Monday, June 30, 2008

Finally, a little knitting content!







I recently finished this hat! It was loosely inspired by one in the book Hip Knit Hats, but with my own numbers and variations. I like the way it can be worn in a variety of different ways, with differing degrees of jauntiness!

The lighter yarn is some of the handspun that the wonderful Lady Bean of House of Wool Repute sent me a while ago. This only used a small amount of it, but I have enough to make something else with what's left. The darker green was an odd ball of something I took to be Manos that I got in a big grab bag from the thrift shop several years ago. The Manos is heftier than the handspun, but it doesn't really matter for this use.

For those of you who haven't figured it out yet, I'm kind of a hat fiend. I feel that fun hats are one of the places a woman of size can really go to town without worrying too much about accentuating the wrong place. I mean, really, who can go wrong accentuating her head?

As for the 'zine, Knitcircus, we press the big SEND button tomorrow and off it goes to the printer. I'll be hitting up my faithful readers for a bit of a favor. Well, a favor with a sweetener for you. To receive your free copy of Knitcircus #3, all you need to do is agree to drop off one issue at your LYS, along with a cover letter explaining a bit about us. (No sales pitch: just drop and leave.) Of course, we're hoping that yarn shops will agree to carry us, but they have to know about us first! If you're interested, send me an email (in my blogger profile) and include your mailing address. As soon as we get the issues in our sweaty little hands, you'll get a copy, plus one for your LYS. It's that simple.

12 comments:

peri said...

That's a great hat - I really love it, suits you too!

YarnThrower said...

That hat looks so great, and it's a most fabulous picture of you!

I imagine you already have all of my LYS's covered, though I would like a chance to purchase the magazine... Will I be able to find it at Lakeside Fibers, Sow's Ear, or Off the Beaten Path?

Lynn said...

Cute hat - I love that color! And I take it the turtle isn't a permanent part of the design? Why not, I ask?

turtlegirl76 said...

I think the colors match that turtle rather well! I love the hat! =D

I'll be sending you an e-mail. I'd be happy to bring it by Charlotte Yarn.

GURO said...

It looks great on you! Very cool indeed. Or were you going for warm, maybe? ;)

Kristina said...

Elizabeth, I love the colours you chose for that hat. Very smart. I made one myself some time back, but prefer your version. The ribbing around the bottom is a nice touch.

Happy July!

Mango said...

Nice colors on the hat!

I'd be happy to drop an issue off at Kaleidoscope Yarns!

M

Laura said...

I'll drop off a magazine to Yarn 2 Ewe in Houston!

dale-harriet said...

Elizabeth - to quote someone somewhere, "Your LYS is my LYS"...but you know, I'd happily mail one (at my expense) to the Yarnery, I'm on their mailing list -- and to Borealis Knits, for that matter. They're both in St. Paul and I will be going to both again......

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

I like that hat. That book has been teasing me only because of the hat on the cover. I'm a hat person, too. I do tend toward the beret because of the preservation of head hair vs. hat hair. rnelp

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

P.S. The turtle is saying, "I can haz oshen?" nrapa

Kitty Mommy said...

I love how the hat turned out. Cute turtle, too.