Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Another Hat that I Wear - #12 of 365

I am pretty well known for the fact that I wear hats. If I don't have one on, frequently people who have known me for years don't recognize me. I look for hats everywhere and have bought them everywhere from Nordstrom's and the ARC. The blue bowler in my Blogger Profile is from Nordy's and this brown one is the latest addition to my collection, which I found at the ARC.

I am still knitting away on the Shawls for 10 Shawls in 2010.

However, I frogged the original #2 (the Lacy Prairie from Cheryl Oberle's Folk Shawls in LBY Fisherman's Wool) and started it anew. I also started a cotton lace stole from a leaflet I got at Michael's. I did, as is fairly usual, amend the pattern to add an extra repeat so the stole is a bit wider. It's being knitted from Sugar and Cream Confectionary in the Plum Pudding colourway. It's a worsted weight yarn but done in the lace pattern, it will make it loose and light-weight. The lace pattern is an eight row repeat on fairly large needles, so it's a pretty mindless knit.

I also took delivery of two skeins of Cherry Tree Hill Misty Moor sock yarn yesterday for one of the 10. Though, I keep changing my mind about which shawl it's going to be. More shall be revealed.


corvustristis said...

Me too! My favorite hat in my collection (besides those I've knitted) came from a shop near Golden Gate Park in San Francisco that sells all sorts of vintage stuff. And by vintage, I mean they had racks from the 1980s all the way back to the 1880s or earlier. It was amazing.

gypsylulu said...

Ahh...what a cute shot of you in your hat, Leslie!
it suits you! Eventho i love hats, they are not for me!...lol!
Good luck with all your shawls!

Leslie said...

Thanks, I am so suited for hats and glad for it.

DancesWithPitBulls said...

*wanders off to find her copy of the Folk Shawl book to see what the Prairie Shawl looks like

Hey I haven't actually seen you in a doofy hat yet!

(Captcha word= bellyro hahahahahaha!!!)

Leslie said...

@Rebecca, maybe cuz I don't have one?

Bellyro, that's a good one. LOL

Jan said...

I wear hats all the time also and people tell me I look good in them. I wonder what it is that lets us look good in them but not someone else? I like your brown hat. I bought a red knit felted hat and needle felted a crow onto it that I get a lot of compliments on. Hats are great!