I read Claire’s post about spirals the other day, and couldn’t get the image of those lovely whirly shapes out of my mind. Today I finally purchased the pattern (by Charissa Ragsdale at MadMadme.com, via Ravelry), and here we go with Number One:
Using Vinni’s DK cotton in burnt orange and soft grey. Colours don’t show up well because it’s evening here. Nice and easy to work, and I love the effect of the surface chain. Thanks for the inspiration, Claire.
I’m not sure what the spirals will grow into, but I am pretty sure that they will multiply quickly. It’s like that when you have other deadlines, isn’t it? I remember one evening about thirty years ago, at 9.30pm the night before a big exam, suddenly starting to paint my kitchen walls.
I’ve been asked to make a whole batch of rhino beanies, in turquoise with white horns. I would have thought grey would be better but it IS a gorgeous shade of turquoise, and I guess will complement the pink elephants and the red herrings. The cotton is all Vinni’s, of course.
I wanted to take these pics late last night and Carol was already asleep, so I had to wake her. That’s why she’s a bit blurry-eyed.
I had help. After two very rushed and pathetic attempts at a horn, I decided to look-see if someone else had already invented this wheel. Vielen dank, Diana. You saved my sanity.
And for every beanie I make, I wish that fifty rhino poachers could be caught and strung up. I won’t post pics of the horrific images that you’ll find on Save the Rhino, but there are some vile people out there whose cruelty is beyond understanding.
In the meantime, I have a market tomorrow to prepare for, so I’ll be off. Hope you all have a marvellous weekend. x
Hello. I’m missing my wordpress time and have loads of things I want to tell and show you, but it has to be a short one tonight due to other more “pressing” demands on my time. (Why why why do I always bite off more than I can chew??? Why am I incapable of learning from past mistakes???)
who is also this lady (you may remember I’ve shown you her beautiful embellished denim jacket before)
asked me to make her an earflap beanie in any mixture of colours that I felt like using. I used Vinni’s dk cotton and Repeat Crafter Me‘s basic beanie pattern. I ended up with this, which I think of as a kind of autumn rainbow:
Pam put it on as soon as I handed it over, and looked gorgeous in it. But I forgot to take a picture!
I’ve been so caught up with the kids’ animal beanies that I completely forgot about the hats for women I’m supposed to be making. 50 of them. FIFTY!!!What was I thinking???
I do at least have a great pattern. And it was free from Red Heart. And I can now make it in my sleep. Here it is: newsboy pattern in case you ever want to have a bash.
I made this version with 2 strands of Vinni’s Nikkim cotton in Plum and a 5mm hook:
And this version in a mystery acrylic with a 5.5mm hook:
I should have left the modelling to Alex, hahaha!!!