Just a Little Slouch

Hat's done!  Started by worrying I didn't have enough handspun...then moved onto worrying I didn't have enough of the main yarn (Vally Yarns Sheffield).  Turns out I had enough of both, and so now I've cast on a pair of tiny mitts to go with it.  And now, of course, I'm worried I don't have enough again. So, I'm thinking it really is reversible.  Here it is knit side out: And here purl side out: And here's the crown with the knit side out. And yes, yes you do need to weave the ends in neatly if you want it [...]

November 8, 2012|


I really don't know how this happened.  Whatever it was, something has to be done.  This needs to stop.  I somehow accidentally tripped and fell and obtained a set of 5 matching hat forms.  This is actually handy, as Alphonse and Esmeralda are sized for my/The Boy's head (more or less), but most human heads are rather smaller than mine.  This gives me access to a wider range of sizes, which is good because most of the book hats and most of the hats I make for other people are intended for more standard-sized heads. Now of course this does [...]

May 18, 2012|


You'll have to pardon me.  I've been a poor hostess.  I've neglected to make the proper introductions.  Miss Manners would not be pleased. Knitters, I'd like you to meet Esmeralda.  She's a lovely multi-part hat form.  Esmeralda, please meet the knitters.  They will all appreciate your unique talent for improving the look of jaunty hats of various shapes and sizes. You guys chat amongst  yourselves, I'll be over here working on something dashing for our new friend to wear.

January 23, 2012|
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