Monday, December 17, 2007

Gingerbread Tam

I just made one of the Three Tams by Angela Sixian Wu, from the Winter '07 Knitty. This was a quick fun knit and completely up my alley.

Gingerbread Tam 3
This is the expression of a woman standing in her front yard when it's 14 degrees F, with no coat or gloves, in shoes but not insulated boots, fiddling with a camera and wondering if the autotimer will work.

Gingerbread Tam 2
The back view. Notice all the snow? This is not typical this early in Wisconsin.

Gingerbread Tam 1
The detail.

I used some ancient brown worsted wt wool yarn I picked up at a thrift shop and Knit Picks Bare that Shelagh gave me when we met in NH in summer '06. The kids and I dyed it with Wilton's paste and koolaid. I think the hat looks like a gingerbread house or some other brown confection sprinkled with colorful candy bits. Yum.

15 comments:

Criosa said...

I love the colors!

that pattern's on my list as soon as I get the gift knits done

dale-harriet said...

Yep - further documentation: you are a Magic Knitter with Enchanted Needles. I like looking your your knitted things more than -- ANYTHING! And Normal Expression in Snow notwithstanding, that's a great-lookin' tam on your pretty se'f!

Leslie said...

Very pretty! Looks like a great way to keep warm in all that snow.

schoenefarben said...

The hat looks very good and I like the colours!

Sarah said...

Ha ha ha! I love your expression, my first thought was 'man, she is not happy' I dig that tam too, the colors are great!

kmkat said...

The brown sets off the lovely pinks, etc., beautifully! I am inordinately fond of that kind of ribbing -- it looks great here!

Trillian42 said...

You're right - it totally looks like gingerbread.

It's lovely. I'm more intrigued by that pattern the more I see it, and yours isn't helping me resist. :)

Bezzie said...

I think I'm more jealous you can pull off a tam! Very nice and gingerbready!

MarieGrace said...

Love the tam... it really does look like a gingerbread house!

I had to giggle at your expression... if that's not the look of a woman who's cold and slightly disgruntled I don't know what is :-)

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Damn, you're cute!

GURO said...

Gorgeous! I had not noticed that that pattern is so nice until now. And I wish we had snow too, we just have a thick-ish layer of frost.

(And thanks for your comment on the socks. They are done now and my cousin knows they will arrive late!)

Lynn said...

Charming! I wish I looked that good in a tam - I never look disgruntled in a sophisticated sort of way, I just look silly, in a rabbit in the headlights sort of way.

Terby said...

Very cool. I like the hat immensely, and your expression cracked me up.

I'd rather have snow than the weather we're having - it keeps swinging wildly over a 50 degree range. Not great for preventing colds.

turtlegirl76 said...

Oooh I love it in those colors! I'm nuts about fair aisle right now myself. This is on my list. It looks great on you!

Kristina B said...

You wear the tam very well, my dear. Not to mention that it is lovely. (chewing arm off in frustration at not being patient enough for Fair Isle...) :-)