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Thursday, October 27, 2011

A hat for me, ninja mask for her

I've waited long, I've knitted often. Finally, a hat I like!
I've also learned, I don't read instructions/ingredients/lists very well.  Could be I am always just too impatient.  Never mind, here is the hat!






I used the JC Slouch pattern again, even though I'm not a huge slouch fan.  See how I live on the edge! For the yarn I used a ball of Sirdar Peru I bought on Ebay (yes, I have a problem).  I originally thought (here is where the lack of reading skills comes into play) it was pure alpaca, but alas it is not.  It is only 10%!!  The rest is 50% wool and 40% acrylic.  Oh well, it is still lovely stuff, and warm.  I didn't have enough to do the whole hat one colour, so I used some 100% un-dyed wool I had to give it some stripes.  I love how it turned out.

In the last picture you can see one of our new little ladies.  About a month ago we bought some Hy-Line chickens and they are so much fun.  They are the friendliest chickens I've ever been around.  They even like to peek in the windows:

Additionally, I've finished my second ninja mask, for my daughter.  They had a great time posing in the garden after school today.  The yarn is the same as the first one, I just switched the arrangement around so they could tell them apart. 






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21 comments:

  1. Wow, that hat is gorgeous. I really love the stripes, the look fantastic.

    Your chicken is so cute. I'm hoping to get a few rescued ex battery hens when our garden is a little more finished!

    XXX

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  2. Love the hat, the stripes really make it :)

    The ninja masks are so funny, especially in those pictures! And I love your chicken

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  3. I like your hat! Your daughters look like they love their masks!

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  4. Super! Hats are so cute and pictures so funny...

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  5. I'm so glad you went for the slouch...it's awesome!

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  6. The hat turned out very well. I love the stripes!

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  7. I love the hat! I don't really like the style of slouch hats either, but I've found that since I have so much hair, they fit my head best! your girls look so cute together with their ninja masks on!

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  8. Cute little ninja-girls! I bet they're nice and warm now.

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  9. I LOVE the girls in their hats. TOO CUTE!
    Isn't it amazing how many yarns are labeled Alpaca yet have very little in it. I hate that. I LOVE your hat though. Super Sassy! Of course, I love slouch hats.

    Your chicken is beautiful

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  10. I love your hat, and those ninja hats sure will be warm!! :)

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  11. Nice hats all around, and that's a fine lookin chicken too! Your girls are adorable in their new hats, really cute, that series of pictures made me giggle!

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  12. Your hat turned out lovely...and your girls are just adorable in their Ninja hats. Who knew chickens could be so curious as to look in your window!

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  13. I love the white stripes against the blue. Don't you just love chickens? They are so much fun. I don't know what I would do without our hens and the fresh eggs they provide.

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  14. Those Ninja's look pretty toasty. Your hat turned out really nice, I love stripes. Such a pretty chicken, I love the reds.

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  15. Gorgeous - I LOVE the colours of your hat, it's stunning!

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  16. Soooo....the hats are great, I love them all. And your chickens are adorable! And the view you have....the view!! Wow!

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  17. Beautiful hats! I also just finished a wee balaclava. It's bound to be practical this winter!

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  18. Wow it's beautiful! And it looks like you live in heaven.

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  19. This is so pretty!! Would love it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/11/turquoise-lovin-11.html

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