Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Brr it's cold




It's definitely getting colder and I have a family birthday next week, my sister in law Ellen. So I thought I'd knit her a slouchy hat to keep her warm, it's the first hand made item to gift this year. I started out with the Blackberry Beanie pattern but changed it slightly and I'm using seed stitch. It knits up quickly because the set up row is all knit, the right side is K1, P1 all the way across. I'm going to rename it Ellen! I gave her a sneak preview last night and it's going to be finished this week. She loved the colour too!

slouchy hat


seed stitch


I'm using Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in silver but in daylight it's very much like duck egg. I do love this yarn. so soft and snuggly and great stitch definition.

I've already bought more yarn for my next project! I'm back to Louisa Harding Akiko for some more luxury, I love knitting with this one too.A new hat for me to go with my padded grey winter coat. My dad chose the colour when I visited on Sunday along with my granny square blanket project no. 2 for some therapy time! My dad loves to watch me crochet these cute little granny squares, helping me chose colour combinations.


next hat project yarn

granny square production line
glorious grannies

10 comments:

Jo@awholeplotoflove said...

It is becoming cold isn't it. That's so sweet about your dad watching you crochet. Take care xx

Jo said...

It's looking great, I'm sure your sister in law will love it. I've just been catching up with your posts, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad, I do hope that things are going well and that he's coping with the chemo. It's a horrible thing to go through but it does a good job in the end.

mamasmercantile said...

Glorious indeed, those squares are looking wonderful. Love the yarn for the hat a real delight and such a wonderful gift. I am sure she will be thrilled as the temperatures are dropping rapidly.

Wainwright and Wright.Co said...

I'm sure your sister in law will love her hat - it is a gorgeous colour. I love it that your dad helps to choose your colour combinations for your squares, he will part of the blanket!
Caz xx

mrsnesbitt said...

The trouble with reading such wonderful blog posts like this I "feel" as though I have been knitting myself when in fact I am HOPELESS with a pair of knitting needles - but perhaps 2016 is the year I learn to knit! Right now we are having a serious revamp of the porch and storage space is a key feature of the improvement so.....when all is done and I am organised (LAUGH) I will make a list - of things to do.

Dxx

Amanda Hurrell Eight-by-Six said...

That made me smile, never a day without knitting or crochet, I just can't stop!

Amanda Hurrell Eight-by-Six said...

It's very good therapy for my dad and takes his mind off all the hospital visits

Amanda Hurrell Eight-by-Six said...

It's good timing as the UK temperatures are now well and truly winter

Amanda Hurrell Eight-by-Six said...

Thanks Jo - he does love my crochet and knitting. Must be all the coloured yarn

Amanda Hurrell Eight-by-Six said...

Hi Jo - things are a little better although he has a long journey yet. I've immersed myself in yarn and all the pretty colours, keeps me sane and keeps me going