We never seem to be short of ideas for hats. They can be challenge hats where we make something to lift our game and skills. They can be oddments projects or custom made for a specific person or event. We never get tired of making hats or seeing all the new hats which pop up when we get together.
Top left is Hilary’s pixie hat. She is great at making whimsical hats suitable for any kind of little woodland creature. Bottom left is Cathy’s Ravenclaw hat which she made for her granddaughter. We liked the colours. Middle is Marina’s crochet hat. It’s a nice green and a very interesting pattern with a good shape. Right are Maria’s beanies. She was revamping some World War 2 patterns. We loved the tow natural coloured beanies but the other ones are really good to look at too. Maria always seems to get something original into her beanies by way of colour or technique.
Lots of cheerful chat and ideas today and some great things to look at . Plenty of colour and plenty of very special projects either underway or finished. Quite an inspirational meeting today but surprising to learn we have only two weeks left before our break up !
Show and Tell
Alexis: felted silk tunic in red silk & carded wool, a small , knitted coin purse which is a gift from an ex member, Ruth.
Janette: a ball of spun wool in blue/grey.
Chris: has woven 2 lovely scarves from her spun wool one blue/grey, one green/yellow.
Jan H: 3 delightful crocheted baby rattles.
Hilary : 2 spun skeins of citrus coloured tops.
We have had some lovely hats over recent meetings.
Alexis had knitted and felted two very stylish hats. We loved the lime green colour of the top middle but the oatmeal one drew a lot of attention too because it just looked so good and was a perfect hat for a smart winter outfit. Middle bottom are Anne’s ribbed beanies. She spun the wool and the colours are striking and interesting. Good colours to cheer up winter! Top left is Hilary’s beret . So colourful and cheery. She spun leftover tops and don’t they look effective as they have been knitted up? Far left are Maria’s beanies from her spun wool. The purple and yellow looks good . It’s a visually interesting pattern. At the bottom she is making a gelati coloured beanie. Such a fun look with those colours. Winter does not have to be dull.
We are lucky. We get to see all this colour and texture every week. We get to make it too. We get to see what people do with their yarn or how they combine colours and fibres. It is a constant visual feast and melting pot of inspiration and ideas. Often we don’t know what we are doing to make with the colours we are spinning. That comes after. Sometimes we do know exactly what we want to do with the yarn we are spinning. Half the fun is looking at the colours and thinking about what we would do with it or others thinking what they would do with it.
Jan H’s bright green fibre has been dyed with food colouring. She dyed wool and alpaca fleece and the resultant colours in the yarn are just wonderfully vibrant and eye catching. Jan E often spins silk in with some of the yarns she makes and it gives such a lift to the colour and texture of the yarn. She wasn’t overly fond of the hankie silk but it didn’t matter. It was something she wanted to try. We just try things out and we either like it or we don’t . The bonus is, someone else might like it!
Just look at the colours and squishy yarns. What would you do with them?