Thursday, January 29, 2009

A Hat and More Hats and More ...

One of the things that I like about Crochet and Knitting is the fact that I am always learning. There are so many things I have not done that I want to do. That reminds me I owe a Meme to Riohnna, don't worry I will have to remember to make space for it later. The hat above was gifted to me by Deneen, she always does wonderful work and it fits like a glove. Actually like a comfy glove. It is very soft and even in San Francisco, we appreciate the warmth of a nice Wool hat once in a while.

So what you see above is the yarn that my Partner at the MWK scarf Exchange gave me and I am making a hat to match the scarf. I was looking for male designers and I found a very talented man. His name is Danny and you can find him here at and you can also find him in Ravelry Here . That is his designer profile. I don't want my lady friends to think that I am discriminating lol!, it is not my style. Why did I chose his designs, three by the way. I found them very intriguing and one of the Hats I got the pattern for uses Noro yarn and it looks fantastic, it is called the Traveling Rib Hat and it is a saver. I also liked that he uses Lamb's Pride which is another yarn that I enjoy working with. The Pattern above that you are seeing the starting point of is called the Head Hugger and it is made on the flat with short rows, you can see the pattern HERE. I thought the patterns and the colors that he has chosen to show off his patterns convinced me to give it a try and see what happens. Thanks Danny Ouellette for designing something that is very man friendly !!! I say that because very few hats can be unfriendly to men or women , but some are definitely looking better on a man or on a woman, you know what I mean!

Among the projects of this year I want to finished the garterlac scarf, I want to take a class on Top Down Sweater, Toe up socks, I want to make an afghan Favorites to be made is "The Great American Aran Afghan"or and "Tree of Life Afghan" , a top down sweater, a cardigan and of course more hats, maybe even some more scarves! There are some intriguing Crochet Patterns on site, but most likely I will be making more Crochet Hat Patterns. There are two Works In progress that You are going to love when they get done. So I hope that you will indulge me in taking the journey with me and my crafts for a wonderful year or Beautiful Yarn, Beautiful Patterns and Beautiful People. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

MWK Scarf Exchange

This is the scarf that I got in the exchange of the Men Who Knit. The pictures do little justice to the wonderful colorway of Malabrigo and the wonderful Scarf that my partner made. Roderick Mobley did a great job!
He included a Season's greetings Card from the Windy City and enough yarn for what you said? You got that right I am making a Hat with the extra yarn lol! Well Don't worry I have ways of giving my hats away to charity when they are too many. Thanks for stopping by and let's see what trouble I can get into later on this week. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Happy 2009

The Holidays for me last until the 6 th of January. As a kid we would go on the 5th of January and get a shoe box and fill it up with grass cuttings and set a bowl of water and the shoe box under the bed, next day the Three Kings have left us gifts under the bed. They came while we were asleep in the middle of the night. The camels ate the grass and had some water. Sometimes it seems so pagan and maybe it is, an offering to the Gods of Kobol! I just think itis fun for the kids to do!
I embraced the new year with lots of positive things happening. Before I forget, in the video I show you some of my Christmas gifts. Christmas was very nice and full of surprises as always. I have been a bit lazy in my blogging and there has not been much to blog about. Sometimes we do make this blogging connection with the world and I come into your life and you wonder what's up with this guy?
Some health issues have been resolving which is always good to hear. So the new year starts with healing and feelings of abundance and gratitude for everything we have, and for the Universe being able to fulfill all our dreams and desires.
I have been setting up my New Computer which is where I am blogging from, twice as much memory which is great for videos and pictures, lots of disc space, and a good Flat Screen so that I am able to see once again lol! I got a nice Dell Vostro 420, with free upgrades and free shipping, what else can you ask?
So I will be sharing more with you later this month as I get the ball rolling as they say with some of my works in progress which I have been working on for a very long time lol. Have a wonderful 2009 and thanks for stopping by!

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