Thursday, August 19, 2010

My Creative Space

About a week ago Miss C’s boyfriend told me it was his birthday on the Saturday (that's last Saturday) and since he’s usually wearing a hat of some kind or another every time I see him, I thought I’d make him a hat. Since it was already Sunday, I rushed to visit Morris and Sons on the Monday and picked up some of their Woollahra … an 85% wool, 10% silk, 5% cashmere mix.



This is a really nice looking yarn. It comes in a range of different colours and I loved the charcoal I found, and the texture … it’s a little nubby. There's a but though … the wool is really delicate. I was pulling the yarn to secure the first stitch and it came apart in my hands. I had to yank out the whole thing and start again because I was left with about an inch of tail to sew in. And because I’m so nervous about the whole breaking yarn thing my knitting is so much looser than it normally would be.

Fittingly the hat I picked is the Boyfriend Hat from Stephanie Likes to Knit.


This has been the easiest hat to make ... it took me a tiny four days to finish it, and that included unravelling it a couple of times. And it was ready on the Friday night, wrapped and ready to give to the boyfriend on Saturday.

Here's the rub ... his hair was all done when Miss C gave him the hat that I haven't seen him wearing it since.

OK … last whinge for the day … what’s the fascination with knitting on a circular needle? I don’t get it. It may be because I’m using a 16” needle and there’s just not enough needle to grab onto securely … plus I hate having to push the stitches from the skinny bit to the actual needle. I’m sorry … but that gives me the s*#%s! Having said that though, I either love a challenge or I'm a sadist ... you guessed it, I'm knitting another one.

There’ll be lots more activity … and probably a whole lot less bitching at Kirsty’s at kootoyoo. It’s probably best to leave me alone to grumble …

7 comments:

Little Ted Canvas said...

It's looking great! I have been too scared to attempt circular needles, they sound complicated...

74 Lime Lane said...

what a great hat ~ that wool and texture is really lovely, great for a bloke

Rainbow Child said...

i cant stand NOT using circs hahaha, i even do my flat knitting ona cable now :P

nicole said...

hrmmmmm i've never quite understood how the whole circular knitting needle thing works, maybe i'll have to youtube it and give it a go, or not if the grumbles are anything to go by.
and don't worry about the bitching, a little bit can be therapeutic!
xox

Missy_Minzy said...

have not try to knit anything..so cant really comment on that...as for the Miss C's Bf hat...that is truly ace! :)

thanks for the lovely comment in my blog. Irene X

Catherine said...

it does look great... I have no circular needle experience, so can't share your frustration, but thanks for the warning though!

Sandrine said...

Hi Thanks for visiting my creative space this week and leaving me a comment :)Your wool looks really gorgeous, sorry I can not help or understand your frustration:) I keep clear from circular things and knitting (so far!), I like a little hook thing ...but way way to many crafty addictions to keep under control!:)
PS: I was admiring your vintage sheet parcel how awesome!!
Have a nice day x