Cover Your Head Knitalong

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

My Next Batch of Hats

I tend to think of hats in "batches" since every two months most of mine are donated to Caps for a Cure. So this is my latest batch.

The two purple hats on the left are made from Elann Esprit, a stretchy yarn that has lycra (copycat of Cascade Fixation.) The yarn does make great chemo caps.

My favorite hat this time around is the Stained Glass Hat, the fair isle hat on the right. It's made with Rowan Handknit Cotton for the background and Red Heart Soft Yarn for the color. It was a very fun knit. I made some major mistakes at the beginning, but look forward to making a better one later.

I suppose most hat knitting will stop for a while since warmer weather is approaching, I'll still be making a few hats every couple months and will check in when I get them done.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Covering my own (bald) head...

Recently had surgery on my head, which gave me an excuse to get it buzzed (which is the way I wore it a long time ago, but which DH hates). It feels like a furry little animal. Okay, so I know I'm not 20 and skinny anymore, but I might just keep it buzzed for awhile. I love the way it feels.

Except in -30 F temps. So, I knit myself some blue hair...

And another "normal" hat in Patons SWS Natural Blues, shown here keeping me warm yesterday at the World Ice Art Championships in Fairbanks.

These with the one extra from last time should give me another hat trick. Yippee!
Now must knit a couple of scarves, then back to the charity hats.
(Surgery went great... I'm fine and sassy as always.)

Monday, March 19, 2007

Newbie Question & Thanks

I know this isn't about hats...but I have a quick question to ask. I have buttons on my own blog that link to other sites but they provided the code. How do I get our button on my blog without any codes. Thanks in advance for any help that you can provide. :)

Oh...and thanks for all the wonderful comments on my hats and for the hat trick by my name!!!! How exciting to see that this morning!!!!!
The Misplaced Midwesterner

Friday, March 16, 2007

Finally Able to Post Pictures of my Finished Hats!

Okay...I'm trying agian....Here are the three hats that I have made so far this year.

The first one here is the one that I just finished making. I made it for my son's St. Patty's Day Hat Contest.
This next one I actually made by combining several patterns to get the one that I wanted. Again, I made it for my son.
Then last but not least...this is the first hat that I ever did.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

New to this Blog!

Hi there! I'm Kim and I am excited to be here. I was going to upload some pictures here but Blogger is experiencing troubles in that area so it will have to wait. You are, however, more than welcome to come on over to my blog and have a look around there.

I'm currently knitting a hat for Sam (my son) that he will wear to school on Friday. They will have a hat contest for their St. Pat's Day party. I am making a Bowl of Spaghetti Hat in a bright lime color. It is from DIYs show Knitty Gritty. The hat part is finished. All I have left to make now is the "spaghetti" part of the hat which is just i-cord for roughly 6 feet. Then Sam and I will decorate it with Shamrocks and gold coins. This hat knit up really quickly and will be fun to wear. I can imagine all the different options that you could do with this hat.

This hat will make the third hat that I have made so far this year, or forever, since I just started knitting hats. :)

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

First hat for the knitalong finished

I think I must have a big head. This hat fits me perfectly but is quite big on this styrofoam head. More to come!