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Where Mt.Mom knits, crochets, designs, and seeks Beauty as food for the soul.

Lots of Hats and Scarves

Posted by mtmom on October 19, 2008

I got a pretty nice photo of me wearing the Nuance hat and scarf, in front of the maple tree in our front yard.

I included this image as I updated my Finished Object page — see sidebar.  Documentation can be a fun project in itself, and helps me feel like I’ve accomplished something when I might otherwise feel I’m just on a treadmill of activity.  It’s also quite helpful when the County Fair rolls around, so I can tell which items were completed between the Sept 1’s.

Chloe has been helping me with my photos lately.  Here she is, as close to modeling as she’s likely to get, with an alpaca baby hat and an elementary-school sized “28-Hour Cap”.   (Gotta write up that pattern!!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teen-genius filmed me finishing the green cap with a Tubular/Grafting/Kitchener bind-off.  Once he edits it, we’ll post it to my YouTube page:  www.YouTube.com/MtMomDesigns .  (or, try clicking on one of the sidebar links to a paricular video)

Here’s the newest charity project.  I’m calling it the “Fiery Eyelash Scarf”.  Yarns are Patons Shetland Chunky and Bernat Boa, and needles are fat 17’s.  Held together, these yarns wanted to be BIG long stitches, so I’m double-wrapping the 2-strand rows, and working one garter ridge of just the smooth yarn in between double-wrapped rows.  I hope to get better photos, with better color, as the work progresses — light was getting low when I shot this one — also with help, as you see.  There is some hope that I’ll finish this in time for the second weekend of the Craft Sale — Julie likes to have fresh stock to lay out then.  This bulky scarf progresses quickly.  We shall see.

And, “what about the Fair Isle sampler?,” you ask.

The first set of motifs is just about finished — 3rd round from now will be the one where I change the original pattern to make the motifs interlock and interchange MC and CC. 

The yarn has changed color again, this time from turquoise to purple, and it turns out to be nicely centered with the brightest color on the center rounds, making it seem to “glow”.  Nice, eh?  (Also more white on those rounds.)  A very different look from the bands with deep oranges and greens, just below.  I’m really looking forward to seeing how it looks with several vertical repeats!

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2 Responses to “Lots of Hats and Scarves”

  1. Angeluna said

    Nice photo. It looks like fall is upon you. Just love Chloe’s modeling shots. She is a darling.

  2. Jean said

    Especially great photos, each one has its own appearl to me, the beautiful hat and scarf against the tree in its fall glory. The cat photos’s – mellow cat by the way. The photo with the scarf reminds me of the outdoor photos I try to take of my knitting, Lila is always so curious about whatever I am doing and I am afraid she will just take off with them. The Fair Isle sampler is SO GORGEOUS!!!!! Please keep showing photos if its progress.

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