So, I was right about the size of Jono’s head – the Jayne hat was way too tight, so I knitted him another one and he gave the first one to his eldest son, Max. (Two Firefly fans in one family, what are the odds!?)
Here I am wearing Jayne hat #2.
And you don’t have to say it – when it comes to photography, I’m a natural, I know. Thank you.
Then I made more hats. Autumn, here, remember? I guess they look pretty stupid just lying there like this, but I didn’t want to hit you with two pics of me in a hat in one post.
I made these patterns up. Sort of. The brown and maroon stripey one is a larger variation on the CrossStitch slouch that I’ve made many times before, and I don’t often do stripes but the recipient loved it! She has dreads, and wanted something big enough to accommodate them but not so big around the brim that the whole thing would slip off. When I’d finished it, it looked humungous so I did a red one. It fits me very nicely, not like the black one below that was made last year, which will possibly be turned into a bag.
(Oops, sorry, that’s two after all.)
Another hat but this one with little bear ears for a baby. Anne is officially our Chief Baby Beanie Maker but I suddenly got the urge to try one myself. I’m not big on faces so, hey, could be anything you want – meerkat, squirrel, pug? Heh.
In other news, I’ve been whipping up as many pairs of house slippers as I can for the Kirstenbosch Market on Sunday. We have a new spot there (I did mention that Jam Tarts is now a Permanent Vendor, hey?) and I’ve just taken delivery of five stunning wooden crates made for me by Colin at the Carpenter’s Workshop; these will be used in our new-look display, which we’ve been working hard on. Will post a pic after Sunday. Very excited.
I’ll leave the other makes for my next post, don’t want to overwhelm you and think I never do any ‘real’ work…
Back soon x
That big hat made me laugh. Sorry. You certainly seem to be very productive. Good for you. :)
Now that I think about it, I should keep the big hat for when it’s not just a bad hair day but also a bad face day. :-)
LOL. Perfect :)
Looking forward to seeing the new display, take lots of pics. Good luck!!
Thanks. Will do :-)
You’re actually in love with the pom pom thing aren’t you?
you have made me acutely aware of them. and now they amuse me no end :-)
Glad I’ve made you happy ;-)
Wonderful works, especially the bag hat! Such a funny mishap!
I love all your hats and the one of you in the huge one was priceless!!!! :) I’m so happy for Jam Tarts to be a permanent vendor and I can’t wait to see your new display. Have a great weekend and good luck on your market.
Love and Hugs, Tamara
Thank you, we’re just hoping for decent weather on Sunday – CT autumns could go either way!
Oh my gosh! I will hope for clear and nice weather for the market too. :) Love, Tamara
HaHa. May I order a bad face day hat too? (just joking) Well done with the Jam tarts. :)
Oooo oooo, want to see your crate display!! I definitely need a bad face day hat lol!
and some days I need a bad body day hat :-)
If your big hat and one of my hats could just get together, it would be hat serendipity! http://wildsherkin.wordpress.com/2012/11/25/the-mad-hatter/
Stunning chin, Jill,no sign of a jowl or additional chin! Good luck at Kirstenbosch on Sunday.
Great work. I haven’t yet mastered a hat, everyone I have unravelled! Hats off to you and your work :)
Congrats !!! It has got to be nice to be a full time artist. Nice hats!!