

Knit and Purl Mama said...

I love candy that gives you notion boxes afterwards.

I wish we had target here.