Friday, 18 January 2008

Mad Hatter?

We had a lovely MBC meeting on Wednesday - good food, plenty of wine and we even got to swap books. I swapped The Memory Keeper's Daughter for this, which I've started reading but I'm not sure I like the style. But I will persevere and report back.


Now you could be forgiven for thinking I've turned my hand to Millinery, what with the recent strawberry hat, tea cosy hat and now this - the birthday cake hat! But no - I'm retiring from hat making. This was made for a friend as her catering business is ten years old and they have a work party tonight. They always have a party in January, nearly always with fancy dress of some description and I have made various outfits for her in the past so I was grateful it was only a hat this time as it was another case of lots of glue gun and swearing (though fortunately no hand stitching)



I was grateful when it was finished and collected and I could move onto something more comfortable - both in terms of the production and the wearing (that hat was very uncomfortable!) I finally finished my latest pair of socks last night and they are very comfortable and colourful!



The yarn is Koigu Yarn (colour P912) that I bought from Get Knitted at the Knitting and Stitching show in October. It was beautiful to knit with and has a lovely texture but what I didn't realise until a couple of days ago when I actually read the label... it's HAND WASH ONLY!!!!



Which of course means that they either will not be worn very often or I'm going to have very smelly socks! A pity because they are perfect for keeping my feet cosy when I've got my feet up of an evening. And I do rather like them.



It does mean I can move onto the next pair though. These are for Stewart, made from yarn he chose when we were in Liberty at the weekend - 100% mashine washable I'm pleased to say!


Have a great weekend!

7 comments:

  1. Having got over my fabric envy for Lucy's fabrics I find I'm now stricken with a bad case of sock envy!!! They are lovely but how annoying that they are hand wash - glad to know someone else is not a label reader ;-)
    One of these days I'll learn to knit socks too! Until then I shall content myself with looking ot everyone else's sock loveliness :)
    Lesley xx

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  2. I've started reading my copy of TFNKC and am enjoying it so far. Love your socks and that hat is fabulous even if it isn't comfortable! Lucy x

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  3. Snazzy feet-I love your candy striped socks.I started knitting a pair of socks in November or October I can't remember, but so far I have made one sock.Can you tell me where you got your knitting pattern from.My pattern seems to have some instructions missing so I had to make some of it up as I went along.One sock came out looking normal but now I have to make the other one!.

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  4. Nice sox Gina! I always forget to read the label too. Usually after a couple of careful washes I forget and they end up in the machine! Not a domestic goddess then!! Have a great weekend! xx

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  5. I love the Birthday Hat!! What fun!

    Ths socks are lovely and cozy-looking, but the handwashing would blow me away. You could felt them and give them as a baby gift... he,he.

    Have a nice weekend!
    Joni

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  6. He hee...I laughed at lesley's comments about having sock envy! As I am experiencing that now after reading this post. Your feet look very snug and happy (if feet can look happy then yours certainly do!).

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  7. Oh please tell me you have kept going with that book. It is a fabulous 'fluffy' read.

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