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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Intuitive hat

I started this hat back in July, as my knitting for the air plane.  It didn't work out that way however, as the bamboo circulars I was using broke rather early on.  I have NO luck with bamboo and I won't buy it again.  So ended up playing endless rounds of bejewelled on my cell phone and wishing I didn't get motion sick so I could read.  Anyway, I bought some aluminium circulars for the way home, not even knowing if they would make it through security.  They did!  So I worked on the ribbing until it was 2" and then slept the rest of the way home (yay night flight!).

I found this pattern on Ravelry, and it really lives up to the name of Intuitive.  The repeat is so easy it is excellent TV knitting, so I ended up finishing it rather quickly after the house move was complete. 

I used a different type of yarn that the pattern called for, so it didn't end up as slouchy as I was hoping, because I ran out and didn't have any more in that colour.  The wool is Wendy Mode, 50% wool, 50% acrylic and it is soft and warm and lovely.  I love that it is thick and warm. I love that it is reversible. I love the colour.  I love the hat.  Just not on me.  I appear to be incredable picky about what I want on my head, so it's a good thing I like making hats! 

Here is the reverse side

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Where did my internet go??

Hello everyone, and welcome back to my blog!  I have been for gone over a month now, and let me tell you, I missed blogging!  I missed crafting.  I missed you guys!

First of all, we had a great summer holiday.  Two weeks with the family in the Midwest, and it was HOT.  That just enabled us to go swimming every day, lay in front of the fan (something we never get a chance to do in Scotland), eat ice lollies every day, and sometimes twice a day! 

Second, we moved.  Succesfully, or at least, it is done!  The house sale was final the beginning of August, and it was such a pain and so stressful, I couldn't be more glad it is over.  All of the boxes are unpacked, and I LOVE our new house.  I will post some pictures of my craft room as soon as I feel it is clean enough.  I am still trying to get organized, without spending any money............

Here are a few pictures of the house though, it is a stone farmhouse in the Scottish Highlands.  Gorgeous. 

View from the font door

So what if when it rains the water turns murky/golden from the peat in the soil.  So what if we have to turn the heating on in August because it is grey and cold.  It is relaxation itself.  Today the sun is shining and everything in my little world seems perfect.  Except........


I have to got to the library each and every day to check my email, and since I teach online, things are difficult.  But still, it is only a hiccup on the road, and should be sorted by the end of August.  At least, that is what I am telling myself.  So my blog posts will be scattered here and there, but I'll try to get one out every Friday, since creative/crafty/wooly Friday is my very favorite blog day of the week.

Once final note, to tie into kntiting/crafting.  I finally have a local wool/craft shop.  It is right in the local high street, and full of the most gorgeous wool I have ever seen.  An added bonus is that they offer classes.  The first one (for me) is in September, and it is wool felting a bag.  I can't wait, I've already signed up!

Take care everyone!

View of the village

View of the village and river

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