There were some nice hats this week. You would never be lost in Hilary’s luminescent green beanie. Beautifully spun, eye catching green which would make you a stand out. the cables on the hat give it visual interest and a professional finish. Jan’s autumn colours slouch beanie is lovely. It is cosy. The colours are rich and warm and it just makes you want to wear it. The double , folded edge at the boarder makes it looks really neat. Then there’s Marjorie’es psychedelic beret. She bought the unspun colourway in Nimbin and has since spun and now knitted it up. The loud colours are fun and this would be a very cheerful beret to wear on a cold winter’s day. Sometimes you jsut have to make a colour statement with your accessories.
The weather was beautiful on Monday and our ocean view was quite spectaular. it may have been April Fool’s Day but no fools were present. Just plenty of enthusiastic peopel with great colours and good ideas.
Marjorie: 3 skeins 1, multi coloured blue, green & red, purple & green & a spun wool vest in brown with white flecks.
Janette: ball of spun wool in grey & turquoise.
Cathy: Beret in dark brown, blue & red, ball of spun wool dark brown alpaca/pink corriedale.
Marina: large rug crocheted pattern from corner to corner in various shades of brown, fawn & cream. Small beanie with a fur pom pom.
Karin: a crescent scarf spun from wool dyed at our work shop.
Jan 1: 3 beanies knitted from commercial fibres in various colours, turquoise fluffy/blue, various reds with stripes of blue & black, mainly greens with stripes of blue & violet.
Peter: weaving a piece for a ruck sack,
John is weaving his straps for the latest shopping bag.
Instagram obviously likes blues and greys this year and Wendy’s feather and fan scarves from her homespun wool were clearly a favourite. Then comes Margaret’s chicken for the chicken challenge. On the second row is Janette’s homespun hat with the gathered top, then Marina’s striped beanie and Maria’s socks. On the bottom row Margaret’s Aran knitting which has done well since it was a recent addition to our photos. In the middle at the bottom is Marjorie’s reversible man’s jumper which was so warm and clever. Last, but by no means least , are Christine’s knitted koala and knitted sheep . Interesting that it is all knitting this year. All that and more this year. We have done well!!
We love making hats. They can be a good way to use up oddments or smaller amounts of spun yarn. They can encourage us to think creatively and then we can always think about style and colour. This week we had some really good hats.
Alexis had some flat topped knitted hats which she had made from her own dyed and spun wool. Lovely colours and a different sort of design for a hat which was a bit more stylish than a beret or beanie. The felt trims were a nice addition but the colours! The lavender one had such a lovely mix of other colours in it which were picking up the light.
Cathy made a fluffy , puffy child’s beanie from the acrylic yarn leftovers he had. Some acrylic art yarn gives an interesting effect. She mixed them, with some fawn linen yarn . Making a pompom from acrylic , fluffy yarn wasn’t so easy.
Christine had made 3 green hats from her spun wool. It’s a lovely green and the pastel buttons just go so nicely on these hats to break the colour and then add a cheerful visual lift.